Way Kambas National Park
Kambas National Park forms a lowland forest ecosystem consisting of freshwater
swamp forest, tall grassland/bush, and coastal forest.
Wild elephants that have
been tamed and trained at the "Pusat Latihan Gajah" (Elephant
Training Centre) can be ridden, used to transport logs, and to pull ploughs.
The centre is located 9 km from the Plang Ijo Gate. At the Elephant Training
Centre, visitors can see elephants being trained, playing football, and
swimming. The centre was constructed in 1985 and about 290 elephants have
so far been tamed and trained there.
Cultural attractions outside the Park:
the Krakatau Festival, held in Bandar Lampung each July.
How to reach the Park: Bandar Lampung-Metro-Way Jepara, about 2 hours by car (112 km); Branti-Metro-Way Jepara, about 1.5 hours (100 km); Bakauheni-Panjang-Sribawono-Labuan Meringgai-Way Kambas, about 2 hours.
Office: Jl. Raya Way Jepara
Declared Minister of Agriculture,
Rainfall 2,500 - 3,000 mm/year
Altitude 0 - 60 m asl.
Geographical location 106°32' - 106°52' E; 4°3'7' - 5°15' S