Kalong (Flying Foxes) Island

Kalong (Flying Foxes) Island

Kalong (Flying Foxes) Island
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Pulau Koaba, which is also known as Kalong Island (Fruit Bat Island), is a low-lying circular island measuring 500 metres across and appearing to comprise a core of taller trees surrounded by dense mangrove. At dusk, the sight of thousands of bats leaving their roost and heading for their feeding grounds is a magnificent spectacle.
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Jonas Gunnarsson
Stockholm, Sweden579 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023
Watching the bats fly towards Flores to feed is an eerie experience. Soundlessly, they cover the entire sky and come in tens of thousands in a seemingly endless flow from Kalong island towards Flores and other islands nearby.
A moment to remember. Always.
Written 17 July 2023
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mingfatsai
Grand Island, NE4,423 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Arrive to the east of the island at dusk and prepare for the magnificent sight of 300,000 flying foxes taking wing over about 14-15 minutes. Unless you come quite early, you’ll likely see a dozen or more boats stationed/anchored waiting for the evening exodus. The bats’ path spans quite broadly so you needn’t be in an exact spot, their path begins narrow then fans out as the passage progresses. It’s an impressive natural wonder that I’ll never forget.
Written 14 July 2023
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Givemeaholiday
london258 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
we enjoyed it, but really it is is a 10 minute sighting, and therefore do nto spend too much money on it
Written 30 August 2022
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Mer21maid
Copenhagen954 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
From our boat at dusk we watched the millions of flying foxes / fruit bats that left the island to go hunting during the night. It was an incredibly beautiful and fascinating sight!! 🦇🦇🦇🦇
Written 17 August 2022
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jcaulum
Minneapolis, MN225 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022
My title says it all. You stay on the boat and watch the huge bats fly. They look like birds, and fly very high in the air on their way to the islands to look for fruit!
Written 2 July 2022
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Rere
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Waiting for all those flying foxes wake up and start their day while we are enjoying the sunset. ...
Written 1 June 2021
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Uphiet K
Pasuruan, Indonesia246 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
just need a few minutes from Rinca Island.
waiting the sunset from the boat, it feels surreal. After amazing sunset, hundred or thousand bats flying away from the mangrove island. One of the best watching sunset experience ever.
Written 27 December 2020
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Dave F
Taipei, Taiwan191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
One of the more surreal things that I have done. Just watching all of the bats leave their cave from the mangroves is amazing to watch. A must-see.
Written 15 September 2020
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Carla S
Victoria BC44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
An amazing sunset and hundreds of thousands of huge bats flying overhead. Read about it, saw pictures, but reallity is awe inspiring nature is incrediable.
Written 31 March 2020
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Rebecca L
Chicago, IL14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Loved the sunset and the "flying foxes" aka bats were fantastic! The sky was full of them. Awesome experience!
Written 8 February 2020
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