Welcome to Tangkoko-Batuangas Dua Saudara Nature Reserve
With 88 sq km of forest bordered by a sandy coastline and offshore coral gardens, Tangkoko is one of the most impressive and accessible nature reserves in Indonesia. The park is home to black macaques, cuscuses and tarsiers, endemic maleo birds and red-knobbed hornbills, among other fauna, and rare types of rainforest flora. Tangkoko is also home to a plethora of midges, called gonones, which bite and leave victims scratching furiously for days afterwards. Always wear long trousers, tucked into thick socks, and covered shoes, and take plenty of insect repellent. Sadly, parts of the park are falling victim to encroachment by local communities, but money generated from visitors might help stave that off.