Komodo island East Nusa Tenggara – Indonesia
Komodo Island is named after the famous lizard that lives in it is the largest island in Komodo National Park with an area of 390 km2.
The island located in the western part of the park, Komodo is less frequented than Rinca Island due to its slightly wilder location. With an estimated population of 1,000 Komodo dragons living on the island, that’s less than Rinca.
There are 2 islands normally people see Komodo, Komodo Island and Rinca Island, We can go to this island by boat from Labuan Bajo or with Cruise
Wild boar, buffalo, Sumba deer, monkeys, wild horses and many species of snakes are on this island. Komodo consists of three different types of vegetation with savanna around the coastline covering 70% of the island, monsoon forest with dry tropical forest located between sea level and 500 meters altitude and quasi-cloud forest above 500 meters.
Where Is Komodo Island?
Komodo Island is part of the Komodo National Park, a group of tropical islands located just off the coast of Flores, in east Indonesia.
The park’s three main islands are Komodo, Rinca, and Padar, but there are lots of smaller ones too, so it’s the perfect place for island hopping!
The closest city is the fishing town of Labuan Bajo in Flores, which has its own airport and plenty of hotels and restaurants to enjoy in between visits to the park.
How To Get To Komodo Island Indonesia
The only way to visit Komodo Island and the rest of the national park is on a boat tour from Labuan Bajo, where the airport is located. You can’t fly to Komodo Island directly.
There are a bunch of flights to Labuan Bajo airport (LBJ) every day from Bali, with a 1 hour flight time
Getting to Komodo island from Bali is easier than ever now that AirAsia flies between them several times per week. You can also fly to the Labuan Bajo airport from Jakarta, Surabaya, or Ende.
Once you get to Labuan Bajo, it’s possible to book a boat tour to Komodo Island at the harbor, or you can book sailing trip from Lombok share trip
The Komodo islands are located about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Labuan Bajo as the crow flies, and the journey normally takes 3 hours with a slow boat, or less than half that with a speedboat.
You can knock out all the top sights of Komodo National Park (including the dragons) in one full day tour, or it’s possible to stay in a live aboard boat and spend several days sightseeing!