With an area of 870 kmĀ² the Endau Rompin national park is the second largest national park in West Malaysia. It is located in the south of peninsular Malaysia and spans over two states, Johor and Pahang.
The park takes its name from the Endau and Rompin rivers that flow through it. It was set up in 1989 to protect the endangered Sumatran rhinoceros. Within the park there are rock formation which are 248 million years old.
A number of trails start in the Selai forest camp in the west of the Endau Rompin national park. These proceed along the Selai river and lead to a number of waterfalls: Takah Tinggi, Takah Tempaang, Takah Selow, the spectacular Takah Pandan waterfall and a number of smaller waterfalls.
Wildlife is present in the Endau Rompin national park. Sightings have been reported among others for elephants and tigers, but it's not easy to spot large mammals in the deep jungle.
The forest trails near the Selai camp are tough: steep, and very slippery when it rains, which happens quite frequently. In addition, because the altitude of the park is relatively low (the trails are in the 200m to 400m range), there is no relief from higher altitude fresh air, which means that walking along these trails is quite tiring due to the high temperatures.

How to access the Endau Rompin national park
The Endau Rompin national park currently has three entry points: two in the east - Kuala Kinchin via Kuala Rompin (Pahang) and Kampung Peta via Kahang (Johor) - and one in the west in Selai via Bekok (Johor).
It's possible to access the park with a tour, but independent travellers can also visit the park by making arrangements directly with the Johor national parks organisation (email address: jnpc AT johor.gov.my).
Bekok can be reached with a car transfer from KL or Singapore (either self-drive or charter a long-distance taxi; 3:30 hours drive from KL). Once in Bekok, travellers head to the Johor parks office in Jalan Satria 1, and pay the stay. After that they are transferred to the Selai forest camp with a 4WD car. The road is initially paved, but becomes a dirt track in the last section.
Accommodation
The Selai camp has comfortable chalets with fan (no A/C), attached toilet and round-the-clock electrical power. There are also less expensive huts with no attached toilet about 100m from the Selai camp. The camp has a restaurant for travellers who booked the food package.
Fees are as follows: entrance permit RM 21.20, insurance RM 2, chalet RM 180/night, jungle hut: RM 84.80, transfer to/from Bekok RM 281.20, guide (one day) RM 241.80, night walk RM 8.10, water tubing RM 12.40, key deposit (refundable) RM 50.
Daytrips to the park are possible, but it's advisable to stay at least one night.
01 Selai river 02 Selai river 03 Selai river 04 Signboard 05 Treetops
06 Treetops 07 Tall tree 08 Rainforest 09 Selai river 10 Rainforest
11 Tropical rainforest 12 Palm tree 13 Forest trail 14 Forest trail 15 Selai river
16 Selai river 17 Selai river 18 Rainforest 19 Millipedes 20 Millipedes
21 Forest trail 22 Fern 23 Selai river 01 Johor national parks office in Bekok 02 Johor national parks office in Bekok
03 4WD car 04 Bekok 05 Driver in 4WD car 06 Dirt track to forest camp
07 4WD car on forest dirt track 08 Chalet in forest camp 09 Selai forest camp 10 Lubuk Tapah base camp
11 Lubuk Tapah base camp 12 Huts in Lubuk Tapah base camp 13 Huts in Lubuk Tapah base camp 14 Forest camp 15 Selai forest camp
16 Rainforest border area with cut trees
17 Rainforest border area with cut trees
18 Tropical rainforest 19 Coconuts 20 Coconut tree
01 Takah Tinggi waterfall 02 Takah Tinggi waterfall 03 Takah Tinggi waterfall 04 Takah Tinggi waterfall
05 Takah Tinggi waterfall 06 Takah Tinggi waterfall 07 Takah Tinggi waterfall 08 Takah Tinggi waterfall 09 Takah Tempaang waterfall
10 Takah Tempaang waterfall 11 Takah Selow waterfall 12 Waterfall 13 Waterfall 14 Takah Pandan waterfall 15 Takah Pandan waterfall
16 Takah Pandan waterfall 17 Takah Pandan waterfall 18 Takah Pandan waterfall 19 Takah Pandan waterfall 20 Takah Pandan waterfall 21 Takah Pandan waterfall
22 Takah Pandan waterfall 23 Takah Pandan waterfall
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