Ujung Kulon Java Rhino Trek

 

 Packages   10 Days
 Stars   Jakarta
 Room   Camping/Tents
 Price   Start from US$ 3500/ per person minimum 2 pax on the trip

 

This tour is a specialist expedition style trip which focuses on the rarest large mammal in the world, the Javan Rhino

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 ;  02-10 : 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.

 

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.

 

What you have to bring :

light clothes like T-shirts and shorts (daytime)  long trousers and long sleeved shirts in bright colour (evening and night time),    One small backpack and comfortable boots for jungle  treks (additional sandals for  for explorer & observation treks)    light and warm socks,   raincoat, plastic or waterproof bag for your personal belongings,    hut, sunglasses, sun lotion, insect repellent, toilet paper,    camera, mobilphone and cards,   mosquitonet and flashlight, swimming suit and towel    personal medical kit and recommended medicine like anti diarrhea medicine, dehydration salt, aspirin and antibiotic

Tips for visitors

To avoid the adverse effect of severe heat, smear uncovered skin with sunblock and to protect your health, use antimosquito cream while traversing the forest.
Wear muted-color garments while watching animals in their habitat or grazing locations.
For safety's sake during a trip, every group of tourists is advised to use the services of a guide.
Don't disturb or feed wild animals in the national park, especially long-tailed macaques on Peucang island, which look so tame.
Don't throw rubbish in the park, but collect and take it back to the guest house or outside the park. Obey all regulations effective in the national park and also the local customs.

 

 UJUNG KULON TREK AND ADVENTURE

 # Enjoying the last rain forest in Java the home of Javan Rhino in the world

 # Enjoying the expertise of some of Ujung Kulon’s finest guides & rangers

 # Great sightings of various kingfishers and heron species along the rivers

 # Trekking & camping deep inside the core zone of Ujung Kulon National Park

 # Seeing over 33 species of Mammals (* = heard or signs only)

 # Seeing over 141 species of birds throughout including Green Peafowl & Elegant Pitta (* = heard or signs only)

 # Spotlighing banteng, Sunda leopard cat & Javan mousedeer along the river banks

 # Canoeing down the river where more Javan rhinos have been seen than anywhere

 # Enjoying  snorkeling to see trofical colourfull fish of Ujung Kulon NP

 # Enjoying  boat transfers around the stunning coastline of Ujung Kulon NP