Thetraveljunkie.org – After our trip to Ijen Crater, we decided to drive in the direction of Baluran National Park, ‘Indonesia’s little bit of Africa’, this park was once extensive grasslands covering some 250 sq km on the northeastern corner of Java. After 1.5 hours on the road, we arrived at the information office and they told us what route to follow to cross the park. We had very little time as it would soon get dark, so we tried to be as quick as possible.
Baluran National Park is rich in wildlife and supports important populations of banteng and ajag plus sambar deer, muntjac deer, two species of monkey, and wild pigs. The park is also home to between 10 and 12 leopards. The bird life is enough depleted. However, green peafowl, red and green jungle fowl, hornbills and bee-eaters are still easy to see.
It is amazing how I can be walking along a quiet path in a national park… then suddenly I look over and there’s a beautiful grasslands!
And it’s, you know, doing it’s thing, as it has been for the last hundred years or so.
There’s so much beauty everywhere.
Just a note, if you are thinking of coming please leave no trash behind. And take with only memories, photos and videos.
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