Rain or Shine
Best Time To Visit The Komodo National Park
Planning a visit to the Komodo National Park? The first thing you need to decide is when to go. The park is located in Flores, in the East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia where it is generally either hot and dry or rainy and windy. It would be best to avoid heading there during the rainy season as the park’s main attractions and things to do would involve you spending most of your time outdoors.
The Komodo National Park is made up of hundreds of little islands with the three main ones being Padar, Rinca and Komodo Island. This means that you’ll be spending a lot of time on boats or phinis to get to one attraction or the other. This is not going to go well for you if you’re there during the rainy season! You won’t be able to dive, snorkel, trek or swim. In fact, plenty of boat operators, dive operators, ferries and some sections of the Komodo National Park will be closed during the rainy season when the sea gets too rough with strong waves, heavy rain and strong wind. It’s definitely not safe to be out and about at sea then!
So before you book that plane ticket, be sure to note that the dry season and the best time to visit the Komodo National Park is from April to June and September to November. The rainy season fall from December to March, with the heaviest and most dangerous period in February. It will be quite the challenge to find any dive or tour operators operating at this time of the year.
April and May is the best time to visit as the sea is very calm and everything above water is fresh and green. Great time to swim with manta rays and other wonderful sea creatures, while on land, plenty of animals are out and about. It gets hotter in June and less green, with almost zero rain to impede you outdoor activity, so definitely a good time to come visit.
High season falls from July to August and the whole park will be packed with tourists and boats and everything will naturally be just a little bit more expensive. It is also not manta season, so you won’t be able to see many mantas while diving or snorkeling.
Another great time to visit is from September to November when all the tourists have gone home. The weather is great, the sea is calm, there are discounts on tours and accommodations, and all of the park’s animals are out and about including the komodo dragons and the manta rays as well as some sharks and whales.
If you’d like to know more about the Komodo National Park before your holiday, do visit our website at www.floresplus.net. Click on the Komodo National Park tab and find out all the pertinent information before your next adventure!