Komodo National Park

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Can not be denied, the giant Komodo ( dragon ) that inhabit the area Komodo National Park (TNK) in West Manggarai, western tip of Flores island, is the uniqueness of Indonesia, that is one of the nomination of World Seven Wonder. Komodo from the prehistoric era is still alive until the modern era like now, and into the attractiveness of one of the world at this time. TNK famous throughout the world to save the two objects because tourism pull high wall. In addition to the giant Komodo lizard before, the exposition area of waters rich in various kinds of marine biota.

Komodo (Varanus komodoensis)-land reptiles in the world in the TNK-life spread on the island of Komodo, Rinca, and Gilimotang. An approximately 2,000-tails reptile is called by local people and animals, including carrion eater and sometimes man-eater. The prey is the food is deer, wild pigs, buffalo and wild horses. Komodo National Park consists of three islands, namely the island of Komodo, Rinca island and Padar island, and 26 large islands / other small. As many as 11 fruit mountain / hill in the Komodo National Park with the highest peak is Mount Satalibo (± 735 meters dpl). The state of nature that makes the dry and arid The uniqueness of the savanna area, the limited water sources and the temperature is quite hot; fact is that the habitat be a beast by ancient Komodo dragons (Varanus komodoensis).


Most of the national park is a savanna with papyrus (Borassus flabellifer) the most dominant and characteristic. Some plants in the Komodo National Park, among others, rattan (Calamus sp.), Bamboo (Bambusa sp.), Tamarind (Tamarindus indica), bulging (Sterculia foetida), bidara (Ziziphus jujuba), and mangrove (Rhizophora sp.) Addition Komodo typical animals, there are deer (Cervus timorensis floresiensis), wild pig (Sus scrofa), ajag (Cuon alpinus javanicus), wild horse (Equus qaballus), wild buffalo (Bubalus bubalis); 2 turtle species, 10 kinds of dolphins, 6 types of whales and cow have seen the sea in the Komodo National Park. Potential of marine life in the national parks is recorded as 259 types of coral and 1,000 species of fish such as barakuda, Marlin, yellow tail, red kakap, baronang, and others.

Komodo National Park is a national asset to support technical assistance for the international management, and has been defined as a World Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO. Savanna habitat of the Komodo Travelers most visited Komodo National Park is the foreign tourists, where they take the national parks with this epithet "world apart". To make eyes look open field with some papyrus that soar straight to heaven with background set of mountains, arid and desolate impression on the savanna but the uproar by some sound horses and wild birds, giant reptiles. Swimming and bathing under the hot sun and blue sea water Flores; the world and experience that is not forgotten by the tourists. Some locations / objects of interest to visit: Loh Liang.
Main entrance to the observation of wildlife in the forest are limited by the seasonal white sand beach and cultural tourism. Paralyzed the island, Red beach, Loh Bo and sebita. Diving and snorkeling with the Dive shop facilities and glass bottom boat. Banu Nggulung. Observation animals. Visit best season: in March until June and October until December each year. How well a location: Denpasar-Mataram-Bima-Sape (fery travel and land) for two days. Sape of the major national parks using fery. Denpasar-Labuan Bajo the plane twice a week, and use the fery or speedboat from Labuan Bajo to the location of national parks.



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