Word: Ayu Arman
HOME OF NATURE, ADVENTURE, HISTORY, AND RELAXATION.
There are so many opportunities for adventure in this world. And, we want to inspire you, to help you explore the maiden nature of our home Sansapore Pacific Park Resort.
The best ecotourism resort Tambrauw-Southwest Papua, Indonesia. A conservation area with visualization of mountains, hills, the largest maiden forest in West Papua, valleys, hundreds of curvaceous rivers, the coastline of the pacific sea, and the history of the world war II.
WHERE IS IT LOCATED?
Located on Warfaknik road, Emaos village, Sausapor, Tambrauw West Papua. This resort was built on the seaside of Sausapor facing directly into the Pacific Ocean, sailed by views of Mount Yakob, surrounded by maiden forests with a diversity of tropical forests, and the cultural wisdom of indigenous peoples who assign the forests, rivers, mountains and seas just like their ancestors to be respected, protected and preserved. Therefore, this resort is one of the best places for you to reconnect with the maiden nature.
There are three types of accommodation at this resort. First, the rooms are built from tropical hardwood, ironwood, with their own portable sawmills. This resort accommodation has been carefully designed for comfort, privacy and sustainability. All of our rooms are spacious, well-ventilated and spread out widely under the coconut trees around our eight acres of land.
Second, the VVIP rooms are built with walls with an open space concept facing the wide sea. You will feel one with nature without leaving modern facilities.
All rooms have clean bathrooms, independent AC units, fresh hot and cold showers, served with fresh seafood and vegetables and local fruits of the Tambrauw people.
Third, camping tents. This resort also provides places and equipment for camping lovers to feel comfortable together. You don’t need to be occupied building a tent or preparing a sleeping bag because everything is available. You will feel the open atmosphere around you which might already be rare in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the capital. You can. enjoy the sunrise on the fresh air of the beach with panoramic views of the open sea, the waves swaying and the sun shining.
LOCAL FOOD SOURCES
All food ingredients at this resort come from the production of the Tambrauw community. This resort works with the local Tambrauw community in providing food ingredients.
Sausapor is the center for the development of the Tambrauw fishing industry. The people of Sausapor catch fish in an environmentally friendly manner by using traps, handlines, gillnets and puresines. You can see directly their fishing activities, or you can catch fishes by yourself, and feel how fresh and sweet the Sausapor fish are provided at this resort.
While the food crops cultivated by the Tambrauw people are peanuts, corn, cassava, sweet potatoes, taro johar, sago, and various types of seasonal vegetables and fruits such as banana, langsat, rambutan, mango, durian, matau, coconut and other. You can get all the vegetables and fruits in the resort’s yard. You can pick fruits and coconuts anytime. And all the fresh food is served at this resort restaurant.
CREATE YOUR ADVENTURE EXPERIENCE BY STAYING AT THIS RESORT
Sansapor Pacific Park was built with the concept of presenting a miniature of Tambrauw’s natural beauty and biodiversity. Sansapore Pacific Park provides an inspiring, authentic and unforgettable natural adventure in the journey of your life.
BREATHING THE BEST OXYGEN IN INDONESIA
Come and feel the atmosphere of pure nature at Sansapor Pacific Park ecotourism resort. You will feel fresh air that refreshes the your lungs.
Papua is the last fortress of Indonesia’s tropical belt. And, the Tambrauw forest is the only virgin forest in Papua. 75 percent of the land area of the total area of Tambrauw (11,529.182 km2), is designated as a conservation forest area and protected forest which has an extraordinary diversity of biological resources. Therefore, approximately 80 percent of West Papua’s pure oxygen is supplied from the Tambrauw forest. And Tambrauw is currently the key buffer for the availability of oxygen and Indonesian biological elements.
In this resort, you can feel that pure oxygen. Because the location of this resort is not far from the conservation forest and the Pacific Ocean. Various large trees, various fruit trees, hundreds of coconut trees, vegetable plants, and a flower garden with green grass stretches into a cool resort interior.
The sky is clean with cloud configurations hanging in silence. Enlivened by a group of seabirds flying in clusters adorning the blue sky. In another angle, you can see butterflies flying and perching on every garden flower, and also deer chasing behind the green trees.
Every morning, you will be awakened by the sound of birds chirping along with the roar of Pacific Ocean waves. Sansapor Pacific Park Beach offers views of the open sea of the Pacific Ocean with clear blue sea water with clean white waves.
SEE THE COLORFUL AESTHETICS SUNSET
The most marvellous thing on this resort beach is the sunset. When the sun starts to go down on the western horizon, the beach sky presents the beauty of the colourful sky that makes us stunned and praises the greatness of God.
Sunset is one of God’s majesty aspect, wonder, and beauty.
At the beach resort, you will see every day the majesty and beauty of the colourful sky, Orange, yellow, golden yellow, red, even purple. You will never get tired of watching the sunset here. Because, this resort beach is the best place to see the beauty of the Sansapor sunset.
PACIFIC SEA FISHING
Sausapor marine fishery is very abundant. Dominated by yellowfin and bluefin tuna, flying fish, mackerel, red snapper, bobara, grouper, kurisi, skipjack, lobster, sea cucumbers, and others.
You can easily get pletiful fish by just fishing on this beach. In fact, if you are lucky, you can see dolphins crossing the sea waters in front of this resort.
DIVING AND SNORKLING
The diversity of coral reefs is also very beautiful. On the island of ‘Amsterdam’ in the South, and the island of ‘Middleburg’ along the Northeast and Northwest, not far from this resort, there are beautiful diving spots. You can find various coral reefs and thousands of varieties of fish, making these two areas one of the best areas for shallow and deep diving.
Apart from being beautiful with various coral reefs and various fish, the underwater holds the remains of the Allied landing ship (made in the US) during World War II which were accidentally sunk in this Sausapor sea.
THE BEST NATURE ADVENTURE IN SANSAPORE
If you stay at the resort, you can explore the virgin nature of Tambrauw which presents forests, mountains and the sea which combine to create a beautiful natural landscape. We guarantee you will have an authentic experience, one that connects your soul to the majesty of nature.
Sausapor -Tambrauw’s natural overland journey is a journey into the maze of pure nature. You will see and feel the great forest which is almost 100 percent covered and protected by tree and conservation forest.
Inside, there is a mountain nature reserve that holds biodiversity with also meadow hills, coasts and abundant river waters. There are approximately 819 rivers and tributaries flowing through the Tambrauw area. One of them, the Kamundan River is the longest river or head of water in West Papua.
Tambrauw’s natural landscape, which includes beaches, lowland forests, and high mountain forests, which are home to the fauna species of the Austro-Papuan zone and eastern Melanesian flora, has made Tambrauw the only conservation district in Indonesia today, and it has become a tourist destination for You, true nature adventurers.
We will guide you to explore the forest, see some wild animals such as various birds, deer, pigs, rabbits by chance, climb hills and mountains, rafting, trail bikes, boating and fishing while enjoying the fresh air, birds chirping, and the cool breeze wind that will revive your soul.
Tambrauw hold an important role in the Pacific War as a dog-fighter fighter base. Werur Airport is one of the historical heritage airfields of the Pacific War which is still functioning today.
And the Sausapor forest became a silent witness to the battle of World War II with Japanese troops (1939-1945). Allied troops led by General Douglas MacArthur made Sausapor a military base. They landed planes and hundreds of artillery and amphibious tanks on Sausapor Island. Some of the amphibious tanks are still in the forest around Werbes Village. There are seven tanks lined up not far from the resort.
The relics of World War II are still widely scattered in the Sausapor forest and sea area. And, you can see the remnants of the world war that used to have an important role in this world directly on this island. This location is only 30 minutes from the resort by car.
Tambrauw is the best place for bird-of-paradise or known as “Cendrawasih Bird” observation in Indonesia. It’s because the Tambrauw forest is an adventure habitat and track for 761 bird species.
Approximately 60 species are endemic to West Papua, 243 local birds, 32 migratory birds and 33 types of wanderer birds. Of those hundreds of birds, Cendrawasih is one of the stellar birds.
Tracks and car park for bird-of-paradise monitoring in the Sausapor forest are still in the process of being built.
Cendrawasih birds has 43 species spread from eastern Australia to Papua, including northern Maluku. In the Tambrauw forest, 38 species of bird of paradise were found, most of which were found in the highlands and several islands.
One of them is in this Sausapor forest. In this forest there are several types of Cendrawasih birds that can be found. Among other things, Cendrawasih has velvety black fur; Cendrawasih has black and yellow feathers; Cendrawasih with brown, green and yellow fur with a long tail; Cendrawasih’s collar has a black crown; Cendrawasih feathers red, white and yellow; and Cendrawasih has black, yellow, and white feathers. Also, there is a bald Cendrawasih which has a combination of four colors, namely black, red, yellow and blue on the head, Cendrawasih has 12 antennae and others.
All types of Cendrawasih have different color characteristics and have dance attractions. The combination of colors and beautiful attractions makes Cendrawasih bird known to the world as a bird of paradise.
There are two bird of paradise monitoring sites that you can visit in the Sausapor forest which is not far from this resort. It only takes 30 minutes by car. Along the way you will feel the atmosphere of a maiden forest which gives its own freshness and serenity.
The location of these birds is in the middle of the forest so you will have to climb the stairs to enter the forest at an altitude between 800-1000 above sea level.
From the top of the stairs, you can see a dense tropical forest. The sound of wild animals and birds chirping could be heard shouted to each other. You can see the attractions of these beautiful birds from five in the morning to ten in the afternoon and three to six in the afternoon.
And along the way into the Sausapor forest, you will hear a variety of sounds from various types of birds. Tambrauw Forest is a paradise for lovers of the beauty of birds of paradise and other types of birds.
LEATHERBACK SEA TURTLE
The sea waters along the Abun area are also designated as a conservation area because they have unique biophysics and high biodiversity. One of the uniqueness is the leatherback turtle nesting area (Dermochelys coriacea) with the largest egg-laying female population in the world.
On the coast of Abun Sausapor is the main nesting site for the leatherback turtle, the largest species of turtle and the largest nesting site for turtles and contributing to the turtle population in the Western Pacific. For the Abun people, this turtle is known as Womom (Omom) and is considered as the Sea God whose preservation must be preserved.
There are two locations for turtle nesting, that is Jamursba Medi (Jeen Yessa) and Warmon (Jeen Syuab). The two beaches are recorded as the largest and longest leatherback turtle nesting sites in Southeast Asia. This turtle nesting habitat stretches along the coast from Werur Village in the Sausapor District to Waiben Village in the Abun District.
In the world, there are 7 species of turtles and 6 of them are found in Indonesia, and 4 species are found on the coast of Jeen Womom, Tambrauw. The types of turtles in Jeen Womom are leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea), olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea), hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata), and green turtles (Chelonia mydas). The leatherback turtle is the largest turtle with a body length of up to 2.75 meters and a weight of 600-900 kilograms. Meanwhile, the smallest is the olive ridley turtle with a weight of approximately 50 kilograms.
It is indicated that this turtle has a migration pattern with its home range to the north and south to reach the feeding area. They migrate to the southwestern part of the Kei Kecil Islands (Banda Sea), Sulu Sea, South China Sea, Southeast Australia and the West Coast of the United States (Monterey, California). Every year around a thousand leatherback turtles visit Abun Beach to lay their eggs. And, you can see the leatherback turtles from April to September.
Authentic, ancient and thriving. The culture of the Tambrauw people’s tribes is very important to study for the spirit and future of earth conservation. Trace the wuon traditional education of the Miyah tribe. They have an ancient education taught from their ancestors about the science of identifying plants, animals, water, soil and rocks, all of which have benefits for the survival of life.
Wuon traditional education is the only traditional school for mountain communities in West Papua. The “wuon” traditional education has shaped the way of life of the people who live in the bird’s head region in the form of a set of knowledge, skills, as well as values and ethics that govern forests, rivers, mountains and seas. With traditions forged from time to time, they celebrate the past while moving toward the future.
Explore and create life experiences with this immersive community. You’ll find out how – track down and learn signs of wildlife, dance to traditional music, visit living museums, watch traditional arts and crafts being made, and hear stories told. However, remember, explore their nature and culture with heart and respect.
Volunteer tourism is one of our resort activities. We accept tourists who want to carry out social activities to help local communities through the educational, social, environmental and economic fields.
Even though transportation access has been opened, the Sausapor area is still included in the interior of West Papua. Because of that, Volunteer tourism can be a cultural exchange activity and transfer of knowledge to the local community and Sausapor children so that they get different insights and experiences from outside Papua.
So, come on, plan your trip. Get inspired and start planning your trip. Explore different regions and add different activities to form one extraordinary journey… Sansapore Pacific Gardens is ready to give you moments that are inspiring, authentic and unforgettable.
HOW TO GET IT?
There are two choices of landing spots that you can do. Domine Eduard Osok Sorong airport and Rendani airport in Manokwari, West Papua.
If you land in Sorong, you can go by land or by sea to the resort. The journey takes about 3 hours by land and two hours by sea from the port of Sorong. If you land at Rendani airport in Manokwari, you can continue using air and land routes. From Rendani you can use a Cessna plane to land at Sausapor airport or use the land route from Manokwari Sausapor.
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Sansapore Pacific Park
Jalan Warfaknik, Sausapor-Kabupaten Tambrauw Papua Barat.