The Morača’s source is in northern Montenegro, under the mountain Rzač. It is 113 kilometers long and runs from north to south. It flows into the Lake Skadar. In its northern part, Morača is fast mountain river, and the canyon crosses it in the north of Podgorica. After the merger with its largest tributary, Zeta, norther of Podgorica, Morača enters the Zeta valley, until it flows into Lake Skadar. Morača is a relatively small river, more than 100 m wide and mostly low, and therefore its flow is not altered. Its canyon is part of the main road through which we come to Podgorica and Montenegrin coast. The river Morača is considered to be one of the symbols of Podgorica, and is the largest river flowing through the city.


Left-hand tributary of the river Morača is the favorite confluence of Podgorica in hot summer days.

Clean river and beautiful canyon, so narrow in some places that it can be jumped over with only minor effort, just 4 km far from the city center.

Waterfall at the House Rakić (popular Niagara) about ten metres high, is weak in the summer and bathers can swim safely two or three metres from it.


The Zeta River is 86 km long. At the mouth, there is more water than Morača, but Morača is longer and has a straight and surface flow. Zeta waters are well hydropower used in three hydropower plants. Zeta is a real water and fishing gem, with indigenous trout and other species of fish. When it becomes a nature park, it is planned to introduce a moratorium on fishing.

The valley of the river Zeta and the river itself is an important ecosystem for Montenegro.

Out of 352 registered bird species in Montenegro, 20 percent of the total number are birds that are preserved habitat, and all these species are present in this area.