Komodo Island

Komodo Island

Komodo Island is located in the West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara. The island is known as the place where more than 3.000 Komodo Dragons are living.

The Komodo Dragons are wild monitor lizards, it is the world's largest lizard. Komodo island is surrounded by mangrove shrublands, coral reefs, savannah, and forests.

The island of Komodo lies between the substantially large neighboring islands, Sumbawa to the West and Flores to the east. The island's surface area covers 390 square kilometers.

Getting to Komodo Island

Below are the best ways to get there:

  • Join the boat trip from Labuan Bajo. The tour company offers a variety of tour packages such as full-day tours and many more.
  • Flight from Denpasar to Labuan Bajo, and then book a Komodo boat trip.
  • 4 day trip from Lombok with the Phinisi boat.
  • Get on the Pelni, the biggest ship which schedules 2 times a month.

There are more tour operators that offer the best tours to Komodo. Visit the Komodo tours webpage from Labuan Bajo for details.

The Best Time to Visit

Indonesia has two seasons, rainy and dry. The dry season is from April to the end of September while the rainy season is from  October to March.

The best time to visit in a year is from April to September. During this period Indonesia has a dry season. So it's best if you don't want to go into bad weather. During the rainy season, from October to the end of March, Indonesia will have a rainy season. Most seas are rough and rainy during the visit.

When you plan to visit Komodo dragons, all you need to do is prepare yourself physically. You will have to go trekking on the island to find the Komodo dragons.

Things to Know When Visiting Komodo Dragons

Komodo dragons are the wild largest lizard in the world. Here are some tips for your best travel to Komodo:

  • Find a reliable travel agent
  • Never try to go alone
  • Keep silent while you are on the island
  • Do not smoke, the island is very dry, it is easy to burn.
  • Keep your eyes during the trek, baby Komodo's are sometimes on the tree.
  • Report to the ranger when you find a problem.
  • Women on their period are not recommended
  • Make sure you are always with the ranger.

Apart from Komodo Dragons, you will also find other wildlife such as deer, buffalo, birds, and snakes. A beautiful pink sand beach is located in the north of the island. It is about 30 minutes from the main harbor.

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