Baluran national park harbors an amazingly diverse range ecosystem in a 25sq km, chunk of northeastern of java. extensive grass land cover park of the peak, providing rich grassing for Javanese wild oxen (banteng) kijang and water buffalos and making it ideal terrain for Africa-style safari excursion in 4WDs. You should see a wide range of wild life here
Large section of this prime savannah were taken over by acacia thorn scrub (which was introduce as a fire break) but park rangers are steadily clearing this prickly invader from baluran and grasslands are reclaiming lost ground
You can do safari trip or snorkeling on offshore coral reef
Here is the itinerary
Wake up and break fast before at 07:00
Start from hotel at 07:30. we drive straight by private car to Baluran it takes one hour to get ticket post. Arriving in ticket post we directly welcomed by many monkeys, there was big monkey and small monkey and the monkey little bit dangerous because they wanted to attract us,,,, maybe the monkeys are still hungry because this is still in morning.
we arrived In the ticket post at 8:30 AM then we buy the ticket,
did you know? Beside of ticket post there is small room , in side this room there is miniature of baluran national park area and also we can see wild oxen, deer, big snake, butterfly, but they had already died.
Then we drive straight to bekol, it’s around one hour to get there. Before getting in bekol we should across two kinds of jungles brown trees and green trees. Both of them are really different.
After one hour we crossed the jungle we arrived at bekol, here there was small hill, on the hill above the guest house at bekol there is a viewing tower that provides a panoramic view over 300 hectare, banteng/ oxen and deer can be seen here.
After that we drive by car to Bama beach, during on the way Bama beach we can stop many times because many animals we can see there or we can walk little bit in side of the jungle to get closer to animals
After arriving in the BAMA beach, you can go to mangrove forest or do snorkelling and swimming if the wave is not big
It also very nice if you just enjoy white sands and this place is quite, the wind was fresh, and we can see many monkeys,,, sure nice place for stay…..
after enjoying in few minutes, we directly came back to hotel
private transport + driver from hotel to baluran national park
Ticket to national park area
Extra tips for the local guide and driver.