Suaka Margasatwa Ujungkulon Travel Guide

  • Karang Ranjang Beach
    Karang Ranjang Beach
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  • A creek in the forest
    A creek in the forest
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  • Tamanjaya jetty
    Tamanjaya jetty
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Suaka Margasatwa Ujungkulon Things to Do

  • Animals in Ujung Kulon

    Do not expect to see Javanese Rhinos.We saw some wild cows, monkeys, and a host of peacocks suddenly fluttering away.And there's the magic mushrooms growing on cow turds!

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  • Canoeing along Cigenter river

    When you are canoeing, please do not make too much noise to do the bird watching. Bring your own binocular so you will not miss to see some rare birds.

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  • Trekking in the jungle

    Besides diving, trekking is one of best things to do in Ujung Kulon. And if you are lucky, you can meet the Rhino!

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  • Hiking in Ujung Kulon

    The great thing to do in Ujung Kulon is hiking.Making a tour around the mainland reserve takes at least three days.You may also make day trips with Tamanjaya as basis.Or if you have money to spend, charter a boat for part of the way or to see one of the islands.Discuss what you can do with mr Komarudin, owner of Sunda Jaya homestay.We did a...

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  • The Break Of Day

    By the Break of DayBy the Nights twice fiveBy the Even and Odd (contrasted)And by the Night when it passet away Quran sura Al Fajr

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  • Karang Ranjang

    Trekking from Karang Ranjang to Tanjung Lame takes about 2.5 hours. We stopped by for lunch overlooking the majestic Indian Ocean.. a beautiful sight.

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  • Karang Ranjang

    Indian ocean view .. unfortunately it's too dangerous to swim here.. even tho the water looks so tempting...

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  • Snorkeling

    No doubt this is the most favorite activity for me and my friends coz we love snorkeling. We plan to take diving lesson and now trying to save up some money for the expensive course. Hopefully soon we'd be able to explore deeper under the sea and swim with schooling fish

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  • Feeding cute deer

    plenty of deers are roaming around in Peucang Island and they are very tamed. They will approach you if you got some cookies to offer :)

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Suaka Margasatwa Ujungkulon Restaurants

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    by vicka Written Jan 7, 2007

    Due to remote are, Ujung Kulon has no other restaurant unless the one that in Pulau Peucang Guest House. So, better bring your own food, or perhaps you can arrange it with local tour operators in Jakarta.

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Suaka Margasatwa Ujungkulon Transportation

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    by theo1006 Updated Oct 4, 2006

    You can reach Ujungkulon Reserve by car. From Jakarta to Tamanjaya village near the park entrance is about 250 km and will take the greater part of a day. Route: Jakarta, Serang, Pandeglang, Labuhan, Citeureup, Sumur, Tamanjaya.
    In november 2005, when we went there, the last 20 km from Sumur to Tamanjaya was in very bad condition. These 20 km took us 1,5 hours driving a Panther. They are now reparing the road. Check with the rangers office in Labuan (+62.253.801217) whether you still need need a Kijang, Panther or 4-wheel drive, or whether any car will do.

    By public transport you may need to spend a night at Carita or Labuan. From there take a minibus to Tamanjaya, about 5 hours. Carita is a starting point to visit Krakatau volcano.

    A side trip takes you to Tanjung Lesung beach Water buffalo crossing At a stop at Paniis Beach 3 km from Tamanjaya Festivities for Lebaran (end of muslim fast)
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    • Road Trip
    • National/State Park

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Suaka Margasatwa Ujungkulon Warnings and Dangers

  • Mosquito's bite

    Please be careful of the mosquito's bite that cause malaria dengue. Must do :1. bring mosquito's repellent/lotion2. take certain pills to prevent you from getting malaria 3 days before arrival3. bring additional fabrics to cover your dusty/not clean bed to avoid mite4. bring your own dive gear if you want to dive because there's no dive center in...

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  • Always hire a guide

    Do not try to walk around the reserve without a guide. You are bound to get lost!We heard of a guide from Jakarta getting lost, better and cheaper to hire a local guide.

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Suaka Margasatwa Ujungkulon What to Pack

  • Hiking in Ujung Kulon

    A day pack, the porter provided by mr Komaruddin will carry the heavy stuff.Bring your best bahasa Indonesia! In the rainy season a raincoat; shoes that may get wet and muddy!Sunscreen and hat when it is sunny (it is most of the time).Dry clothes for as many days as you plan to go.Be prepared to wade through rivers. Mosquito...

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  • Bring cash

    Bring enough cash to pay for everthing you plan to do.There are no banks or ATM ('Ambil Tunai Mandiri' or Automatic Teller Machine) anywhere close, your credit card is useless here.By far you biggest expense will be boat hire.

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Suaka Margasatwa Ujungkulon Off The Beaten Path

  • Get high on magic mushrooms

    Our guide was very happy to find 'magic mushrooms' on a stretch of meadow near Cibunar. They grow on banteng turds. Dry them and put them in your tea.

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  • Canoeing Cigenter River

    Canoeing in Cigenteur River if you're lucky you could bump into a one horned Javan Rhino taking a bath but your chance is RARE. Unless you stay for at least 20 days in the national park, your chance of seeing a Rhino is NIL.

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