Way Kambas National Park is representative of lowland forest ecosystem consisting of freshwater swamp forest, grassland / shrub, and forest on the coast of Sumatra.
Plant species in the park include fires (Avicennia marina), Sonneratia (Sonneratia sp.), Palm (Nypa fruticans), sunk (Melaleuca leucadendron), salam (Syzygium polyanthum), mire (Glochidion borneensis), ketapan (Terminalia cattapa), Casuarina (Casuarina equisetifolia), pandan (Pandanus sp.), puspa (Schima wallichii), meranti (Shorea sp.), oil (Dipterocarpus gracilis), and ramin (Gonystylus bancanus).
Way Kambas National Park has 50 species of mammals including the Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis sumatrensis), Sumatran elephant (Elephas maximus sumatranus), Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae), tapir (Tapirus indicus), dog (Cuon alpinus sumatrensis), gibbons (Hylobates syndactylus syndactylus); 406 species of birds including forest duck (Cairina scutulata), Sandang-lawe stork (Ciconia episcopus stormi), casks stork (Leptoptilos javanicus), blue pheasants (Lophura ignita), quail (Argusianus argus argus), pecuk snake (Anhinga melanogaster); various types of reptiles, amphibians, fish, and insects.
Wild elephants are trained at the Elephant Training Centre (9 km from Plang Ijo gate) can be used as elephant riding, attractions, timber transporter and to plow the fields. At the elephant training center, can be seen trainers educate and train wild elephants, watch elephant playing football, dancing, shaking hands, respectful, draping flowers, tug of war, swimming and many other attractions.
The elephant training center was established in 1985. Until now it has managed to educate and taming elephants around 290 individuals.
Some locations / attractions to visit:
Karangsari Elephant Training Centre. Elephant.
Way Kambas. For camping activities.
Way Kanan. Research and Sumatran rhinoceros breeding with natural laboratory facilities, and residence research.
Rawa Kali Biru, Swamp Elephant, and Kuala Kambas. Scour the river of Way Kanan, observing animals (ducks forest, herons, deer, migratory birds), meadows and mangrove forests.
The best visiting season: July to September every year.
How to reach:
How to reach: Bandar Lampung-Metro-Way Jepara using the car for about two hours (112 km), Branti-Metro-Way Jepara about an hour and 30 minutes (100 km), Bakauheni-Long-Sribawono-Way Jepara about three hours (170 km), Bakauheni-Labuan Meringgai-Way Kambas about two hours.
Reference : www.dephut.go.id