Lampung Way Kambas National Park

Way Kambas

Lampung Way Kambas National Park - yoshiewafa - It is a national park shelters elephants in Lampung, more precisely in the district east harbor queen Lampung, Sumatra, Indonesia.

In addition there are in Way Kambas, schools elephants or elephant training can also be found in Minas, Riau. Sumatran elephant or Elephas maximus sumatranus who live in this area the longer dwindling.
Way Kambas

Way Kambas National Park has been established since 1985 and is the school's first elephant in Indonesia. Initially named the Elephant Training Center (PLG), but since the last few years later the name was changed so the Elephant Conservation Centre (PKG).
Way Kambas

Expected Elephant Conservation Centre was able to become a center for elephant conservation in taming, training, breeding and conservation. Until now this PKG already trained more than 300 elephants have been deployed heading to the rest of the country.

Way Kambas National Park IS ALSO are International Rhino Foundation, Whose job is to keep the rhino species that are not endangered.

Here there are quite a lot of endangered animals such as the Sumatran rhinoceros, Sumatran elephant, Sumatran tiger, Mentor Rimba, false gharial. As for the plant species found here a lot of fires, Pidada, Nipah, pandan.

In the coastal part of the National Park Way Kambas marshy also quite common among various types of birds such as Lesser Adjutant, pheasant Blue, Kuau king, Bird Pependang East, and a wide variety of other birds.

Way Kambas National Park (TNWK) whose location is at the southern tip of Sumatra island, located about 110 km from the center of Bandar Lampung. This place is one of the oldest nature reserves in Indonesia and occupies a land area of ​​about 1,300 sq km and a coastal lowland forest around the Way Kambas River region, the east coast of Lampung.

Facilities at Way Kambas National Park

The main facility, located near tourist attractions TNWK located about 500 meters from the entrance. This place is called by the name of Elephant Eco Lodge. Namely the walled garden is overgrown trees tropical fruits.

Satwa Elephant Eco Lodge Also boasts four cottages, each with room and can a accommodate up to four people and has facilities spring bed, fan, hot water and western style toilet. All cottages, office facilities and Also supported by solar-powered electricity.

Here you can also find an open restaurant that provides quite a lot of Indonesian food menu and also menyediakan breakfast with western food menu for starting the activity in your day.

Located about 30 km from the entrance TNWK is the Right Way. Here you can find some kind of simple accommodation rented at a price of between Rp 100,000, - up to Rp200.000,00.

Accommodation provided here is simple but very decent and clean, equipped with mosquito nets. Here you will find shops and food stalls so very important for you who come here bring their own food.

There is a shop in elephant training but will only be open during the day so it would be better if you bring your own dinner. Here you can find a market in the Old Rajabasa that you can use to buy goods such as buying coffee, noodles and canned food at the store entrance Plang Green.


Is the only resort in the Way Kambas National Park area is much visited a wide variety of backgrounds, ranging from local to international travelers, to researchers who come from around the world.

Way Kambas not just be a home for Sumatran elephants, will but also various types of flora and fauna are often the object of research scientists and biologists.

With room rates Rp 200ribu each room, the resort also provides a tour along the river using a motorized boat transport a maximum capacity of 6-7 people, with prices ranging from Rp 750rb up to Rp 1.5 jt.

Tips Sign in Way Kambas National Park

Entry to TNWK you can get at the entrance of the park and also from the conservation at the headquarters in Bandar Lampung (Natural Resources Conservation Agency 11). The office is located about half a kilometer from the bus terminal if Rajabasa Lama, it's located on the left side and in front of a statue of an elephant. Officers here will be happy to assist you on the Way Kambas information.

Do hope you can ask the guards to take you to get to the outskirts of the park, because it is not allowed. If you want to be patient and not make a fuss maybe you could get lucky and be able to see some wild animals that are here, most likely as a wild elephant.

Transport to the Way Kambas National Park

If you want to use public transport then the simplest way to use the bus from Terminal Raja Basa in Bandar Lampung to the direction of Way Jepara. Then it could go down in Batu Gajah, Village Rajabasa Lama, Once on the Way Jepara you can continue the journey by motorcycle taxi ride to the Way Kanan or the Elephant Training Center (PLG), which is the entrance to TNWK.

You need to know that the last bus will depart from Old Rajabasa was around 15:00 pm and will be much better if you arrive before dusk, as a motorcycle taxi driver will not be willing to take you after the dusk.

Other alternatives of Bandar Lampung you can take a bus heading toward the Metro and then take a bus going towards Rajabasa Lama.

Jida you come up with using your own car or a rental car from Bandar Lampung then can take the route of the Earth's north and follow the route indicated by markings pictures of elephants to be able to get TNWK. You can also use it from Bandar Lampung to get to Way Kambas but it is much more expensive.

This park is one of the tourist attractions in Lampung popular and highly appropriate for you make a vacation spot along with relatives and your family. yoshiewafa survived TNWK holidays.

1 Response to "Lampung Way Kambas National Park"

  1. Hi Yoga Putraa,

    I am Aida Lisa, from Singapore. I am currently working on a resource development on ASEAN Heritage Parks and Way Kambas Park is one such park. I am writing to ask if I could request for 1-2 high-res photo(s) of Way Kambas National Park and its photo credit.

    You may contact me at aida_lisa_aliman@moe.gov.sg

    Looking forward to your favourable reply.

    Thank you!