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Kaledupa Island, an Island in South East Sulawesi with Its Uniquesness

Kaledupa Island is one of the four major islands in Wakatobi Marine National Park. Wakatobi is built by the government to be the largest marine conservation area around the world. Wakatobi is popular around the world as it has an outstanding collection or underwater life. Wakatobi, including Kaledupa is home of various species of fish and other creatures. 
Kaledupa also becomes the most visited area for researches purposes in Sulawesi. Its outstanding biodiversity has attracted many researchers to explore the life of flora and fauna in the island. Visitors can also learn about the diversity of the flora and fauna in this island. When returning from the island, visitors will have more knowledge about the living species in Kaledupa.
          Kaledupa Island is situated in the region of Wakatobi with geographical position of 5°32'9"S and  123°45'29"E. Along with Wangi Wangi, Tomea and Binongko, Kaledupa has become the most popular islands in Wakatobi. Visitors will never miss the island when they travel to Wakatobi. Especially, the island is easily reached from Kendari. It only takes about 15 minutes by boat from Hoga Island. Guides in Hoga will gladly show you how to go to Kaledupa. If you are in Hoga with many friends, you can charter a boat in group to go to Kaledupa. When you have arrived at Kaledupa, guides will arrange motorbike hire for you if you want to explore the island and the marine. 

          In Kaledupa Island, you can do many exciting activities. Firstly, you can visit Kampung Sampela. This is the place where the Bajo tribe lives. You can observe how the Bajo lives their life and their unique culture. The Bajo lives in a unique way of life. They are a nomadic tribe. However, never imagine that the village of the Bajo is quite without any significant activities. The Bajo lives their life peacefully and happily.Children play soccer and ride canoes every day. When you visit the village, you can play together with the children. Children of this tribe has a good skill in riding canoes. Thus, you can ask them to take exploring the island by canoe. This will be a fun activity. Other than visiting the village, you can also do marine activities, such as snorkeling and diving. Kadelupa has an incredible underwater panorama. Hence, snorkeling and diving will give you awesome experience. 

          When visiting Kadelupa Island, you can stay in the local people’s house. They provide lodges for travelers. The lodges are quite comfortable as it is managed professionally. The lodges are specifically built for travelers. There are hundreds of lodges, either in the island and its surrounding islands like Wangi Wangi or Hoga. The rate for the lodge is varied, depending on the facilities offered. The rate starts from Rp50,000 ($5.50) to Rp175,000 ($18.00). You can select the lodge, according to your budget. 
          Kaledupa has many uniqueness, especially its biodiversity and the local people’s tribe like the Bajo. Visiting Kaledupa Island will give you in-depth knowledge about the life of the local people.

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