Baluran National Park
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This park is a forest preservation area that covers about 25,000 hectares of the north coast of East Java. The park offers some amazing scenery and has organised safari activities. The location is in Sumberwaru village, Banyuwangi district, Situbondo.
The dominant feature of the park is 1,247 m high Mount Baluran, a dormant volcano. The forest is mostly lowland savanna inland and monsoon forest with mangroves on the coast. 15 km from the main entrance there is beautiful white sand beach called Bama Beach with fringing masngroves and a healthy offshore coral reef.
Flora and fauna
The center of area is the habitat of many exotic animals and birds such as wild pigs, deer, peafowl, indian jungefowl, some species of monkeys and the java banten (buffalo).
Try to consider the wide ranges of this area, you will be better visit Baluran by your car or rent a car from Denpasar or Surabaya. You can also rent a car at Pasir Putih tourist resort or Situbondo. There is also motorbike public transportation called “ojek” in the main entrance that will take you to Bama Beach (with Negotiated cost)
The Route o If you take a car, it takes 5 hours from Surabaya and 4 hours from Denpasar, Bali. o For tourists who stay in Pasir Putih, it takes 1.5 hours and only 1 hours from Situbondo.
There are several activities that you can do in this park such as: - Safari Forest - forest adventure - Diving and snorkeling - Mountain hiking and mount climbing - Hill walking - Beach adventure to watch the fishermen's daily activities and seed seekers - Canoeing, rowing or boating until you the Fresh Water Gulf, Sejile Gulf and Bilik Beach.