Javan Rhino Observation Tour is a special interest tour package organized by Ujung Kulon Eco-Tour with full support by WWF and Ujung Kulon National Park authority.
Javan Rhino Observation Tour is a special interest tour package organized by Ujung Kulon Eco-Tour with full support by WWF and Ujung Kulon National Park authority. Rhinoceros Sondaicus or Javan Rhino is the rarest mammal on earth, and this species has been classified as Critically endangered by IUCN.
There are only around 70 javan rhinos left, and there are none in zoos or captive facilities, therefore the only possible means to observe Javan rhinoceros is through direct observation in the natural habitat.
This particular trip heads to the far western tip of Java, Indonesia and the forested park of Ujung Kulon. This is the last home of the critically endangered Javan Rhino, which is the rarest large mammal anywhere in the world.
The park is very dense and we will hike from the entrance to a little known river deep inside the park. The rhinos are mostly seen in this river and so most of the wildlife activities will be canoeing silently up and down this river in the early morning and late evening. We head into the park with a team of porters and spend the entire time camping in the forest.
Throughout the trip you will be guided by local park rangers and a zoologist guide (where available), and people with an intimate knowledge of the wildlife and habitats you will be visiting. This is a ground breaking tour that is unique in the world, we have negotiated special rates for the scientific permits that are needed to access the core area of the forest.
For anyone who wants a chance of seeing this incredibly rare species you have to get in touch with us and we can provide more information about our group tour.
Due to delicate nature of the species, Rhino Observation Tour must be conducted very carefully to avoid disturbances to the rhinos and to the habitat. WWF Indonesia and Ujung Kulon National Park authority have conducted various studies to find the best possible way to observe these endangered animals.