I have just opened a new tourist destination this year. Its location is in Tambrauw mountains between Sorong and Manokwari. Sorong is the main gate for visitors who want to visit Raja Ampat whereas Manokwari is the capital of West Papua province. Raja Ampat has been a famous destination for scuba divers who want to explore the rich biodiversity of the marine environment and coral reef of the islands.
Mountains and Forest
For Tambrauw mountains the main attractions are the tropical rainforest. Visitors who go to the mountains can enjoy trekking, camping, birding and anything that is related to tropical rainforest. Visitors who are interested in watching paradise birds can go to Tambrauw too. But the ecosystem of the rainforest is not only limited to birds of paradise. In addition to watching other birds, visitors may see wallaby, deer, wild pigs, and various species of insects from colorful butterflies to unique beetles. Rainforest of Tambrauw is also the natural habitat of a lot of plants and flowers that have medicinal values. There are trees whose wood and barks are used for construction materials and there are also plants that have become the source of food for the indigenous people.
In addition to rainforest, the coastal area of Tambrauw regency is also a very good place for visitors who like snorkeling and scuba diving. Sausapor, Batu Kapal, Efney and Efwe islands are some of the many snorkeling or diving sites which tourists can visit to explore the marine bio-diversity of the mainland New Guinea. As a matter of fact, coral reef is the tropical rainforest of the Ocean. It also produces oxygen and absorb CO2 gases during photosynthesis. There are a lot of marine animals that we can see in Tambrauw.
River – for Camping, Swimming and Birding
The best way to explore the rainforest of Tambrauw mountains is by setting up a camp or tent at the bank of a river. A river with wide banks on both sides is a good place for watching birds. Birds will land on the bank to drink water or fly over the canopy of the forest crossing the river. Other birds also catch small fish in the river. That’s why camping at the bank of the river is my usual practice of guiding tourists in the jungle.
Where is the mountain range of Tambrauw?
Please, look at the following map. Tambrauw is a regency that is located between Manokwari and Sorong. The capital is Fef. Because of its remote location, it is still not ready to be the center of government’s administration of the regency. The local government chose Sausapor as their temporary capital. Government buildings, and roads are still being built in the regency.
Tambrauw mountains can be reached by riding a chartered 4WD car from Sorong city. As a tour guide, I provide a number of tour packages for tourists who want to explore the tropical jungle of Tambrauw mountains and the coral reef of its coastal area. If you are interested in traveling to Tambrauw mountains, please, contact me by email to: email@example.com