Ever heard of African Van Java or Little Africa in Java? Well, that nickname fell to the Baluran Banyuwangi National Park in Indonesia. Going to Baluran Banyuwangi National Park will make you feel adventurous in Africa with thousands of wildlife in the savannah. This is because Baluran National Park is a conservation area with a native ecosystem surrounded by savanna fields to dense green forests.
Baluran National Park becomes a tourist destination that is very busy attracted local and foreign tourists. Want to know the reason? Let’s see here!
Functions and Benefits of Baluran Banyuwangi National Park
Baluran National Park is generally functioned as one of the conservation areas that have various species of flora and fauna and the ecosystem in it. Important functions of tourist attractions Baluran National Park is a protection of life support system, as a preservation of the diversity of plants and animals, as well as the utilization of Natural Resources and its ecosystem is also useful for research purposes.
What’s in the Baluran Banyuwangi National Park?
Having an area of approximately 25,000 hectares, there are many natural destinations you can visit. Nature destinations include Padang Savana Bekol, Evergreen forest green forest to the beauty of Bama Beach and Kajang Beach. You can find various types of wildlife along the route from the entrance of Baluran National Park, such as forest chickens, squirrels, various birds, bulls, monkeys, peacocks and antelope. There is a simple lodging in Baluran National Park which is one of the facilities for the tourists.
Unique Facts Baluran Banyuwangi National Park
Well, it turns out that in addition to enjoying the natural scenery and know the various animals directly, you can also enjoy the history of loh in Baluran National Park. Here you can also find one of the historical relics of Goa Japan. Goa with an area of about 12 square meters was formerly a place of survival and storage of ammunition from the Japanese army. The location of the Japanese Cave is right at the entrance of Baluran National Park.
The road to Baluran National Park in Banyuwangi is quite easy, which can use public or private vehicles. For those of you who use public transportation, Baluran National Park does not provide vehicles to enter into the area. Baluran National Park officials can help you find a vehicle such as motorcycle taxi, car or truck if needed. Here’s how or The road to Baluran National Park:
1. From Jakarta
By using the Bus majors Jakarta – Banyuwangi via Situbondo, you can get off at the entrance of Baluran National Park If you use the Train you can choose the direction of Surabaya Gubeng and continue the journey by train to the department of Banyuwangi. Arriving at Banyuwangi Station you can continue the journey by Bus Banyuwangi via Situbondo. If you are from out of town and want to use the plane, do not worry, because there are many aircraft to Juanda Airport (Surabaya) such as Citilink, Airasia, Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, and others. Flights to Surabaya are also cheap and there are many promos every day. From Airport, you can continue your journey by bus or private vehicle to Situbondo.
2. From Surabaya
By using Bus majors Banyuwangi via Situbondo and get off at the entrance of Baluran National Park.
3. From Malang
By using Bus majors Banyuwangi via Jember through Terminal Arjosari to Terminal Probolinggo. Continue the trip by Bus Banyuwangi majoring Situbondo.
Opening hours start at 07.30 to 16.00 WIB daily. Baluran National Park entrance fee for visitor weekday is charged Rp 5.000, – for domestic tourists and Rp 150.000, – for foreign tourists. For vehicles, two-wheeled vehicles charge Rp 5,000, – and Rp 10,000, for 4-wheeled vehicles. Special weekend, domestic and foreign tourists are charged entrance fee of Rp 7,500, – and Rp 225.000, -. Two-and four-wheeled vehicles are charged Rp 7.500, – and 15.000, -.
Tips To Visit Baluran Banyuwangi East Java
Before visiting Baluran National Park tourist attractions, it is better you do the preparation before and pay attention to some tips as follows:
Visited in June – September
In July – June you can see directly the herd of deer. In the same month there is a season of mating deer and monkeys that fish the crabs with their tails. If you are lucky, you will witness the process of mating the herd of deer. And if you visit in August – September, you can see peacocks in Baluran National Park. In that month there is a peacock mating season.
Using a Personal Vehicle
Baluran National Park does not provide a vehicle to enter into the area, it will be better if you use your personal vehicle. But Baluran National Park officials can help you find vehicles that do not use private vehicles, such as motorbikes, cars or trucks if needed.
Well, it’s fun to visit Baluran Banyuwangi National Park together with family to see various animals and plant species. Plan your exciting journey from now on and Happy Traveling.