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Are there Komodo dragons in Bali?

Yes and no. Komodo dragons originate from the Komodo National Park (hence the name) and therefore you cannot see Komodo dragons in Bali in the wild. I would highly recommend making the effort to go to the Komodo Islands as it is breathtakingly beautiful. You can read more about what you can see on the islands below.[1]

Is Komodo Island near Bali?

Komodo Island is located in the lesser Sunda islands, east from Java and Bali. If you’re boarding an international flight, the island can be reached via Jakarta or Bali.[2]

How long is the ferry from Bali to Komodo Island?

Taking a ferry from Bali to Labuan Bajo may excite budget travelers to the area, but don’t get too excited just yet. Ferries serving this route usually take around 36 hours – though that does mean saving on accommodation for one night.[3]

How long does it take to get to Komodo Island from Bali?

Komodo Island (which you can get to from Flores Island) is about a 1.5-hour flight from the island of Bali, which means it’s near enough to do if you are planning a longer trip to Bali.[4]

What should I avoid in Bali?

Driving a scooter without a licence. Drugs. Un-regulated boats. Arak. Drinking tap water. Dressing disrespectfully. Stepping on ceremonial offerings. Stray dogs and cats.[5]

Are there crocodiles in Bali?

Are there crocodiles in Bali? While there are saltwater crocodiles in Indonesia, there are no established populations in Bali. These are one of the most dangerous animals in the world, however, they cause no real threat in Bali.[6]

Is Komodo worth visiting?

There are much more beautiful places in Komodo National Park, such as Padar, Gili Lawa, Kanawa, Sebayur islands. If you are so keen on seeing the dragons, then go. But if you are into landscapes and scenery, this is nothing special at all.[7]

Can you do a day trip from Bali to Komodo?

There is no direct connection from Bali to Komodo National Park. However, you can take the taxi to Ngurah Rai airport, fly to Labuan Bajo, take the walk to Labuhanbajo, take the ferry to Komodo National Park, then take the travel to Komodo National Park.[8]

Can you fly from Bali to Komodo Island?

There are 11 flights per week flying from Bali (Denpasar) to Komodo, as of July 2022.[9]

Can you survive a Komodo dragon bite?

Get medical attention: Even if you didn’t receive any large or serious bite wounds, you should always seek medical attention after any encounter with a Komodo dragon. Even small bites can become infected and lead to problems with blood thinning and poisoning.[10]

Can you stay on Komodo Island?

The only accommodation on Komodo Island itself is a collection of bungalows that are owned and operated by the National Park. They are usually reserved for special guests and film crews. As such, most visitors to the area spend the night on nearby Flores (usually in Labuan Bajo).[11]

Are there tigers in Bali?

The Bali tiger was extinct in the 1930s and Java tiger in 1970s. Today, fewer than 400 Sumatran tigers exist. The last of Indonesia’s tigers are holding on for survival against deforestation, poaching, and human-tiger conflicts. When humans interfere with the ecosystem, animal habitats are inevitably affected.[12]