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THE KOMODO NATIONAL PARK
The National Park
Komodo National Park was established in 1980. It was declared a World Heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1991.
The park comprises a coastal section of western Flores, the three larger islands of Komodo, Padar, and Rinca, 26 smaller islands, and the surrounding waters of the Sape Straights. The islands of the national park are of volcanic origin.
The climate is one of the driest of Indonesia with annual rainfall between 800mm and 1000mm. Harsh daily temperatures in the dry season from May to October are around 40 °C.
The famous Komodo dragons are found mainly on Komodo and Rinca island. It’s on those two islands that you will have an excellent trek to encounter these incredible creatures and some wild species of the area. The dragon has a length of 3 m and can easily reach 90 kg. These impressive creatures will eat almost any meat – from fish to monkeys to the water buffalo.