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I have been many time to Muara Angke in the last two years, and always managed to get in, either because nobody was there or by paying 20/25,000 rupias to the person available. I tried to go again a couple of days ago. The walkway has been repaired, at least till where I had the chance to walk (about two hundred meters from the entrance). Unfortunately I was told to leave, even if I offered to pay the ticket. I do not speak Bahasa, but I think the guard in charge indicated the need to obtain the ticket at the Forestry Dept. What looks like a ticket boot has been built close to the main road, so I hope that indeed they will start selling tickets there. Can anybody let me know please where is the Forestry Dept office in Jakarta, to get tickets for the time being. And can anybody share the information once tickets will be available at the reserve. Many thanks in advance. Enrico
Enrico, I have seen at ebird you are entering regularly to this site, Muara Angka. I am going in a short birding trip to that area at the end of June, are the problems to go in solved? Do you suggest me to go? Thank you in advance.
Hi Ignacio, I am also planning to go for Birding at Muara Angke this weekend and next. So if would like to join then do let me know. Maanikkapoor@outlook.com.
It seems that Muare Angke has reopened and ticket prices have been established at a hefty 250.000 Rp for foreigners. However it is still not possible to formally arrange ticket at the entrance (visit to Forestry Office required). Park rangers offered me to pay the fee at the entrance, but refused to provide a receipt. I declined as I did not want my conttribution to end in the wrong pockets.
Raners indicated that formal ticket purchase at the entrance might be possible 1-2 months froom now. Unfortunately missed the coucal….
This is the place to get a formal permission letter:
Address: No. 9, Balai Konservasi Sumber Daya Alam, Jl. Salemba Raya, Senen, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta
In the past I managed to do so, but the last 2 years they have made it impossible, with countless requirements. It is a waste of time dealing with them there.
The staff will normally take IDR 50k and let you in.
Any updates on access fees? I am planning a visit in August 2017 and would like it go as smooth as possible.
You can go with Jakarta Birder (Jakarta Bird Tour Guide), they often go there. Please contact :
Mobile Phone: +62 821 1363 8282 (Available on WhatsApp)
I visited Muara Angke from 6.45am to 9am on the 17th of July 2017.
At 6.45am the main entrance didn’t look open.
I birded the riverside till 7.45am nearly back to the entrance by walking down right beside the river from the bridge. Didn’t see the coucal, but I should have come an hour earlier to be there at dawn.
I then went to the main entrance. As best I could gather a permit is still needed, but can be paid for at the entrance, but I am not sure of this since I didn’t try to get the permit. The cost of 250000 idr was too much since I thought (incorrectly) that I would be able to see in from outside the reserve.
I walked the edge of the reserve to near the shoreline.
I never found anywhere that gave good views into the reserve and basically couldn’t see in except at a couple of spots.
I am pretty sure the foot trail indicated on the map no longer exists. Seemed completely overgrown where I tried to find it.
The boardwalk at the beach had a security guard who, as far as I could tell (given that I can’t speak Indonesian at all), wanted a permit from the main entrance for me to use the boardwalk. It didn’t seem to be possible to get a permit at the beach boardwalk.
Thanks for sharing with us. You have to make the permit first if you want go there and today you can’t just enter to that place and it can’t get permit in that place. You have go to the the office in Salemba, Jakarta (http://bksdadki.com/page/perizinan).
I also tried the path around the reserve back in 2015 since the park was closed and there was no one at the main office. It is nearly impossible to walk around now and there are very limited possibilities to observe birds from outside. Maybe that part of the description should be deleted.
I have visited the Coucal stake out on the 22 july and it was walking along the bank of the river about 20 metres away within some planted banana trees just before sunrise at 5.45am. Didn’t stay longer as I wanted to leave for Pulau Rambut but the gate for the boardwalk was locked around 6.30am!
Hi everyone, what’s the latest update with regards to the accessibility of Angke? Can you pay for access to the boardwalk on-site, or will need to visit the forest department beforehand?
Any new updates regarding a visit to the park. I am in Jakarta now and I’d like to visit coming tuesday.
You’ll need to visit the forestry department in Jakarta to arrange permits before you visit. Not sure of the cost unfortunately, but will definitely do it next time I try to visit.
The boardwalk is extremely fragmented and in a pretty bad state — still passable if you make a concerted effort and have good balance, but definitely a safety hazard. We had luck with the Javan Coucal which still seems to be doing very well in the area with a few calling a birds in the early AM (4-5am), with the first flight view of the birds around 5:30, we managed a good view of a bird perched on a tree at 5:50am. Other notable birds seen include Oriental Darter, Black Bittern, Black-crowned Night Heron, Racket-tailed Treepie, and Sunda Collared Dove.
The state of the boardwalk prevented access to the northern portions of the sanctuary, closer to the sea, which is where Small Blue Kingfisher can be seen. I’m told that these northern areas also have potential for the remaining Black-winged Myna, and require a boat for access.
Update on Maura Angke, I was exploring on my motorcycle and found a back entrance which seems to be open. The main entrance is undergoing renovations and hopefully this means that they will repair the boardwalk. Anyway this back entrance is probably the best bet for now. It has a gate which opens at 8 am and has direct access to a large portion of the boardwalk which is in decent repair as long as you don’t need handrails. If the Ranger is there you will need to pay 20k per person and another 20k for a camera and sign in a very reasonable price for a good morning of bird watching. The gate can be easily bypassed if it is not open yet, just make sure you pay the Ranger later after he gets there if he is not there yet when you arrive. He does a very good job keeping this part of the mangroves cleaner than the other parts that I’ve seen. If you want to find this gate all you have to do is go past the main gate and turn right into the housing estate just past the edge of the forest. Follow that road strait until it dead-ends into a cross street and the wall of the reserve and have your vehicle Park or drop you off there. Walk to the right along the dirt path until you see the entrance to the boardwalk on the left. If you are taking a Grab car or using Google search for Warteg Yono and use that location it should be right next to the entrance. I hope this is helpful information.