Tips When Exploring Komodo Dragon Land – How Dangerous Are They?

The term “dragon” is frequently used in fairy tales, myths, and legends. When you first see one of these massive prehistoric-looking creatures, you might wonder if you walked through a time-portal back to the Jurassic era. The sight of the dragons ambling fluidly through the savannas or on the sun-kissed shores of Komodo’s mountainous islands is truly breathtaking. The only way to go there is to on liveaboard. Komodo liveaboard takes you to explore the islands, enjoying the stunning natural and underwater scenery.

The dragon attacks. The Komodo dragon attacks the prey. The Komodo dragon, Varanus komodoensis, is the biggest living lizard in the world.On island Rinca. Indonesia.

Komodo National Park, A Home of Komodo Dragon

Perhaps you had some reservations about going to Indonesia to see these famous beasts. Seeing dragons up close may not be so fun after all, considering they can run up to 20 kph and eat 80% of their body weight in a single sitting. Perhaps you’re concerned that it’ll be the last thing you see.

Welcome to Komodo National Park! This is where you will find the ancient Komodo dragon with an image that looks scary. To top it all off, dragons have venom in their saliva that prevents blood clotting, causing their victims to bleed out after a bite. They’ve even been known to hunt massive water buffalo for weeks, waiting for the animal to die from a single bite.  

Tourists who want to see firsthand this ancient animal are required to be guided by a local ranger. Why should a local ranger guide you? Most the rangers are local residents who are used to living side by side with Komodo dragons. They knew exactly how to deal with ancient animals when they suddenly became aggressive. 

A tourist from Singapore decided to explore Komodo Island without being guided by a ranger to save money. As a result? He approached a group of Komodo dragons who were eating and ignored the warnings of the locals to keep their distance. The gift he received sent him to the hospital for a Komodo dragon bite.

Only about 4000 dragons remain in the wild on five Indonesian islands. This makes it difficult to compare the attacks to statistics for other animals. Even with this in mind, the picture becomes much clearer and more reassuring.

Komodo liveaboard package and meet the dragon

Komodo liveaboard is the best way for you to explore Komodo National Park. You are not only brought to meet ancient animals but also explore many other large islands with beautiful and amazing views. 

The Komodo liveaboard operator requires you to explore the island of Komodo with the assistance of a local ranger. This is a plus so that your journey is comfortable, fun and safe.