Way Kambas National Park, Sumatra
Way Kambas National Park is a national park covering 1,300 square kilometres in Lampung province, southern Sumatra, Indonesia. It consists of swamp forest and lowland rain forest, mostly of secondary growth as result of extensive logging in the 1960s and 1970s.
Despite decreasing populations, the park still has a few critically endangered Sumatran Tigers, Sumatran Elephants and Sumatran Rhinoceroses. It also provides excellent birdwatching, with the rare White-winged Wood Duck among the over 400 species present in the park. Threats to the park are posed by poaching and habitat loss due to illegal logging. Conservation efforts include patrolling and the establishment of the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary and the Elephant Conservation Centre.
Things to See & Do
* Bird watching
* Wildlife viewing
Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Rupiah (IDR)
Language - Indonesian
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Land Area - 1,300 kmÂ²
Time - GMT plus hours seven hours
International Country Telephone Code - +62
Travel Links - Access to the Way Kambas National Park is via Bandar Lampung, which is served by the Radin Inten II Airport, a domestic airport with flights to Jakarta located northwest of the city.