Trip to Komodo Island how to go there

Trip to Komodo Island

Komodo dragon is on the ground. Interesting perspective. The low point shooting. Indonesia. Komodo National Park. An excellent illustration. source : unsplash.com

Halo guys now I will write a topic about Komodo Island.

  • About why you should trip to Komodo Island,
  • How to go to Komodo Island
  • And  the history of Komodo Island
  • What to do when you are in Komodo Island

The Komodo Island

And as the name suggests,

The Komodo Island is the original habitat of Komodo dragons.

located in the Nusa Tenggara Islands.

To the east of Sumbawa Island which is separated by the Sape Strait.

And This island is located at the westernmost end of East Nusa Tenggara Province.

And Bordering West Nusa Tenggara Province.

So This island is also included in the Komodo National Park area.

And Managed by the Central government

The populations of Komodo 

At least in 2009, there were 1,300 Komodo dragons that breed well on this island.

But, if added with other islands, namely Rinca Island and Gili Motang. The population reaches 2,500

The Director General of Natural Resources and Ecosystem Conservation Of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry said

The total number of Komodo dragons in 2018 was 2,897 And in 2019 it was 3,022 or an increase of 125.

Why you should trip to Komodo island?

The Komodo dragon, a ferocious carnivore and predator, lazily walks along a forest path on Komodo Island, Indonesia. source : unsplash.com

There are some reason why you should trip to Komodo island such

1. Komodo Island is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World.

2. Many options of Tourist Attractions in Labuan Bajo

3. you can sail and feel the sensation of spending the night on the ship.

4. The beauty and uniqueness of Komodo is recognized by the world.

5. Its beauty is located on land, beaches, in the sea and hills.

6. You can try Snorkeling and sweeming with Manta Ray at Manta Point!

7. The Ancient Reptiles Komodo dragon only lives in Komodo island

How to go to Komodo Island

If you go from Bali to Komodo Island now can be accessed very easily.

To reach Komodo Island, you must be landing first in Labuan Bajo.

And then take a boat to Komodo Island.

By Plane

The fastest way from Bali to Labuan Bajo is to use transportation via air, or by plane

The price of a plane ticket from Bali to Labuan Bajo starts from IDR 700 thousand to IDR 1.5 million.

Depending on the airline chosen.

By Boat

If you don”t want to go by Plane

You can also go to Labuan Bajo by a passenger ship owned by PT PELNI.

But there are only two ships serving the Bali-Labuan Bajo route.

Namely KM Tilongkabila and KM Binaiya.

Using transportation by the sea from Bali to Labuan Bajo will take 36 hours

But you’ve got breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the boat.

The schedule for KM Tilongkabila is in the morning.

From Benoa Harbor and arrives the next day at around 7 pm.

The ticket price is IDR 240,000 (*ticket prices can change at any time).

Meanwhile, KM Binaiya departs from Benoa Bali at 09.00 Am.

A ticket price of approximately Rp. 240,000 ( can change at any time ).

And includes 3 meals a day.

You can check the schedule from websites of PT PELNI

By Land tour or by Bus

The third way to reach Labuan Bajo from Bali is by bus or land tour

But of course, it will takes a lot of time so you will tired.

From Bali you will go to Sumbawa Besar by taking a bus.

The ticket price is IDR 250,000 ( includes meals )

From Sumbawa Besar you continue your trip to Bima by Elf car ( small bus )

The price for a ticket is IDR 150.000

From Bima you continue your trip to Sape by small  bus.

From Sape port you can use a ferry to Labuan Bajo.

And it takes 7-8 hours and the ticket price is IDR 60,000 per person.

The ferry from Sape to Labuan Bajo only once a day.

And departs every 08.00 AM. So don’t be missed

The History of Komodo Island

Wildlife shot of a large male Komodo Dragon (Varanus komodoensis). The Komodo Dragon (also called Komodo monitor) is the largest living species of lizard, with a maximum length of 3 metres (10 ft) and a body weight up to 70 kg (150 lb). The animal is a relict of very large lizards that once lived across Indonesia and Australia. source : Unsplash.com

The existence of Komodo on Komodo Island was discovered around 1911.

By a Dutchman namely Lieutenant Steyn van Hens Broek.

Because he tried to prove the report of the Dutch troops about a large animal resembling a dragon on the island.

Then he killed an animal and brought the documentation to the Museum and Botanical Garden in Bogor for research.

The photos were published in the Bogor zoological museum.

And in 1912 the documentation was widely published abroad.

Soon the news of the existence of this giant monitor lizard spread to all corners of the world.

And since then, many scientists from all over the world came to conduct scientific research.

Here is the track record that we quoted from Loh Liang (Komodo National Park).

About the existence of Komodo dragons on this island.

What to do when you are in Komodo Island

If you decide to take a vacation to Komodo Island.

Then it’s a good idea to read some of the guides and tips.

That we have summarized for you that can be a reference and input.

So that your vacation on the islands of Komodo and Rinca can run safely and pleasantly.

GUIDE & TIPS WHEN VISITING KOMODO ISLAND

1.Listen to the Ranger

Rangers themselves are guardians of the Komodo National Park and forest.

They also function as tour guides for tourists who come to visit.

In principle, they understand very well the behavior of Komodo Dragon

And how to be safe in order to be able to stand at close range with Komodo dragons.

2. Always Walk Behind Ranger

After listening to the ranger’s directions and instructions before trekking.

It’s a good idea to walk behind the ranger when doing short, medium or long trekking!

Don’t ever think or act silly by getting ahead of the Ranger!

This is very dangerous, even if you have been or frequently visited Komodo National Park

3. Do not make sudden movements or screams.

Usually, when trekking in Komodo National Park you will meet a Komodo dragon that is walking towards you.

So just follow the instructions and directions given by the Ranger!

Don’t even think about making sudden movements or screaming hysterically when you see a dragon!

The sudden movement here is a sudden jump or dodge.

Even though the Komodo dragon is still far away.

Because the Komodo dragon will think you are prey that deserves to be hunted.

Be normal and always be behind your ranger.

4. Don’t run or wave anything!

When you meet or see a Komodo, don’t think about running or being scared!

Because you can be sure you will be chased by Komodo!

Don’t get me wrong, Komodo runs very fast when chasing their prey.

5. Avoid Visiting During Menstruation (Women’s Monthly Cycle)

It is better for female travelers to avoid visiting Komodo National Park when they are menstruating.

This is because Komodo is very sensitive in smelling blood!

It is said that this ancient animal can smell the smell of blood from a distance of 5 -6 Kilometers !!

6. Avoid visiting during the rainy season

For travelers who want to visit Komodo Island National Park It is better to avoid it during the rainy season.

Actually this is more for your comfort when trekking.

Because the trekking route will be wet and muddy.

So you are not comfortable when traveling to Komodo Island.

 

 

 

 

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