If you are a fan of wildlife then there is a strong possibility that you will like Komodo National Park, which was recognised by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites in 1991.
Located between Sumbawa and Flores, the park is home to world’s largest and also one of the oldest living lizards – the Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis). They can only be found in the Komodo National Park as well as on the islands of Rinca, Nusa Kode, and Gili Motang. However, it is a mystery why these lizards are only found in the above-mentioned places.
I was lucky to witness not just one but four Komodos as my guide told me that it was not easy to spot them every day. While the male one was reticent, the female dragon was quite aggressive.
The guide told me that the park is home to around 2,000 Komodo dragons. Apart from dragons, you can find a variety of birds, tropical plants and wild orchids.
How to reach Komodo National Park: Hire a boat from Labuan Bajo harbour. It will take approximately two hours to reach there. Guides are also available there for your assistance. Just make sure you pay attention to their instructions. There are many tour operators in Labuan Bajo, who can arrange a trip for you.
Don’t worry about the food and accommodation, as you can find plenty of them for every kind of traveller in Labuan Bajo.
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