HOW TO SEE KO­MODO DRAGONS

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - Komodo Dragons -

The gi­ant lizards oc­cur on sev­eral is­lands, in­clud­ing Ko­modo, Rinca, Nusa Kode, Gili Motang and Padar in Ko­modo Na­tional Park, and parts of nearby Flores and Lon­gos.

CRUIS­ING

The Du­nia Baru is based in Ko­modo April–Septem­ber. The boat berths 14 guests in high com­fort, and is the most exclusive way to visit th­ese is­lands. https://duni­abaru.com Nat­u­ral World Sa­faris has a 7-day cruise on a lux­ury tall-ship for £71,500 (to char­ter the ship, with berths for 16) in­cludes trans­fer from Labuan Bajo, meals, ex­cur­sions, use of jet and wa­ter­skis, sail­ing dinghy and dive guide. Flights not in­cluded. www.nat­u­ral­world­sa­faris.com

TOUR OP­ER­A­TORS

Back­yard Travel ( www.back­yard travel.com) of­fers ‘Spec­tac­u­lar Flores and Ko­modo' – 7 days inc walk­ing in the foot­steps of dragons. In­trepid Travel ( www.in­trepid­travel. com) has an 11-day Ko­modo and Flores trip. Steppes Travel ( www. steppes­travel.com) of­fers be­spoke Flores and Ko­modo tours, and Na­ture­trek ( www.na­ture­trek.co.uk) has a 13-day ‘Bali to Ko­modo’ tour.

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