Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park
- 4 Days
- Indonesia Birding, Wildlife
Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park is a must-visit destination for bird enthusiasts. This stunning nature reserve located in North Sulawesi, offers a diverse range of bird species that are not commonly found elsewhere. Actually, this national park belongs to two provinces. include Gorontalo and North Sulawesi Province. The park has over 300 species of birds recorded, including some rare and endemic species, the park is a paradise for bird watchers.
This Protected area covers around 287,115 hectares. The Park is considered a biodiversity hotspot due to its high levels of species richness and endemism. Moreover, the park is home to several endangered species, such as babirusa, anoa, and tarsier. It also has a unique ecosystem, including montane forests, lowland rainforests, and mangrove forests, which provide habitats for a wide range of flora and fauna.
The next feature of the national park is the atmosphere, which feels so refreshing and clean. It is because it resides on an elevation of about 50 – 1900 meters above sea level. Not to mention it is located in a mountainous area, surrounded by narrow valleys and steep hillsides.
Birding Bogani Nani Wartabone
The park’s diverse landscape and ecosystem make it a perfect habitat for a wide range of bird species. The Maleo bird (Macrocephalon maleo) is one of them. This endemic bird uses geothermal heat to incubate its eggs in the park’s volcanic soil. With over 250 species of birds residing in the park, visitors are sure to witness some of the most unique and exotic bird species in the world. Several endangered species such as the Javan hawk-eagle and the Javan scops-owl are spotted here. Birding in Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park is an incredible experience.
Pick up from your hotel in Manado in the morning and drive for around 6 hours with stops en route for lunch and refreshments. Upon arrival in Kotamobagu in the late afternoon in Kotamobagu, check in at 3* hotel. Dinner on personal expenses.
After an early breakfast drive for around 1.5 hours to Bogani Nani NP via Duloduo. Bogani Nani Wartabone is included in Wallacea zone, a biogeography zone that is also a convergent zone of Australia and Asia zone. Hence, there are many unique characteristics of flora and fauna, as well as the ecosystem in this park. As a protected forest, Bogani Nani Wartabone has rich biological diversity. It is also a habitat for various flora and fauna. Most of them are endemic species of Sulawesi Island. Together with our guide and the forest ranger you will trek in the dense tropical rainforest of Sulawesi with various kinds of plants, such as trees (400 species), high plant (241 species), fern plant (120 species), moss (100 species), and orchid (90 species). Rare Endemic plant you will find here can be found here also, such as Matayangan palm (Pholidocarpus ihur), iron wood (Intsia spp.), black wood (Diospyros celebica), yellow wood (Arcangelisia flava), and carrion flower (Amorphophallus companulatus).
Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park is a habitat for several animals, such as mammals (24 species), poultry (125 species), reptile (11 species), amphibi (2 species), butterfly (38 species), beetle (200 species), and fish (19 species). In this park, you can find some endemic animals that are protected due to extinction threats. Those are Maleo bird (Macrochepalon maleo), Yaki monkey (Macaca Heckl), Bone bat (Bonea bidens), small kuskus (Phalanger Celebensis), and bear kuskus (Phalanger Urnisus). Maleo bird and Bone bat are this national park’s mascot animal. Lunch box provided. Overnight at the ranger’s house OR at a small guest house in Duloduo with BASIC facilities. Dinner prepared by our team.
Another trekking day in the park which is also well known as the paradise for birdwatching. Lunch box provided. Overnight at the ranger’s house OR at a small guest house in Duloduo with BASIC facilities. Dinner prepared by our team.
After breakfast, drive back direct to Manado for around 7 - 8 hours to Manado with stops en route for lunch and refreshments. Upon arrival in Manado in the late afternoon or early evening, check in at a hotel with dinner on personal.
- Flexible Departure Date
- Private Trip