Explore the lush landscapes of Way Kambas National Park in Lampung, Indonesia, as it reopens its doors to tourists, offering an immersive experience in Sumatran elephant conservation.

In Bandarlampung, Lampung, the serene ambiance of Way Kambas National Park welcomes visitors with the chirping of cicadas and the rustle of trees, setting the stage for an adventure into nature’s lap. This conservation site, nestled off the coast of East Kalimantan, is renowned as the habitat of the Sumatran elephant (Elephas Maximus Sumatranus).

Following the reopening announcement through Announcement Number: PG.2106/T.11./TU/HMS/12/2023, Way Kambas National Park resumed tourist visits on December 20, 2023, after a hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tourists can now witness the heartwarming sight of trained elephants accompanying forest rangers on patrols, a scene that was missed during the pandemic-induced lull.

The reopening coincided with the birth of a Sumatran elephant calf on November 11, 2023, marking a momentous occasion for conservation efforts. This birth, the second of the year following the arrival of Yongki in April 2023, garnered international attention, underscoring the significance of preserving these majestic creatures.

Way Kambas National Park introduces new tour packages prioritizing education on wildlife conservation, sustainability, and community empowerment. Visitors are immersed in the natural beauty of the park while learning about the importance of protecting endangered species like the Sumatran elephant.

Tourists can enjoy various activities, including interacting with elephants, feeding sessions, and birdwatching, amidst the lush greenery of Way Kambas. The park management aims to collaborate with surrounding villages to offer tourists a holistic experience, showcasing local traditions and promoting rural economies.

Source: Antara News