What is the best time to visit Komodo Island National Park?”, This has always been a frequent question asked by our costumers when they started to making a holiday plan.

Here’s our recommendation – according to our years of experience running tours in Komodo National Park :


Mid of January to mid of March : Monsoon season. Especially on February, the peak of monsoon season. During this time, the region experiences heavy rains, strong winds, and rough seas, which can make boat travel and water activities more challenging and dangerous. 


During  the Monsoon Season, there is a better possibility to visit Rinca Island compared to Komodo Island.  Komodo Island is located in northern area facing the open sea and reachable within 4 hours boat ride from the mainland Labuan Bajo. On the other side, Rinca Island is located closer to Labuan Bajo harbour, only 2 hours by wooden boat. It's important to follow any guidelines or warnings issued by local authorities. Other islands within Komodo National Park may not be accessible due to rough seas and unfavorable weather conditions.

Best time to visit Komodo 

April – June: Consider as the GLORIOUS time to visit Komodo National park. The sea is calmer and the weather is not too hot. The hills all are covered with green savannah vegetation. This time of the year is our favorite to visit Komodo.


July – August: Komodo Mating season and tourist high season. During the mating season, it can be more challenging to spot the Komodo Dragon in the wild. In this period, they tend to stay hidden and are less active as they focus on mating and laying eggs. But we still can see the Komodo dragon as the ranger know where to find them. In fact it can be a good opportunity to witness the male dragon fighting to get attention from female dragon. 


July – September is being the most preferred time to travel to Komodo National park due to holiday season. We highly recommend to make your booking a couple of months in advance. Last minutes booking will only leave you with no choice of the boat. Many boat types in Labuan Bajo you can choose from standard to luxury.


October – December: End of dry season and early of rainy season. If you miss your chance to visit Komodo on April – June, we’d recommend October – December. Less tourist and lots of chance to spot Komodo dragon.


See our suggested itinerary (customized) or Email our tour planner for your BEST experience during visiting Komodo Island.

Being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, selected as one of New 7Wonders of Nature and has an easy access from Bali make many travelers around the globe eye on Komodo National Park.  


Every day, Komodo National Park is hosted hundreds of travelers from both international and domestic who wish to see the world’s largest living lizard that only exists in Komodo National Park. Komodo Dragon may own the limelight in the national park, but the scenic landscape and incredible underwater life make Komodo National Park the social media darling.     


Komodo National Park opens for public visit 365 days a year, with only 2 seasons: Dry season (April – October) and rainy season (November – March). Fact that Komodo National Park lies within Lesser Sunda Island that known to be the driest region in Indonesia doesn’t make the rainy season on mid of January – early of March less wild with heavy rain fall, strong wind and big waves..