Baluran National Park - Best Vacation Spot for Adventurer (Africa in Island of Java)
|Baluran National Park|
it’s mean Africa. Honestly,
at the picture carefully ! It’s really not in Africa. It is Baluran National Park in Situbondo,
East Java, Indonesia. It was a life-long dream to go there and it lived up to all my
expectations. “Baluran” has fantastic landscape, beautiful underwater, a lot of bird watching, and absolutely feel like in Africa. It’s a wonderful place, although just a few
people can speak English. Don’t be scare of that, they were also really kind. You won’t regret your visit here – it’s one of
the most amazing places in Indonesia.
Let this travel guide help you plan a backpacker trip to Baluran National Park from Yogyakarta!
1. Buying a Sri Tanjung ticket
A train from Yogyakarta to Banyuwangi can cost not more than 200.000 IDR ! Just click THIS to buy online or you can buy at supermarket wherever you are in Indonesia.
2. Using a public/ private transportation to go to the gate of Baluran National Park
|Batangan - Gate of Baluran National Park|
Go out from
Banyuwangi Baru Station. Go straight ahead about 300 m, then using “Angkot” or
bus to go to Batangan (the gate of Baluran National Park). It’s not too far
from station to Batangan actually, just not more than 30 minutes by using a
rent car. But I chose rent a car 300.000 IDR for 6 people. For those who is a
single journey I suggest you to rent a motorcycle, just pay not more than
150.000 IDR for one trip and include a driver.
3. Explore Baluran National Park
you want to spend your trip more than a day, you should book minimum 7 days
before at this website. Because
it’s so far away to reach Bekol (savana), 12 km exactly and so dangerous also.
I suggest you to rent a motorbike from Batangan. Not more than 150.000 IDR.
There are 3 main objects tourism which you should spend more time to enjoy the
It’s look like rain
forest in Kalimantan, so green and dark. Some people said that they often find
a tiger which lay down or sun bathing may be. That is unforgetable one
kilometers over there.
It’s called for savana.
There are also 3 bird watchings and best place for enjoying sunset too.
the night you can see buffalos, monkey, deer, and many more are looking for
Bird watching at Bekol
When deer is running at savana
c. Bama beach
|Snorkeling time at Bama Beach|
You can swimming, snorkeling, and diving over there. After noon, it's the best time for snorkeling, after that you can enjoy sunset too.
There is one of best vacation spot in island of Java. Don't be hesitate to visit that place.
Happy Holiday in Indonesia !