Sailing might be the first word to pop on mind when you think of Komodo trip. But have you ever think of camping? Think about Komodo’s remoteness; one of few frontier left in the world. Picture about spending a night in one of the secluded shore, with nothing but the chirping fire and blanketed by starry night. Imagine being waken up by nothing but the sounds of the waves. With the warm sunlights piercing to the tents. To begin the day with breakfast at beaches and fill the rest by dragon tour, hiking the undulating savannah hills, and diving Komodo’s lively underwater.
The best of all, everything is taken care by your Komodo liveaboard operator; all you have to do is sipping a freshly brewed Flores coffee while waiting the boat heating up its machine—and take you to another slice of paradise. For you who are prone to seasickness or simply wanting a fresher alternative to Komodo vacationing, camping can be a great option. Here are some recommendations to set up tent for overnight camps during your holiday in Komodo. You can pick one of the night for camping or go overboard and spend all night camping in different island.
Mind you, however, these won’t include Komdoo Island nor Rinca, the home of Komodo dragons. You don’t want to wake up with 20m dragons stalking your tent, do you?
Not many people know Seture Island. To be fair, this little island is not as famous as its neighbouring island—like the phenomenal Padar or Gili Lawa, for example. As it seldom reach the ears of mainstream tourism, however, this island perfect for an undisturbed bonfire session.
Talking about bonfire, the Komodo has a little controversy regarding the matter. Some Komodo operators are quite used to bonfire and are able to handle it well. Lighting a bonfire in Komodo should be proceed with strict precautions as the the lands are extremely dry and flammable. During the driest time—usually around July to September—any fire related activities including fireworks and bon fire are extremely discouraged as it potentially burn the whole island (it has happened before).
Ah, the little Kelor. Despite it’s mini size, Kelor is quite a popular Komodo trip destination for its beaches. The little island, carpeted with savannah grass, is surrounded by white stark sands lining against blue waters. Kelor has one small hills that will be perfect for a sunset view, followed by a serene night in a tent. Just be careful to not set the tent too close to the shore!
Sebayur Kecil (Little Sebayur)
Sebayur’s beautiful and deserted is a perfect reason to spend a night there. It’s pretty at dusk and offer great snorkel experience once the morning comes. Start your day by having some snorkel! Sabayur kecil has wonderful marine life; teeming corals reefs start just at the shore, which get even more lively with fish population inhabiting the water.
So, are you ready to fill your Komodo trip with awesome camping experience?