East Of Wallace Line
Kelimutu Crater Lakes Ecolodge
Solar powered and set by a river in a cool upland valley near the village of Moni in eastern Flores, Kelimutu Crater Lakes Ecolodge was only completed in 2010 and built using the latest sustainability technology and design. The hotel is now the perfect base from which to visit the famous volcanic lakes. Its five villas and five rooms (above the restaurant) have en suite bathrooms and are bright, modern and airy, many with views from the balconies. The restaurant serves local and western dishes washed down by beer or wine available at the bar.
Rooms include mosquito nets, western bathrooms with hot water, safety deposit box. There is also a traditional restaurant, a small shop and laundry service available.
Many species of higher altitude birds.
Visiting the Kelimutu crater lakes, which lie at 1400m absl and can mysteriously change colour suddenly, one year perhaps being white, then changing to turquoise, black, green, and even red.
The Kelimutu crater lakes are best viewed at dawn.
If you have any questions regarding our Indonesia tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965
We are back and all I can say is what a fantastic tour! Thank you so much for organising, we have both fallen in love with Indonesia and cannot wait to go back to see other things. Sulawesi was fabulous –the diving was so good it was like being in an aquarium. The tarsiers were all that I expected but the black macaques were so much more!
The first evening walk to see the Tarsiers, on the way we saw two Cuscus hanging about in the trees. We saw a couple of Macaques but the main event was the Tarsiers. We saw six in one tree and they are more cute/ugly as their photos. I could have stayed there all night watching them.
The next day we travelled back to see the Macaques, we were a little late and thought we had missed them as a we got to a group of people who had been watching them the macaques turned away into the bush. We carried on walking to look for kingfishers when we found ourselves in the middle of a monkey gang fight. Rambo 1 and Rambo 2 troops had travelled onto each other’s territory and all hell broke loose! They didn’t care that we were there they just rushed back and forth hollering at each other, it was so exciting watching it.
Once all the testosterone subsided Rambo 2 relaxed and groomed each other we just stood in the middle of them watching them for ages. One climbed a tree to communicate with me by sticking his tongue out and showing me some very strange facial expressions – Stewart thought he was asking me to be his 3rd wife! As we stood watching them relaxing, one came to play with my shoelaces and then another liked my trousers, then a brave one climb up me and started grooming my hair! He didn’t give up easily, sticking his fingers in my eyes and kept looking at me seeing how I was reacting– it was a fantastic experience all round.
All that is left to say is thank you again for giving us the wide variety of what we can see in Indonesia, it has whetted our appetite to see more! Now to plan for next year –we will be in touch soon!