Baluran National Park – Explore Natural Wild life of Indonesia
Java is one of the most densely populated island in the world, but on this island anyway we can still find many savannahs, grasslands and forests. One of them is Baluran National Park. In Baluran National Park we will be treated to views of nature complete with wild animals that live in it, it is very similar to the African nature, it’s no wonder Baluran National Park have the nickname The Little Africa in Java.
Located in District Banyuputih, Situbondo, East Java on the north side of the island of Java, the National Park impassable highway connecting the northern coast of Java and Bali on the border of Situbondo and Banyuwangi, the entrance to the national park is located right on the edge of the highway so easy visit. On the north side bordering straits of Madura, because it is typical of the north coast beaches glaze quiet and does not have high waves suitable for snorkeling and diving activities. There is a mountain that lies dormant right in the middle of the park, named Mount Baluran, and from it’s name the national park’s name refered to.
Baluran National Park is representative of a specific dry forest ecosystem in Java, consists of savanna vegetation types, mangrove forest, monsoon forest, beach forest, lower montane forest, swamp forest and evergreen forest throughout the year. Approximately 40% of savanna vegetation types dominate Baluran National Park. Black soil of alluvial and volcanic soils covering a total area of approximately half of the land area, overgrown grass savanna. This region is very fertile, rich diversity of food for grazing animals.
The best visiting season is the dry season, where you can watch directyly antelope acitivities, buffalo and bison clustered in pools that have been provided by the operator for a drink, in the dry season water sources hard to find in the woods so they had to get out .
It is the northern coast of Java, at this beach you can do activities snorkeling, canoing and fishing, around the coast are mangrove forests where some wild monkeys living and foraging. Here there is a canteen and inn and you can stay there, of course not free.
Bekol a vast expanse of savanna, here there is a tower to spy on the activity of wild animals from a height, other than that, in Bekol also a rest house and information center.
For those of you who like to do the rock climbing activities, glaze also has interesting spot for your hobby, here is Curah Tangis with a height of about 30-40 meters.
As the name implies, this cave is a cave Japanese heritage, the cave is situated in the village of Wonorejo.
a green forest and lush throughout the year, here are trekking paths to observe the activity of animals in the woods.
According to the history of the old wells are kerajaah relic of Majapahit.
It is a mountain that lies dormant in the middle of a national park glaze, mini mountain has a height of 1247 meters above sea level.
Bilik Beach and Sijile Beach:
This is an alternative beaches in Baluran than bama beach, but unfortunately it has not been built in coastal tourist rest house place to stay overnight.