Komodo National Park is located within the lesser Sunda Islands on the border of East Nusa Tenggara and West Nusa Tenggara. The park consists of a group of small islands. It is the only place where over 400 species of Komodo Dragons are living.
The Komodo Dragons are most found in Rinca Island, Komodo Island, and Motang Island. Rinca and Komodo Island seem to be the most visited compared to Motang Island. You can find Komodo easily on Komodo island and Rinca.
The park was founded in 1980, it aims to protect Komodo Dragons. Komodo dragons are the largest lizard in the world. In 1991 the National Park was declared as The UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Getting to Komodo National Park
Komodo National Park is only accessible by boat. The first thing to do before getting to Komodo is to get to Labuan Bajo Flores Island. Labuan Bajo is the only gateway to enter Komodo National Park.
Below are the ways to get there:
- Book a Komodo Island tour from Labuan Bajo. There are a variety of tour packages to offer such as full-day tours and Liveaboard. Liveaboard is available in private and shared arrangements, you can choose between 2 days, 3 days, and 4 days tour.
- Join a boat trip from Lombok for 4 days and 3 nights. These boat trips will also explore some islands beyond Lombok and Sumbawa. After that, continue to explore Komodo National Park.
Besides the Komodo Dragons, you can also find beautiful landscapes and world-class underwater marine life.
Here are some places you can visit:
- Komodo Island
- Rinca Island
- Padar island
- Pink Beach
- Manta Point
- Kalong Island
- Kanawa Island
- Gili Lawa
- Manjarite Beach
- Sabalon Island
- Motang Island
Visit the above places only with the boat trip, you can join the best tour arrangements offered by some travel agencies. If you are having a problem with the Komodo tours, you may contact us through our contact form.
Most of the islands in the National Park are dry and very hot, so we recommend you not to smoke while on the island. Follow all the local guide instructions while you are on the island. Never try to go alone, especially in Rinca and Komodo Island. These two islands are the homeland of Komodo Dragons.
Accommodation and Restaurants
Accommodations and restaurants are not available at the moment. The only thing you can find in the park is Warung or Kios. Warung is a small shop that sells daily needs, the most they sell are local foods like Nasi Bungkus. These warungs are found on Komodo Island and some on Rinca island.
If you join the Komodo boat tours, the boat tour company will provide you with meals during the trip. They also provide cabin room boats, so you don’t need to worry about where to stay and eat during the Komodo island tour.
The best Komodo Wisata Tour to book is 3 days and 2 nights. Otherwise, you can also book a full-day tour if you don’t have enough time on your vacation. Tour packages offer daily departures from Labuan Bajo. You can try to book online or find some vendors in Labuan Bajo.