This tour is a specialist expedition style trip which focuses on the rarest large mammal in the world, the Javan Rhino
Duration : 10 Days
Price : start from US$ 4500, per person for 2 pax - US$ 3750, per person for 4 pax
Ujung Kulon Wild has a Javan Rhino expedition since 1990 and planned for today, we have dates (the best time is on dry time - June to September)) There are still some spaces available if you are interested. We also have an optional extension for other endemic mammals of the Ujung Kulon including Javan small-toothed palm civet, Javan slow loris, Javan gibbon, Ebony langur, Javan warty pig to go alongside the possible chance of seeing the critically endangered and wonderful Javan rhino. Ujung Kulon Wild is specialises in trips for some of the rarest and most elusive species and we hope you can join us on our quest for the Javan Rhino.
Tour Itinerary (the best time at Dry Seson) :
This packages is special interest where you could stay on the jungle for couple day,all the day just walking and hunting the Javan Rhino on the dense jungle..our expert guide will provide what do you need, what you have to bring and where you go
DAY 01 : JAKARTA - UJUNG KULON NATIONAL PARK
We have recommended that you arrive in Jakarta the day before the tour is due to start. we will start to collect all clients (from their hotels) at around 5am..Once we have collected everyone we will head towards the western tip of the island of Java and the forest park of Ujong Kulon National Park. The drive will take around 6 hours or so to get to Taman Jaya (the village on the Ujung Kulon border), from here we will get into a boat and cruise along the coast to the park’s gateway. This boat trip will take round 1 hours and we will have lunch on board the boat. arrive at the land at Laban point in the park. We will then hike south towards Karang Ranjang, searching for signs of the rhinos along the way, we will have the camp close but not too close to where we focus most of our efforts. Todays hike could be around 3 hours long, on arrival at the camp we will set up and settle in with some dinner. If the light is still good and people still have some energy we can take a little walk around. However we recommend that we are up and ready for the morning canoe along the rivers at dawn (or pre-dawn) so a good nights rest is a good idea tonight.
DAY ; 02-08 : UJUNG KULON NATIONAL PARK
For the next 7 full days we will explore the forest as we search for the Javan rhino, we will rise early each morning as we aim to find a rhino as they use the river to bath and browse on the semi aquatic vegetation. In the past this has been the most fruitful ways to find and see the rhino. So by using up to three of canoes we will silently paddle up and down stretches of the river for a while in the hope that we see one. We will come back to the camp for breakfast and then plan the next course of action, we will probably look to cruise the rivers at dawn and dusk and also have the opportunity to set up hides overlooking some of the wallows that the rhinos like to use. This is an option for anyone wishing to do this and of course we can hike around and try and find fresh evidence of the rhinos as they move through the forest. As mentioned this is just an overview of what is possible and the exact day by day plan will change and be discussed and dictated by the rhino’s movements.
Alongside the rhinos there are many other species in the park, like all tropical forests there are many species of birds, reptiles and amphibians. Mammal wise there are Javan gibbons and ebony lutungs (both endemic to Java) in the trees, various squirrels around, Javan small-toothed palm civets, bantengs and even leopards in the park. However the leopards have a near mythical status here and the rhinos are seen a lot more often. It is also worth keeping an eye out in the rivers and sea as there are salt-water crocodiles here and so be careful when near the river banks and keep your hands and feet inside the canoe at all times. We will return to the camp for our meals and of course our tents for each night. We estimate that hiking per day will be around 2-3 hours, however some days maybe longer (~6 hours) and others much shorter.
DAY 09 : HANDELEUM ISLAND - UJUNG KULON
Today’s plan is very flexible, it all depends on where we have been camping, we may head straight from the camp back to Laban and catch the boat to Handeleum Island. It all depends on how things have gone and what the rhino movements have dictated. If we do go to Handeleum we will take a boat for around 1 hours and on arrival there we could have the chance to canoe the Cigenter River. This was widely regarded as the best place to see Javan rhinos for many years. stay overnight at the camp
DAY 10 : UJUNG KULON - JAKARTA
Star early morning arround 4am using up to there of canoes we will silently paddle up and down stretches of the river for a while in the hope that we see one than retrurn back to the camp(breakfast), check out han crusing back to the port take for 1.30 hours,rrive at Sumur or than transfer back to Jakarta.End the trip
Please note that the itinerary stated above is correct as our planned intentions for the tour. However adverse weather conditions and other local considerations can necessitate some modifications of the itinerary during the course of the tour; any changes will be made to make the best of the time and weather conditions available to us. This tour is available on different date (subject to availability) please contact us for more details about running this tour on a date which suits you more.
Note : Stay for couple day on the jungle camp on "platform" and hide inside for waiting Rhinos and used the canoe through river for waiting Rhinos
Getting to base camp involved a couple of porters, a day’s drive,Breaking down the platform on which we spent multiple nights waiting for the Javan Rhino
The Javan Rhino is active both during the day and night. We began our searches under the cloak of darkness and kept going until night had fallen, resting only in the heat of midday, to increase our chances of seeing an animal.
Absolutely everything mentioned in the above itinerary is included (except where it is expressly mentioned as an optional extra)
All accommodation as mentioned above or of a similar standard as mentioned.
All meals as mentioned in the itinerary; please note that some lunches and dinners are not included when staying in Jakarta in this itinerary.
Bottled mineral or purified (boiled) water will be provided throughout and on request (warmed water for washing will also be provided when camping).
Private vehicles and speed boats for all transfers.
Local drivers and skippers with years of experience in working in the areas we are travelling.
When on the expedition you will have a specialist ranger from the park and a camp cook.
We will have 2 porters to carry our food and camping gear.
All fuel, tolls, taxes and other expenses relating to driving and boat transfers.
All wildlife watching and cultural activities as mentioned in the itinerary.
Entrance fees and permits to all locations for wildlife watching mentioned. Including the special SIMAKSI permit which is needed to go into the core area we are visiting.
All camping equipment (except for mosquito net), including sleeping bag, tents, cooking equipment and ground mats and pillow etc, when camping in Ujong Kulon National Park.
Field guides will be available for reference whilst on the trip.
We recommend you bring along your own binoculars as well as
appropriate clothing; which should be both light and durable walking
clothes as well as very warm winter clothes, such as down jackets &
trousers, walking socks, gloves, hats, scarfs, fleeces etc. Broken in
and comfortable, waterproof walking boots are essential. Any medication,
books or other items of a personal nature is of course up to you to
bring along. Oh and please bring plenty of memory cards or film for your
camera. Waterproof (beach) shoes are also very useful. Good torches and
many spare batteries are also needed on this trip
We provide a comprehensive species list of all the vertebrates
present in the areas we are visiting as well as some of the best field
guides and reference books for the areas we are visiting. There is
usually a spare pair of binoculars but in a group of 4 people these do
not stretch too far. We also provide a spot light for nocturnal viewing
(this is subject to local condition when we arrive). Where camping all
camping gear (excluding sleeping bags) is included as well as camp cooks
and assistants where needed.
Ujung Kulon Wild is committed to helping preserve the natural
resources of this region, while at the same time promoting responsible
and sustainable tourism that supports local communities. Let us help you plan your adventure!