Manusela National Park

Moss-Forest in Manusela NP (c) Manusela NP

Located on Seram island in the Maluku archipelago of Indonesia, Manusela was decreed as national park in  1997. Covering an area of 189.00 hectare, Manusela National Park consists of various ecosystem types such as lowland swamp forest, riverbank vegetation, lowland forest, montane forest, beach formation and elfin/moss forest. The park is habitat for 196 bird species including the Eclectus Parrot, Purple-naped Lory, Salmon-crested Cokcatoo, Lazuli Kingfisher, Gery-necked Friarbird, Moluccan King Parrot, Bicoloured White-ey and Black-chinnned Monrach. Out of 24 mammals, 8 are endemic including rusa (cervus timorensis moluccensis), kuskus (phalanger orientaslis), soa-soa (hydrosaurus amboinensis), Seram Bandicoot and Moluccan Flying Fox. Additionally, 46 reptile species (3 endemic), 8 amphibia (2 endemic), 90 insect species (2endemic) have also been recorded in the park. Flora which can be found in the park including mengerawan( Hopea sp), linggua (Pterocarpus indikus) , matoa(Pometia pinnata). Kanari (Canarium  indicus), Nyatoh (Palaquium spp), Ketapang hutan (Terminalia copelandii),   tapak kuda (Ipomoea pescaprae), rumput jara-jara (Spinifex littoralis), ketapang (Terminalia catapa), ect. Tourist attractions

Binaiya is a mountain with height of 3.027 m above sea levels offering challenging for climbing lovers.

Other activities : caving, bird watching, crocodile watching, butterfly watching, snorkeling, diving, jungle tracking

How to get there

Flight to Ambon. Take ferry from Ambon to Masohi (8 hours), take a bus from Masohi to Saka (north route)

Take ferry from Ambon to Masohi followed by 9 hour journey by boat to Tehoru. From Tohero, take another boat to Moso or Saunulu Village.

Contact

Manusela National Park Office

Jl. Kelang No. 1 Masohi – Maluku Tengah

Telp./Fax. +62(914)22164

Website : www.tnmanusela-dephut.org

e-mail : balaitnmanusela@gmail.com

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