Rinca Island

September 1st, 2016 | by TheJourneyMagz
Rinca Island
Flores
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Rinca Island is part of the Lesser Sunda chain of islands and forms part of UNESCO World Heritage sites the Komodo National Park with other islands, Komodo Island and Padar, Gili Motang and 25 smaller ones. Located just off the western tip of Flores, about 2 hours sail from the nearest town of Labuan Bajo, the capital city of West Manggarai.

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Rinca Island is one of only a very few places to spot Komodo dragons in the wild and is often overlooked by tourists on their way to the more-popular Komodo Island. It is more likely to spot komodo dragons in their natural habitat on Rinca Island where there is less impact from tourism.

The Island it selves occupies only 123 square miles and aside from a tiny fishing village, the island is completely undeveloped. Miserably hot and dry, Rinca is also a home for other exotic and dangerous wildlife such as wild pigs, buffalos and various kinds of birds.


 

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