HOW TO SEE 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.
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
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.