A native to Indonesia, these giant lizards can only be found in Flores, and more specifically in the two islands of Komodo and Rinca Islands that is part of the protected area of Komodo National Park.
The last representative of a relic population of large lizards that once lived across Indonesia and Australia, this ancient animal is massive and can grow up to 3 meters, weighing up to 90 kg with tails as long as its body. Carnivorous and predators by nature, Komodo Dragons mainly eats carrions of deer, pigs, goats or sometimes their own offspring.
They hunt and ambush their prey in the wild and has been claimed to have a venomous bite. These giants are also fast; capable of running rapidly in brief sprints up to 20 km/h (12 mph), diving up to 4.5 m (15 ft), and climbing trees proficiently when young through use of their strong claws.
There are 5’700 Komodo Dragons that live in Komodo National Park. If you are in Flores, a visit to this park is a must. Embark in an adventure of a lifetime of seeing Komodo Dragons in their natural habitat. Set amidst the backdrop of Flores distinct rugged hillsides of dry savannah and pockets of thorny green vegetation, you would surely be transported back in time in an otherworldly adventure a la Jurassic Park as you scour the land to witness Komodo in the wild, as they hunt, breed or sunbathe. Fear not, the trek is only allowed when led by the park’s specialised rangers. All these rangers are locals to Komodo Island as the myth has it, Komodo only listen to the native of the islands.
Aside of Komodo Dragons, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Komodo National Park is also renowned for its rich and amazing underwater sea biotical. The area is part of the protected Coral Triangle Center which contains some of the richest marine biodiversity on Earth. With white beaches lie aplenty, colourful corals, and blue waters; snorkeling and diving in Komodo is incomparable with divers often claiming that Komodo waters stands among the best diving spots in the world with its fascinating underwater lives. Here you can find 385 species of beautiful corals, mangrove forests, and seaweeds as a home for thousands of fish species, 70 types of sponges, 10 kinds of dolphins, 6 varieties of whales, laid-back green turtles, graceful manta rays and various types of sharks and stingrays.
Komodo National Park can be easily reached by boat from Sudamala Resort, Seraya. Please enquire to our Guest Services should you wish to arrange your trip.
- Due to the unpredictable nature of wild life, the Resort cannot guarantee that guests would be able to observe komodo/manta rays/other wonderful local wild life creatures.
- Komodo dragons are extremely unique tertiary predators and only live in Komodo and Rinca islands. The Resort is komodo-free.