Komodo island is located between the island of Flores and Sumbawa island in the lesser Sunda islands of Indonesia. Komodo Island is approximately 37 km long and 22 km wide and about 336 km2. Komodo island tours are packages to explore the wonderful islands. We have some tour packages, as below:
This is our popular tour package. It covers trekking at Komodo Island, Rinca, Padar Island and also snorkeling at Pink beach, Manta Point, Siaba Island. It can be started either from the airport of Komodo or from you hotel.
The tour is designed for those who do not want to live on board longer than expected. This tour covers snorkeling at Pink Beach, Siaba island, Manta Point and also trekking at Padar Island, Rinca Island and also at Komodo island as well. It is better to start the tour from Labuan Bajo and stay at a hotel prior start the tour.
Komodo National Park
Komodo National Park is located between the island of Flores and Sumbawa in the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia. The Park belongs in the Komodo Sub-District of West Manggarai District in the Province of East Nusa Tenggara. Komodo National Park was established in 1980. The Park was also declared a World Heritage Site and A Man and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1986.
Land and Marine of Komodo National Park
Komodo National Park includes both land and marine areas. The Islands were declared a national park to protect the endangered Komodo Dragons and their environment, as well as biodiversity of the islands. The marine park was established to protect the high diversity of marine life in the waters surrounding the island, some of the richest on the planet. Komodo National Park covers 1,817 square kilometers. The islands of Komodo National Park total over 603 square kilometers and marine waters total 1,214 square kilometers.
Island of Komodo National Park
The main islands are Komodo Island, Rinca, Padar, Gili Motang, and Nusa Kode, but also there are many smaller island included as well. The island of Komodo National Park are generally young, oceanic volcanic islands that constantly changing by rising, eroding, and subsiding into the sea.
West Komodo tours was probably the first to form from volcanic activity in the Jurrasic era 130 to 134 million years ago. East Komodo along with Padar and Rinca, are younger and probably emerged in the Eocene era about 49 million years ago.
Komodo National Park is so Dry
The climate is strongly affected by monsoon wind and the amount of moisture they bring in. From April to October, dry southeast trade wind from Australia bring very little moisture to the area. From November to March, the northwest monsoon blows in from Asia. These wind bring in moisture, but most of the moisture is dropped over western Indonesia before it reaches the park. Komodo Tours
The highest temperature in the park is 43 degrees Celsius, the lowest is 17 degrees Celsius. November is the hottest month of the year. The hottest part of the day is in the early afternoon.
The average humidity level is only 36%. The highest humidity is in February at 86%.
Flora Of Komodo National Park
There are 254 plant species from Asian and Australia origin in Komodo National Park. Lontar Palm, Acacia, Jujubi, Wild Kapok, Strangling Fig, Tamarind, Gebang, Cicad, Prickly Pear Cactus, Orchids, Rattan, Bamboo, and many more.
Animals of Komodo National Park
The many animals in Komodo Tours National Park are important to the ecology of the Komodo Dragon. The Komodo Dragon is the top predator in its environment and all animals in the park are potential prey of the Komodo dragon.
The 277 animals found in Komodo National Park are made up of a mixture of animals origination from Asia or Australia. These include 32 mammal species, 128 bird species and 37 reptile species. Along with the Komodo dragon tours, at least another 25 species of the land are protected for their limited numbers or limited distribution.
Timor Deer, wild board, water buffalo, Long-tailed macaques, palm civet, Mice and Rats, Frigate Bird, White-bellied sea eagle, stork, orange-footed scrubfowl, green junglefowl, green imperial pigeon, sulpher-crested cockatoo, and many more. Komodo Tours