Do you or your kids like to see the world’s largest lizard on earth today? Or perhaps like to enjoy some of the world’s best marine life?
If so, then have a guided tour for you and your kids to Komodo National Park located in the centre of the Indonesian archipelago, a country in South-East Asia.
You may want to know that Komodo National Park includes three major islands, i.e. Komodo, Rinca and Padar and is home to the world’s largest lizards. It was declared a World Heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.
Besides home to the world’s largest lizard, i.e. the Komodo dragon, Komodo National Park is also being regarded as one of the world’s richest marine environments with its coral reefs, mangroves, seagrass beds, seamounts and semi-enclosed bays. Statistically, these habitats harbour more than 1,000 species of fish, 260 species of reef-building coral and 70 species of sponges. As I know, dugong, manta rays, dolphins, sea turtles, sharks and at least 14 species of whales also make Komodo National Park their home.
If Komodo National Park sounds as an interesting place to you, I would suggest you to take a guided tour to this impressive and monitor Komodo dragon that usually reaches a length of about 3 m (10 ft), with this kind of size, you can imagine the strength of their massive jaws and powerful claws!
Interestingly though with their stumpy legs, the Komodo dragon can run as fast as a dog. The dragons are also excellent swimmers, hence it is common for them to travel between the islands. Although the stunning pink and grey beaches of these islands are open for visitors, you should watch out for the dragons’ foot and tail prints in the sand.
You may want to know the islands of the Komodo National Park are hot, arid and relatively barren compared to their lush, jungle-filled neighbours, although it is an interesting place or places of interest for many to visit.