Kerinci Seblat National Park is an ultimate destination for exploring the new facets of nature. The natural treasures and splendor awaits the visitors. Straddling over four provinces, namely West Sumatra, South Sumatra, Jambi and Bengakulu, it almost covers an area of 1.4 million hectares. The varying geography provides a shelter to numerous ecosystems.The experience at the Kerinci Seblat National Park is the one; all the visitors will savor all their life.
The best way to get here is to fly to the Padang Airport which is almost 1.5 hour from Jakarta. There are also buses from Kersik Tua to Padang taking almost 7 hours to reach. The park is nestled between two mountain areas amidst the graben valley. The Gunung Kerinci volcano, highest volcano in Indonesia, adds more beauty to the topography of this park.
The Kerinci Seblat National park is home to 370 species of birds amongst which almost 17 species of birds are endangered. So, Kerinci Seblat Park can be called a paradise for bird lovers. The endangered species of birds can be spotted on the high points at the slopes of mountains of the park. But Gunung Tujuh and Gunung Kerinci is the famous site for bird viewing.
Among the animals, the Kerinci Seblat National Park is famous for the Sumatran tigers. There are more than 86 species of mammals including tapirs, elephants, bears and Sumatran clouded leopards. One can also find atleast 8 primate species here. Talking about the flora, the park is very rich with more than 4000 species of various kinds.
The visitors can also look around at the tea plantations at Mount Kerinci or hot springs at Mount Kunyit. There are also the local artists performing traditional dance ceremonies by the Lake Kerinci. The area is supportive for trekking and mountain climbing for the adventure loving people.
The visitors should make it a point to add the Kerinci Seblat National Park in their itinerary so that they don’t miss the wonderful opportunity to view the various kinds of birds, animals and the beauty of this area.