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Baluran National Park

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Baluran National Park is in East Java, Indonesia.

Understand

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.

History

Landscape

Mount Baluran

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 mangroves 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).

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Get around

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.

See

  • Gua Jepang (Japan Cave). Gua Jepang is one of historical witness that in this place (Baluran National Park) was happened battle between Indonesia army against Japanese army. Because unequal power, there are a lot of Indonesia army who died in that battle, so this place also called Batangan. Gua Jepang has wide about 12 km that contains in 2 chambers. The north chamber was used to save the weapon, while the south chamber was used as a fissure to see an enemy.
  • Bekol Savannah. Beside Gua Jepang, in the Baluran National Park, you also can see Bekol savannah. It's about 12 km from the entrance Baluran National park. You will see a flock of deer, bulls, etc, in the morning and in the afternoon (when the sun goes down) to do their activity. You also can see their activity and behavior of those animals from the height.
  • Bama Beach. Bama beach is located in the east of Baluran National Park. You can see the original beach and the fantastic panorama in here. Beside that you can see the mangrove forest, Bama source and Mantingan source. One of special moment here is that you can see monkey with the long tail (Macaca fascicularis) that fishing crabs with their long tail. If you like go on food, you can pass the truck and you can see the beautiful panorama of Bama Beach on the height. Just with 15,000 Rupiahs per person you can spend the night in Bama Beach to enjoy the beautiful panorama at night here.

Do

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.

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