Rinca Island, Komodo National Park

Rinca island is a rough little island located just off the western tip of Flores Island. It is an island in East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia. The island is famous for Komodo dragons' adventure and spectacular views. There is also some wildlife inhabited on the island such as deer, wild pigs, and buffalo.

Rinca is one of the 3 largest islands in Komodo National Park, which has less impact on tourism. The island is more likely to see Komodo dragons in their habitats. There are about 1.300 Komodo dragons.

Komodo Dragons are the largest lizard on earth, it can grow up to 10 feet. Komodo can chase down prey, usually deer and buffalo, at a speed of 15 miles per hour. They will be more active in the morning and lazier by mid-day. However, baby Komodo and young Komodo are likely to be active at any time.

Getting to Rinca Island

The best way to get there is to join the Komodo island tour from Labuan Bajo. Here are some tour packages you can take:

  • Full day tour with speed boat
  • 2 day Komodo Tour
  • 3 day Komodo tour package

There are many more tour packages that you can book to visit the island. To see more details of the tour, you can visit the Rinca island day tour from Labuan Bajo. Our team is welcome to serve you better.

What can you expect to see?

The island is a tiny fishing village in Komodo National Park. It is undeveloped compared to Komodo island. It is dry and hot. The dense forest will give way to savannah grass. There are also some watering holes where the Komodo Dragons hunt prey.

According to BTPN, Komodo National Park Authority in 2018, there are 1.300 Komodo Dragons. While on Komodo island, there are 1.727 Komodo Dragons. Others were found on Motang island and Nusa Kode.

If you are on the island, keep in mind that Komodo is wildlife, follow instructions from your Ranger. Baby Komodo are often in the trees, so keep watch during the trek. For best advice before you visit the island, read our Komodo travel tip details.

Other Wildlife Living in Rinca

Komodo Dragons are not the only wildlife living on the island. There is also some wildlife such as wild pigs, buffalo, bird species, deer, and monkeys. Cobra snakes also have species on the island. Most of the snakes come out at night or swim in the ocean.

The most you will see on the way are buffalos, birds, and deer. They sometimes come out around the trek. Ask your ranger if you need to stop for pictures. Most of the wildlife photographers are choosing to spend a few days on this island. Private Liveaboard is the best option if you want to stay a couple of days here.

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