Populating several islands within Komodo National Park including Komodo and Rinca, these cannibalistic predators can grow up to 3 meters in length and weigh about 70 kilograms, making them the world’s largest lizards.
Not only is their venomous saliva able to paralyse and kill in one day’s time at most, the monitor lizard’s peculiar split-forked tongues are able to track down their prey as far as 9 kilometres away and can spring as fast as 20 kilometres per hour when roused.
As a safety precaution, it is now mandatory for visitors to be accompanied by a ranger when observing these cold-blooded creatures roam freely in their natural habitat. Despite looking docile, it is best to keep a safe distance when in proximity with these reptiles.
The Komodo dragons are inevitably the Komodo National Park’s star attraction and for good reason. Those brave and fortunate enough to step foot on these islands will concur that nothing else comes nearly as close as this one-of-a-kind experience.
Discover and experience the beautiful scenery around our Komodo hotels.
With a tiny land size that is no larger than a football field, this crescent-shaped sandbar in the middle of the ocean is a supreme spot for relaxing, snorkelling or simply taking a dip in its crystal clear waters.
There are only seven of these natural wonders on the entire planet, and this pastel paradise is just as breathtaking as the travel enthusiasts make it seem online - Rest assured it isn’t merely a filter slapped on those photos.
Beyond Komodo National Park is Wae Rebo, an isolated village perched 1,100 meters above sea level in a valley of mountains, and home to about 50 people of the Indonesian indigenous Manggarai ethnic group.
While it is first and foremost known for its ancient dragons, Komodo National Park is home to a sheer abundance of marine life that will leave you wishing for more time under its pristine blue waters.