Canoeing at Tiwu Bowu
In Ende, there are a lot of beautiful places for those who love nature. One of these places is Tiwu Bowu, a quiet and tranquil place in Flores that would give you the rare opportunity to just relax near the water while taking in the beautiful scenery.
Tiwu means lake in Lionese and here in Tiwu Bowu, you can go canoeing on its calm waters. You can also observe the locals as they go about their day farming in the traditional “keramba” style, which is an interesting net system of fish farming. From the lake, you could see miles away a charming view of rice paddy fields and charcoal-coloured seashore. You could also consider renting a traditional wooden boat from the locals as the second option to canoeing – as there are actually no canoe rent facilities nearby.
Aside to its breathtakingly calm and peaceful surroundings, you could also spend the day bird watching. The area around Tiwu Bowu is home to some of the most beautiful and rare species of endemic birds. Don’t forget your camera!
– Bring your own snacks and drinks, as there are no facilities nearby
– The closest town with accommodations, restaurants and shops is Ende
– There is no public transport to the lake, so best is to go by private motorbike or car
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