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TREKS, TOURS - BASIC INFORMATION. We have compiled important
information and tips that can be useful and make your
planning more worthwhile.
Our activities depend on you. We have several
suggestions that many visitors appreciate, but we
can adjust to you or your group's interests. You
will get close to the wild animals and be able to
take nice wildlife photos. The excursions are
suitable for most people. You don't have to be fit,
a backpacker, or a wildlife-enthusiast.
Besides safaris on the savannah and in the
villages, Rosa’s Ecolodge has also become popular
for its snorkeling safaris.
All safaris include:
- English speaking guide
- Safari car plus driver
- Boat (safaris at sea)
- Bicycle (when applicable)
- Guide, asst guide and ranger fees
- Entrance fee and special permit of the Baluran
- Snack & hot beverages
- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner when appropriate
- Special equipment such as tents and snorkeling
gear when appropriate.
For prices and other more information, please
SAVANNA MORNING SAFARI (# I, SMS)
- Min. 2 persons, max. 6 persons
- By safari car
- Time: 07.00 – app.13.00
- Period: All year, best June – November
This is a very family friendly and easy safari. With
4-wheel-drive safari cars we enter the park in the
morning. We normally get close enough for good
photography possibilities. You will see many birds,
for example the beautiful Peacock; Green peafowl (Pavo
muticus) and Jungle fowl. Other animals are for
example Macaque, Squirrels, Javanese wild ox,
Banteng (Bos javanicus), Deers, monitor lizards and
We will see the evergreen forest, the Bekol
observation tower and Bama Beach where we have nice
BBQ for lunch. At the Bama beach, you can make
acquaintance with the macaque gang that for sure
comes out of the trees looking for food. (Please
don’t feed them).
SAVANNA DUSK SAFARI (# II, SDS)
Min. 2 persons, max. 6 persons
Time: 14.00 – 21.00
Period: All year, best June – November
The Savanna Dusk Safari brings you a unique thrill
of close encounters with wildlife at dark that you
only see at a distance of several hundred meters
during day-light hours.
It all looks different in the dark, even if you have
already seen it during the daytime. Indonesian
wildlife is typically nocturnal, which is the reason
that you probably will see more and different
species of animals at night.
The access road to Bekol in the afternoon offers
opportunities of viewing peafowl, green and red
jungle fowl and sometimes Banteng (Bos javanicus)
crossing the road on their way to their favorite
locations on the savanna.
Do not forget the great expanse of millions of stars
overhead, which is much more enjoyable than the hot
sun. In the evening we enjoy a BBQ on Bama Beach.
With the Dusk Safari, you will have experience the
excitement of evening/afternoon and sunset
conditions on the Savanna.
BIRD WATCHING SAFARI (# III, BWS)
This safari is a one day of bird watching in
different eco-systems. Baluran offers great Bird
watching. Watch the Green peafowl (Pavo muticus).
This mystical bird of Hinduism is a world class
attraction in itself. It is also common to see
groups of Green Peafowl on the savanna in flocks of
four to six birds.
We leave the Ecolodge at 07.00. At 07.30 we arrive
at the first bird watching station in the evergreen
forest, where we explore dry riverbeds and shrubs.
Banded pitta, Black naped oriole, Ruddy cuckoo-dove,
Green imperial pigeon, Emerald dove, Black-naped
monarch, Racked-tailed treepe, Large-tailed nightjar
and various woodpeckers are all present in this
area, including the rarely seen Red jungle fowl.
During the wet (western) season (December – March)
Javan king fisher, and White-breasted water hen are
attracted to seasonal pools in this forest. There is
also a chance to encounter big mammals like the
Banteng, Javanese wild ox and the shy barking deer.
We continue along the partly asphalted road to the
Bekol tower compound, which is the playing ground of
the Jungle fowl (Gallus varius). All
village-chickens of Java originate from here. They
can be seen at relatively short distances, either in
groups or alone.
Later on we move to the coastal forest where
White-bellied woodpecker, Great slaty woodpecker,
Banded pitta, Grey-checked tit-babbler, Great-bulled
heron, Asian pied hornbill, Lesser adjutant and
Spotted wood-owl are present and frequently heard.
The savanna also hosts many bird-species, most of
them insect-eaters. There are also numerous small
bays and inlets where good and easy birding is to be
enjoyed. However, how much we can explore depends on
time and local conditions.
To enjoy the full potential of bird watching in
Baluran National Park one would need at least two
We bring a breakfast box in the morning and have
lunch at Bama.
Although the dry season is the best time for bird
watching, the rainy season can be just as good if
you are willing to sacrifice a little bit of
ONE DAY CROSS SAVANNAH TREKKING (# IV, OST)
Min. 2 persons, max. 6 persons
By foot. Return by car
Time: 05.00 – 17.00
Period: July – October
Participants need to be fit enough for
trekking and need appropriate shoes and clothing.
This trek starts in early morning in order
to get nice photo light, see more animals and to avoid the
mid-day sun. We enter the park directly from our village and
cross over the savannah north and east of the Baluran
Mountain. We end up in Bama where we will have time to
freshen up with a dip in the ocean before we are picked up
by our car and taken home. We bring our breakfast with us.
Later we have our lunch in the field during the hottest
hours, under a big Krasak tree. In the wind the leaves sound
This trek is approximately 30 km long and
will take us straight through the savannah where few people
go. We also trek through some forest. We also You are likely
to see many animals: different birds, for example the
amazing Green peafowl, and other animals like Deer and more.
The scenery is very special with the far stretching savannah
and Baluran Mountain.
The trek ends at Bama Beach, where you
hopefully have time for a dip in the ocean. Our car will
pick us up here and take us back home.
SNORKELING AND BEACH SAFARI (# V, SBS)
Min. 2 persons, max. 8 persons
Time: 09.00 – app. 15.00
Period: All year, but in rainy season depending on
Our car takes us the short ride to the sea where we
board a colorful traditional Madura fishing boat to
visit a nice snorkeling spot at sea. The coral reef
is offshore where the water is very clear. Even in
the rainy season it is still possible to enjoy
snorkeling and swimming.
After the snorkeling we continue to our "secret"
beach. We enjoy our food and drink on this deserted
and remote stretch of sand beach.
Our snorkeling safaris have become very popular. The
access and transportation is easy. From the boat we
have amazing views over the sea and the coastline
with the Baluran Mountain in the background. The
corals are also, according to our guests, well worth
RURAL VILLAGE WALKING SAFARI (# VI, RVS)
This safari is a relatively short walking trip to
experience traditional Madura rural and village
life. The villagers are very friendly and you will
be able to interact with them during your walk.
We visit local home industries, for example the
blacksmith who makes sickle and knives. We will also see the
traditional production of tiles used on the local houses. To
see the production of the East Java delicacy “tempe” is also
possible. The program can change due to local conditions and
Walk through idyllic rice paddies. See how villagers
plough their fields, see peanuts, chilies, corn, and
sugar cane grow. Learn how the Madura farmers
irrigate and cultivate their fields.
Enjoy a grand view over the fields towards the
Baluran Mountain from our shelter in the middle of
the rice paddies, while enjoying coffee or tea and
snacks. See, feel and hear the setting sun,
fireflies, the crickets, the frogs starting their
evening serenade, and of course the starry sky.
Notes: This safari is usually carried out in the
afternoon if the guests don’t arrive too late in the
RURAL VILLAGE BICYCLING SAFARI (# VII, RVB)
A new alternative to see rural and village life is
our bicycling tour which takes you a bit further to
more villages and attractions. Cycling along small
roads takes you into the midst of Madura village
life and activities.
This safari starts immediately after breakfast and
will end at lunchtime. The route will take you
through 2 – 3 villages, open country side and
seashore. A highlight is the Mimbo fish market with
its colors, liveliness and fresh fish. We can also
visit a traditional fishermen’s beach. If you are
interested we can also visit one of the many Muslim
boarding schools in this regency. This is in many
areas still an important part of the Indonesian
educational system. The children and the teachers
are very happy to meet foreigners and practice their
You will be accompanied by a local guide and have
cold refreshments along the road.
Our bicycles can also be rented for your own