national park in Sumatra, Indonesia
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Caution COVID-19 information: Due to COVID-19, Way Kambas National Park has been temporarily closed until September 2023.
(Information last updated 27 Aug 2023)

Way Kambas National Park[dead link] is an Indonesian national park in the provinces of Lampung, Indonesia.

Understand edit

History edit

Way Kambas National Park is one of two conservation areas in the form of national parks in Lampung Province besides the Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park. Stipulated by Decree of the Minister of Forestry Number 670/Kpts-II/1999 dated 26 August 1999, the WKNP area has an approximately 125,631.31 ha.

Landscape edit

Flora and fauna edit

Elephants in the Way Kambas Conservation Centre.

Flora edit

Meranti (Shorea sp), Rengas (Gluta rengas), Kiara (Ficus retusa), Merbau (Intsia palembanica), Pulai (Alstonia scholaris), Aren (Arenga pinnata), Serdang (Livistonia rotundifolia), Wanga (Metroxylon elatun), Sempur (Dillenia sp), Damar (Shorea Sp), Keruing (Dipterocarpus gracillis), Puspa (Schima walichii), Ipomea cemara pantai (Casuarina equisetifolia), Ketapang (Terminalia cattapa), Nyamplung (Callophyllum inophylum)

Fauna edit

Tapir (Tapirus indicus), Gajah sumatera (Elephas maximus sumatranus), Rusa sambar (Cervus unicolor), Kijang (Muntiacus muntjak), Harimau sumatera (Panthera tigris), Beruang madu (Helarctos malayanus)

Climate edit

Get in edit

About 2-3 hours drive from Bandar Lampung

Fees and permits edit

Weekdays Rp150,000 (foreigner), Rp5,000 (domestic); weekends Rp225,000 (foreigner), Rp7,000 (domestic)

You can bring home ½ Kg of guava which is already included in the entrance fee.

Get around edit

See edit

It has an "elephant school", where elephants are trained. You can ride elephants and watch a show of them dancing.

Do edit

  • Bird watching
  • Jungle trekking

Buy edit

Eat edit

  • Smoked fish

Drink edit

  • Young coconut

Sleep edit

You can feel the experience of accommodation similar to Bali because in the Gunung Agung hamlet, there are some homestay maintained by people from Bali that have lived for a long time in there. They are providing entertainment for visiting guests with traditional Balinese dance performance and traditional Balinese live music that is magnificent and feels authentic.

Stay safe edit

Over a period of 12 years, elephants killed or injured 24 people near the park. Also be careful of traps that could be placed by surrounding communities.

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