Newly Built Guesthouse – Hot Shower – Free WiFi – Air Conditioning – Meals Included – Tour Arrangement
( Birdwatching/Birding & mammals watching )
Welcome to Tangkoko Guesthouse
Tangkoko Guesthouse is located in Batu Putih village area very near to the gate into the Tangkoko Nature Reserve where entrance tickets can be purchased. To save time, our staff can arrange the tickets and guide prior to your trip into the forest. The newly built accommodation Tangkoko Guesthouse is run and owned by a hospitable local family whose top priorities are to ensure your stay in their guesthouse as convenient and wonderfully memorable as possible.
About Tangkoko Nature Reserve
Tangkoko Batuangus Nature Reserve also known as Tangkoko-Batuangus Dua Saudara is a nature reserve in the northern part of Sulawesi island of Indonesia, two hours drive from Manado.
The reserve covers an area of 8,700 hectares and includes three mountains: Mount Tangkoko (1,109 meters), Mount Dua Saudara (1,361 meters) and Mount Batuangus (450 meters).
Tangkoko Batuangus Nature Reserve protects at least 127 mammal, 328 bird and 47 of them are endemic, 104 reptile and amphibian species. Of these 79 mammal, 103 bird and 29 reptile and amphibian species are endemic to the island.
Threatened mammals include the Sulawesi Crested Macaque, of which about 5,500 remain on the island, Spectral Tarsier, Sulawesi Bear Cuscus and Sulawesi dwarf cuscus. Birds include the Knobbed Hornbill, Sulawesi Dwarf Hornbill, Lilac Kingfisher, Green-backed Kingfisher, Sulawesi Dwarf Kingfisher, Sulawesi Scops Owl, Minahasa Masked Owl, Sulawesi Nightjar, Ochre-bellied Boobook, Sulawesi Pitta and much more. Source: Wikipedia
Need to know before entering Tangkoko Nature Reserve
- Dress appropriately. Wear light, breathable clothing that dries quickly. Drab colours are preferable; avoid whites and reds. Although it is hot, long sleeves and pants prevent scratches and insect bites. Use insect repellent and tuck your pants into your socks to minimize insect, leech and mite bites.
- Carry good binoculars; without them even the most spectacular birds will be no more than a shiny dot in the canopy. Carry a waterproof bag big enough for binoculars and cameras in case of a downpour.
- Go slowly, quietly and in small groups (no more than 5) so animals will be less likely to be disturbed by your presence.
- Seek out fruiting trees, especially figs, or pools and streams. These are profitable places to sit and wait for wildlife, particularly birds.
- Sit often and for long periods and search for the things that tend to go unnoticed like glossy beetles, graceful butterflies, velvety ants, and exquisite but minute flowers.
- Be aware of sounds – the buzzing of insects, calls of birds, rustling in the underbrush. Quite often these cues are the first indication that something is about to happen.
- Go early. Most birds and many mammals are active in the morning with their movements dropping off by midday. The afternoon peak is never as energetic as the morning but these are good times to visit streams and water sources.
- When viewing monkeys, let them approach you on their own terms. If you stoop down and avoid looking directly in their eyes they will be less inhibited. Do not chase or pursue monkeys and never feed them. No matter how innocent they may look, wild monkeys bite and carry dangerous diseases.
- When viewing tarsiers at night don’t forget your flashlight. However be considerate of their extremely senstitive eyes.