Komodo National Park comprises several islands in southern Indonesia, of which Komodo is the largest, though only 37km long by 21km wide. It is famous for being the only habitat in the world of the Komodo dragon, the world's largest living lizard. They have been extinct elsewhere since the Jurassic period but the lack of competitor or prey species on Komodo has meant they have survived here, with approximately 6,000 currently on the island. They are an aggressive species, up to three metres long and 150kg in weight, and prey on introduced species such as wild boar, goat and deer. A visit to see these impressive creatures is one of the most unique wildlife experiences in the world.
Travel to Komodo National Park
Organised group tours: Click here to see 11 tours to Indonesia which may include Komodo National Park.