Visiting Laiwangi Wanggameti National Park

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Visiting Laiwangi Wanggameti National Park

Visiting Laiwangi Wanggameti National Park

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In Laiwangi-Wanggameti National Park, there is natural beauty and unique culture of the local community. There are many uniqueness, starting from the village (desa), sub-district (kecamatan), district (kabupaten) and provincial levels.

This park represents all forest types in Sumba, including alpine forest which is not common in Sumba.

Amazingly, Laiwangi-Wanggameti National Park has a species diversity of high value, in particular at an altitude of 800 m asl. Among the species of flora are jambu hutan (Syzygium sp.), pulai (Alstonia scholaris), beringin (Ficus sp.), kenari (Canarium oleosum), kayu manis (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), honggi (Myristica littoralis), suren (Toona sureni), taduk (Sterculia foetida), kesambi (Schleichera oleosa), and hangkang (Palaquium obovatum).

This Park forms the habitat for wild animals such as the long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis fascicularis), wild pig (Sus sp.), Timor python (Phyton timorensis), and red junglefowl (Gallus gallus).

Laiwangi-Wanggameti National Park has the main population of the red-naped fruit dove (Ptilinopus dohertyi), and several other bird species such as the Sumba green pigeon (Treron teysmannii),

Also Sumba button quail (Turnix everetti), yellow-crested cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea citrinocristata), purple-naped lory (Lorius domicella), Sumba flycatcher (Ficedula harterti), Sumba cicada bird (Coracina dohertyi), and apricot-breasted sunbird (Nectarinia buettikoferi).

In addition, there are about 43 species of butterfly, some of them are endemic like the halipron birdwing (Troides haliphron naias), Elimnias amoena, Sumalia chilo, Ideopsis oberthurii, and Athyma karita.

Laiwangi-Wanggameti was declared as a National Park quite recently, and therefore has very few facilities for visitors. However, there is a homestay managed by the local community.

Around the Park there are many ancient graves carved with motifs of horses, buffalo, men and women. These ancient graves indicate the social status of the bereaved family.

In Indonesia, each province has different and interesting characteristics. Each province has a different and unique culture and lifestyle.

The government is taking good care of the preservation of nature and maintaining the condition of the forest.

The environment is also well maintained.


Visiting Laiwangi Wanggameti National Park, we will witness routine community activities in unique traditional cultures. And there are special dishes and food as part of culinary tours that are delicious and yummy.

In this place there are also regular events or activities held every year, both national and international.


Access to Laiwangi Wanggameti National Park:

Location: East Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province

  • From Kupang to Waingapu, about one hour by plane,
  • Then from Waingapu to Watumbaka, then to Maujawa, then to Melolo, then to Kanagar, about 2 hours by four-wheel drive,
  • And proceed on foot to the Park (the villages of Wanggameti, Tana Rara and Tabundung).

The journey to Laiwangi Wanggameti National Park is now very easy. We can enter through various modes of transportation.

The condition of the infrastructure is getting better. Starting from highways, airports, trails, ports, bridges, stairs, even some places can be reached by toll roads

We can visit by plane, car, ship, bus, motorcycle and bicycle. At some point, we can take the train. We can also walk freely.


Suggestion to go to Laiwangi Wanggameti National Park:

  • Best time of year to visit: March to June, and October to December
  • Temperature: 26° – 31° C
  • Rainfall: 1,900 mm/year (on average)
  • Altitude: 0 – 1,225 m asl.
  • Geographical location: 120°00′ – 120°22′ E; 9°58′ – 10°11′ S

In Laiwangi Wanggameti National Park, as technology getting better. We can easily find locations for mini markets, shops (warung kedai), ATMs, Bank BRI BCA BNI Mandiri, BTPN Bank Nagari BJB, supermarkets, and restaurants. So we will not starve or lack the necessary items.

If you are sick and need help, you can also visit clinics, drugstore pharmacies (apotek), practice doctors, hospitals, health centers (puskesmas).

In this place we can also look for places of worship such as mosques, churches, and others.


Finding place to stay in Laiwangi Wanggameti National Park is very easy. We can stay at homestays, hotels, inns, hostels and other places.

To get lodging at a cheap and definitely comfortable price, please see below:

Experience and Reviews

There are already many visitors have visited  Laiwangi Wanggameti National Park, there are many interesting stories that are told. Like feeling satisfied, happy, wanting to come again, sleep well, and almost no one is disappointed or complains to come here.

So, visitors will find out on how to find the best hotels, where is exactly located, why it is amazing, how much is the fare and rate, who are the people, whom to ask, and when is the best time to visit.

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That’s all the information we provided, hopefully useful.