Here are some essential Komodo safety tips to keep in mind during your visit to Komodo or Rinca Island: 


  • Stick to designated paths and don't wander off alone
  • Avoid getting too close to these lizards
  • Stay Alert and Listen to Your Guides
  • Stay within sight of your guide

Always keep in mind that safety must always be your first priority while exploring this incredible island.

Keep a safe distance

Komodo dragons are wild animals and can be dangerous and its saliva also poisonous. Always stay with your guide and group. Because Komodo dragons can be aggressive and move quickly, never venture off by yourself. If you want to take photos, better to listens ranger’s suggestion and keep the distance of 2-3 meters away from komodo. Using camera with telephoto lens will be a good choice, to avoid taking photo too close to Komodo.


Can you go to Komodo Island on your period ? Although komodo can smell blood keenly, visiting Komodo National Park during your menstrual period is generally considered safe. However, it’s better for women who are menstruating who want to visit Komodo to tell the local guides or rangers about their condition and stay close to the ranger.


Tourist should not bring a lot of stuffs with them during Komodo Dragons tour. If it fell down accidentally, it will provoke Komodo since Komodo “think” it is food for them.  Avoid making loud noises or sudden movements that could startle them and lead to an aggressive response.Tourist should be quiet, walking in a group. 


During the mating season, around June-July, Komodo dragons become more territorial and aggressive, which can be quite intimidating to humans who come in contact with them. Male Komodo dragons compete for female attention and try to establish their dominance over other males. They do this by fighting with each other, using their powerful jaws and tails to inflict serious injury or death on their rivals. 



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Ranger’s Role in Komodo Dragon Tour


In Komodo and Rinca Island there are several cases komodo attacking human, it because human disturbed the komodo or doing something carelessly which provoked komodo to attack them. Therefore, Komodo National Park employed hundreds of rangers from local people. 


Rangers play important roles in Komodo National Park area. The first role is as security guard both for local people and tourists. They monitor and guarantee the safety of tourists as well as local people from criminals and komodo attacks. They also protect Komodo existence from huntsman and the natural resources in Komodo National Park from devastation.  


For tourist, it is important to be guided by a ranger. Rangers will bring “safety” sticks with them during escorting the visitors and doing island patrol. This Y-shaped wooden stick could be use for dispelling komodo when they trying to attack people. Rangers will use Y-shaped part of this wooden stick to hold Komodo’s neck or mouth.