Bajawa’s Own Mini Kelimutu
Wawomudha Lake is a definite must-visit while in Bajawa, Flores. This lake has three craters with three different beautiful colours, similar to Kelimutu Lake which is located in Ende, Flores. Located in Susu Village, the crater of Wawomudha was formed in 2001 after Mount Wawomudha erupted. As the location is very close to the center of Bajawa city, Wawomudha Lake has become a popular tourist attraction for both locals and tourists.
To reach the lake, you can drive from Bajawa for about 15 minutes. It’s better to hire a local guide to show you the exact route as you’ll need to trek for 30 minutes to reach the crater. You’ll enjoy the view while trekking as Flores is still very much untouched, very natural and very green.
Once you reach the top, you can see the craters with yellow, brown, and brownish-red coloured water. The water changes due to volcanic reactions and micro-organisms in the water. Many people said that Wawomudha lake is the mini Kelimutu lake. The best time to visit Wawomudha lake is during the dry season when you can be sure that there won’t be any fog to block your views.