Komodo National Park
The Home of Komodo Dragon
Komodo National Park is a conservation area for the unique Komodo Dragon and its habitat established in 1980. As a conservation area, the main duty of the National Park is to protect Komodo dragon and to prevent its habitat from being damaged. In 1991, UNESCO confirmed the area as one of World Heritage Site. Moreover, there are 277 species of animals in there. Animals from Asia and Australia are mixed on the national park area. It consists of 32 species of mammals, 128 species of birds, and 37 species of reptiles. Furthermore, the national park is also rich of marine environment. Based on the official site, it has 1,000 species of fish, some 260 species of reef-building coral, and 70 species of sponges. Dugong, sharks, manta rays, at least 14 species of whales, dolphins, and sea turtles.
The location of the national park is in the center of Indonesia between Sumbawa island and Flores island. It includes 3 large islands and some small islands. The three well known islands are Komodo Island, Rinca Island, and Padar Island.
Komodo Island is known as the original habitat of komodo animals. The location of Komodo Island is in Komodo District, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. Komodo dragons live and breed well on this island. Therefore, here are about 1300 tail dragons on this island in August 2009. Moreover, not only its natural attractions, scientists from various countries choose Komodo Island as an object of research. They studied the komodo dragons and the flora and fauna that live there. Moreover, National Geographic raised the headline “100 Best Destinations Around the World in Four Seasons” in July 2017. In the magazine, Komodo Island is in the list of 10 best destinations in the world.
Rinca Island is one of the reservation area of Komodo dragon. The location is in Komodo District, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. In terms of scenery, Rinca Island is very similar to the island of Komodo. Rinca Island features beautiful beaches and several hills. The land here is mostly covered by grasslands or savanna. Rinca Island is about 18,500 hectares which is also home to about 2,000 more dragons. This island holds more from Komodo Island.
Padar Island is the third largest island in Komodo National Park, after Komodo Island and Rinca Island. The best attraction of this island is the breathtaking landscape from the top of the hill with a blue ocean as the backdrop. None of Komodo Dragon lives on this island. Hence, Padar Island is the perfect location for trekking, taking pictures, and relaxing. Padar Island also has a very beautiful beach and it is an excellent place for diving and snorkeling.
How to Get There
The Komodo National Park is not just the three large islands. It still has so many beautiful and stunning places to visit. It is accessible by plane or ferry but it is highly recommended to join Komodo Island Tour Package for more comfortable and joyful journey. The tour is offering you unforgettable experience living on full board services for three days and two nights.
Facilities in Komodo National Park
- Home Stay
- Food Stalls
- Drink Stalls
- Rest Rooms