Visiting Berbak National Park

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Visiting Berbak National Park

Visiting Berbak National Park

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Planning to go on a tour or travelling, we definitely want a smooth trip, comfortable accommodation, cheap hotels, good food, cheap plane tickets, close to everywhere, and can rent a motorbike or car.


In Berbak 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.

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

Berbak National Park forms a nature conservation area for the largest unexploited swamp forest in southeastern Asia. The uniqueness of the Park lies in its attractive combination of peat swamp forest and freshwater swamp forest which stretches along the east coast of Sumatra.

Plant species in the Berbak National Park include meranti (Shorea sp.) and various species of palm. The Park in fact boasts the largest number of ornamental palm species in Indonesia.

Of these, a number are categorized as endangered, including daun payung (Johanesteijmannia altifrons), and a newly found species, Lepidonia kingii (Lorantaceae family) which has a large, red/violet flower.

This Nice Park is also a habitat for the Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis sumatrensis), Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae), Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus),

Also lesser Malay mouse deer (Tragulus javanicus kanchil), 300 bird species including Chinese egret (Egretta eulophotes), lesser adjutant stork (Leptoptilos javanicus), all species of kingfisher (Alcedinidaespp.),

And also white-winged wood duck (Cairina scutulata), Malayan giant turtle (Orlitia borneensis), and batagur turtle (Batagur baska).

Hundreds, even thousands of migrant birds can be seen in this Park, making an amazing sight when they are flying through the air in a flock.

Moreover, the western entrance gate of the Park can be reached from the Air Hitam Dalam (deep black water) river, so-called because of the water’s coffee-like colour.

In addition, at low tide, animal faeces, fallen leaves and so on from within the mangrove forests are carried by this river into the Batanghari river that eventually flows into the sea.

Berbak National Park is not only protected at a national level but has also been declared an International Wetland Site under the Ramsar Convention in 1992.

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 Berbak 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.

There are several interesting locations and attractions in Berbak National Park, such as:

  • In Air Hitam Dalam: observing plant and animal life from the river. The Air Hitam Dalam river forms a habitat for Sumatran tigers.
  • In Simpang Kubu: conducting research or exploring the forest, and observing plants and animals.
  • In Air Hitam Laut: conducting research or exploring the forest, and observing plants and animals.
  • Cultural attractions outside the Park include the Culture Parade on the Batanghari river at Muara Bulian, Jambi, each April.

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


The journey to Berbak 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.

Access to go to Berbak National Park:

Berbak National Park is located in Tanjung Jabung Regency, Jambi Province

From Jambi city, by speed boat along the Batanghari river, then turn right along the Air Hitam Dalam river, about 2.5-3 hrs, or directly to Nipah Panjang, about 4,5 hours. From Nipah Panjang, head for Air Hitam Laut village, 5,8 hours via the South China Sea (the journey time depends on wave conditions).

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


In Berbak 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.

Suggestion before visiting Berbak National Park:

  • Best time of year to visit: March to November.
  • Temperature: 25° – 28° C
  • Rainfall: 2,300 mm/year (on average)
  • Altitude: 0 – 20 m asl.
  • Geographical location: 104°05′ – 104°26′ E; 1°08′ – 1°43′ S

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 Berbak National Park is very easy. We can stay at homestays, hotels, inns, hostels and other places.

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Experience and Reviews

There are already many visitors have visited Berbak 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.