Komodo National Park (KNP)

Komodo National Park (KNP) consists of three big islands and several smaller ones. The three big islands are Palau Padar, Rinca and the famously known Komodo Island. The park, protected as a UNESCO heritage site, earned its name due to the majestic Komodo Dragons that live there. The Park is also dedicated to protecting other species like the Dugong, its rich marine diversity and beautiful coral reefs. If you want to have a once in a lifetime experience, we recommend you to go snorkeling or diving and experience why Komodo National Park is one of a kind.

The people that inhabit Komodo today came from Flores and Sulawesi and have been mixed with the original people of Komodo Island. Due to its remote location, the National Park can only be reached by boat from the harbor of Labuan Bajo. It is recommended to hire an English speaking local guide, who can explain everything about the park. The climate of KNP is one of the driest of Indonesia and between May and October it can be very hot. This climate is perfect for the Komodo Dragon while the animal is also living on other islands and the main island of Flores. It is possible to stay in the National Park with locals in their houses for a small fee. Do bear in mind that there are no hotels or resorts located within the Komodo National Park.

Photo courtesy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dugong

Travel tips

  • Visit all districts
  • Experience different rituals and traditions
  • Visit the KNP and meet the Komodo Dragon
  • Go snorkeling or diving

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