Komodo National Park




Komodo National Park is located on the West Mangggarai Regency in East Nusa Tenggara. The Park consists of three largest islands Komodo, Padar, and Rinca. There are also 26 smaller islands with total areas 1.733 km2. The national park was founded in 1980 to protect the Komodo Dragons and other wildlife. 

In 1991 the park was declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site. And winning the New 7 Wonders of Nature in 2011. It also keeps the exotic flora such as the variety of Python Wooden. These wooden can use for medicine and materials coloring.

The national park is popular as the original habitat of Komodo Dragons, the largest lizard on the earth. Currently, the data from 2009 said that on Komodo Island living about 1300 dragons. There are others who are living near Komodo Island, such as Rinca Island, Gili Motang and Wae Wul. So in total from each island are 2500.

Besides the Komodo dragons adventure, you will also find other activities such as snorkeling, diving, and hiking. It is always an amazing thing to see the Giant Lizard Komodo dragons in their habitat. To see the Komodo Dragon, you can join us on the Komodo Island Tours with the special offer.

The Year of Established

In 1980 the National Park was established to protect the Komodo Dragon and its habitat. There are 277 species of animals that are a mix of animals originating from Asia and Australia. There are 32 species of mammals, 128 species of birds, and 37 species of reptiles. Together with the Komodo Dragon, at least 25 species of terrestrial animals and birds including protected animals. This is due to their limited number of spreading.

In addition, in this region, there are also coral reefs. There are at least 253 species of coral reefs found there, with about 1,000 species of fish. The beauty of this reef attracts foreign tourists to swim or dive in these waters. These islands are originally volcanic islands. The population in this area is approximately 4,000 inhabitants (data taken from Wikipedia.org).

Getting to Komodo National Park

The National Park is located in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. It is a group of islands in the West Flores. The main attraction of the Park is Komodo Dragons. The largest lizard in the world found on the 2 big islands, Rinca and Komodo island.

The way to get to there:

  • Flight from Bali or Jakarta to Labuan Bajo, then book day tour or liveaboard. 
  • Boat trip from Lombok which schedules 3 times a week.
  • Liveaboard from Bali in private or sharing groups.
  • Busses from Bali or Lombok via Sumbawa island for 2 days.
  • Pelni, the biggest Indonesia boat. Depart 2 times in a month, from Bali or Lombok.

When you decided to go for Komodo Tour Packages, make sure you book the tour in advance. Get a special offer with a professional tour guide and book online.

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