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Komodo National Park

  • Province: East Nusa Tenggara
  • Area: 1.817 km²
  • Established: 1980
  • Visitors: 75.000 (year 2020)
  • We did a tour at Komodo National Park for 3 days with a private boat in July 2019. This was an amazing experience, we did and saw a lot. Snorkeling with the Manta Rays and sea turtles, hiking to the viewpoint at Padar Island, meeting the Komodo Dragons and enjoyed our stay at the boat. Many thanks, Chantal and Deni, for this great experience!

    Family Scheffer
  • We had a great time during our private tour to the Komodo Islands. It was a memorable journey with a lot of fun and adventure. My 2 little girls enjoyed themself with snorkeling and it was very safe for them as well. Thanks for arranging this lovely and amazing trip.

    Family Doelman
  • We, a family of 7 people, enjoyed our adventure at Komodo National Park a lot. We witnessed beautiful sunrises and sunsets from the boat and gorgeous viewpoints. It was a trip full of different activities like swimming, snorkeling, hiking, but also times to relax. Thanks a lot for this amazing experience.

    Family Deckmyn

General Information About Komodo National Park

Komodo National Park is located in the Nusa Tenggara Islands, east of Sumbawa Island. It consists of 3 large islands, Komodo Island, Rinca Island and Padar Island. There are several other small islands, like Kelor Island, Kanawa Island and Kalong Island. The land area is 603 km² and the total area is 1.817 km². Komodo island is one of the 17,508 islands that comprise the Republic of Indonesia. The island is particularly notable as the habitat of the Komodo Dragon, the largest lizard on Earth, which is named after the island. Komodo Island has a surface area of 390 square kilometers and a human population of over two thousand. The people of the island are descendants of former convicts who were exiled to the island and who have mixed with Bugis from Sulawesi. The people are primarily adherents of Islam but there are also Christian and Hindu congregations.

Komodo is part of the Lesser of islands and forms part of the Komodo National Park. In addition, the island is a popular destination for diving. Administratively, it is part of the East Nusa Tenggara province.



Komodo has a human population of over two thousand, spread out over the island and in the main Komodo village. The native population of Komodo, the Komodo people, has been extinct since the 1980s. The present-day people of the island are descendants of former convict who were exiled to Komodo and who have mixed with Bugis from Sulawesi. The population is primarily adherents of Islam but there are also Christian and Hindu congregations.


The earliest stories of a dragon-like animal existing in the region circulated widely and attracted considerable attention. Official interest was sparked in the early 1910s by stories from Dutch sailors based in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara about a mysterious creature. The creature was allegedly a dragon which inhabited a small island in the Lesser Sunda Islands. The Dutch sailors reported that the creature measured up to seven meters  in length with a large body and mouth which constantly breathed fire. It burnt them and so they could not continue the investigation. It was believed then that the odd creature could fly. Hearing the reports, Lieutenant Steyn van Hensbroek, an official of the Dutch Colonial Administration in Flores, planned a trip to Komodo Island to continue the search himself. He armed himself, and accompanied by a team of soldiers, he landed on the island. After a few days, Hensbroek managed to kill one of the lizards to investigate.


Komodo contains a beach with "pink" sand, one of only seven in the world. The sand appears pink because it is a mixture of white sand combined with red sand, formed from pieces of Foraminifera. Beside of beautiful beach in Komodo island also many things to do such as Padar island, Kalong island, Taka Makasar and many others beautiful places.

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