BALURAN NATIONAL PARK – A SMALL PARADISE OF AFRICA IN EAST JAVA

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Want to experience being in the middle of the wild prairies, savannas, nan with views of animals running around in the wild ? No need to come all the way to Africa, because in Indonesia also exist. Just come to Baluran National Park in Situbondo, East Java.

It is set in district Banyuputih, Situbondo, East Java province or North of Banyuwangi. National parks covering nearly 25 thousand acres is a miniature of all types of forests and vegetation of Indonesia. Baluran forest has seasons, rain forests, mangroves, savannah (savannah), beaches, mountains, rivers, even coral reefs.

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HAVING VACATION IN BALURAN NATIONAL PARK, SUCH AS A HOLIDAY IN THE REGION OF AFRICA

Vacationing here as a vacation in Africa, because of its natural stretch similar to the savannas, prairies exist in Africa there. Baluran National Park area is directly adjacent to Madura Strait to the North and the Bali Strait to the East. In the middle of this area there is Mount Baluran, a volcano that is no longer active.

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Baluran National Park itself is a dry forest ecosystem on the island of Java, is composed of several types of steppe vegetation, mangrove forests, savannas, forests, forest beach season, mountain forest, swamp forest, and forest is always green all year round. Baluran National Park is inhabited by a wide range of flora and fauna.

Here you will be treated to a view of a herd of deer that scampered towards the puddle for drinking, the Peacock tail, but with hordes of buffalo and elephants, a dozen eagles fly in search of food to the monkeys hanging on the tree. Exactly the same view as you can find in Africa.

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In addition to the hordes of free animal activity in the wild you will also be treated to views of the 444 original plant species typical of widoro such as bukol (Ziziphus rotundifolia), and mimba (Azadirachta indica). The third plant is a plant species that is able to adapt in very dry conditions. When other plants are already starting to dry, the third species is still green.

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In addition to 444 plant species, here too there are 26 types of mammals and 155 species of birds. Mammals that live in Baluran National Park is like a bull, deer, leopards, kancil, and mangrove cat. There are also some rare birds such as the kite’s fire,  red junglefowl, hornbills, herons and vats.

MANY INTERESTING SPOTS FOR PHOTOS IN BALURAN NATIONAL PARK

Baluran National Park is a very attractive spot for lovers of photography, a suitable time for a visit to this place is the dry season between June to August. If you are lovers of photography, it is advisable to start the trip down Baluran National Park in the morning from 5:00 a.m. so you can watch the beautiful sunrise on the sidelines of the fog and the trees. Guaranteed results of your photos will be much more dramatic, ala photography landscape in Africa.

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Another nice site that you can make a spot to see the sunrise beach is carrying. Around this beach there are magrove forest and conservation areas that are dear to miss. Please be careful in this area, since there are many monkeys hanging around who are ready to pick up the camera, and your stuff more. In addition, enjoy the sunrise on the Bama beach you can walk around Baluran National Park using boats for rent on the beach. Sailing into the sea with the deeper you can snorkel while enjoying the diversity of marine life.

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In General, the collection of animals will be approaching when smelling the food, but not so with animals in Baluran National Park, here the animals are very shy. If they see a man or a passing car, animals will hide. We recommend that you start the trip in the morning at around 4 pm, because in addition to being able to enjoy views of the Sunrise, at the many animals who exhibit themselves.

Mount Baluran in Baluran National Park

He’s one of the attractions of the compulsory and the consumption of tourists in Baluran. A mountain as tall as 1,247 meters stands grandly in the middle of a national park. Mount Baluran is a mountain that has been inactive, but not known very well the last time it erupted. According to a National Park Officer , it would seem the same shape when viewed from the side of the North and the South.

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It totally simetric If they don’t believe you are trying to prove themselves. Observe only from the town of Situbondo and Banyuwangi. The mountain can also be climbed although Baluran does not get to the Summit because of the path that are not yet viable addition climbed by a professional or a reckless climbers. To climb, you can be accompanied by officials from the National Park.

TRAVEL ROUTE HEADING TO BALURAN NATIONAL PARK

Baluran is very easily accessible. Is 255 km from Surabaya city, 35 km from Banyuwangi, 60 km from Situbondo, and 159 km from Denpasar. In one day, this National Park can be visited by more than 100 people and the numbers go up fivefold on holidays. Uniquely, it was mostly foreign tourists.

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For those of you who are outside of East Java had to come to the city of Surabaya. From Surabaya, you could take the route of the north shore line East past the town of Pasuruan, Probolinggo, Situbondo and Banyuputih. Upon arrival at the Banyuputih take the road leading into the village of booth. Continue your journey toward the village of Wongosorejo, in the middle of a trip to the village later take the left turn towards the visitor center.

If you are in the eastern region of East Java, can take the line Banyuwangi – Bullion – all at once with a mileage of about 47 km. or could also take the route of Situbondo – Batangandengan with a distance of 60 km. The road heading to Baluran National Park is very comfortable because it is paved and is cross-lines linking the province of Bali, Surabaya with Banyuwani so for those of you who are in nearby cities can access easily.

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Arriving at all at once, leading to the entrance to the Park you’ll pass a thin asphalt road as far as 15 km so it is advisable for you to bring your own vehicle or renting a car do not use sedan, but we recommend that you use a car offroad (jeep). But if you want to feel the thrill of exploring the African savanna with a try in the savannas, trekking along the Baluran National Park. When trekking around here, you have to be on foot, not by car, because when you hear the sound of a car, they will go back to the forest.

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