With an area of 390 km² Komodo is the largest island in the Komodo national park. It is a mountainous and relatively dry island with a max. elevation of 738m (Mt Satalibo). Komodo hosts one of the larger populations of the Komodo dragon, the world's largest lizard. These animals live for up to 30 years and reach a size of up to 3m as adults and a weight of up to 70 Kg. The headquarters of the Komodo national park are on Komodo island. Visitors access the island with a two hours boat trip from Labuan Bajo (Flores). The entrance fee to the Komodo national park was 290000 IDR for foreigners in 2016. Visitors are assigned a park ranger who guides them through the island. Daytrips to Komodo usually include a two hours stop on the island.
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