second national park)
park is located on the Johor - Pahang border.
National Park, which is made up of the pristine Tropical Rainforest of Endau
is the second largest national park in the Peninsula Malaysia covering and
area of 48,905 hectares. The park's name comes from the Endau and Rompin
rivers that flow through the park. Rock formations date back to 248 million years characterize
the many steep vertical falls down the plateaus and faults,
steep-sided cliffs and deep gorges. The tropical rainforest of Endau which is
mostly hilly with some prominent sandstone plateau is the watershed of
several rivers including the Sungai Endau, Sungai Selai and Sungai Jasin.
well as the numerous cascades on every stream, the three main rivers of
Endau-Rompin national park each have their awe m
agnificent waterfall. Undoubtedly the jewel of the park is the awe inspiring
Buaya Sangkut waterfall on the Jasin river. (The Orang Asli believes that
whoever wash their eyes of Buaya Sangkut will never go blind). These 40
meters wide and 120 meters high fall are the reward of hours of trekking, and challenging climb to
the top reveals breathtaking views over the canopy of the surrounding
Botanists have found many new species of flora and fauna along the stream
and on the nearby hills in Endau-Rompin park. The most spectaculars of the
discoveries was the fan palm. So characteristic of the ridge and hill top
named Livistonia Endauensis dominating the forest on the plateau of the
Gunung Janing Barat. There's still lie within our rainforest numerous hidden
treasures waiting to be discovered. Take the challenge, experience nature at
its best, and delve into mysteries that await you.
in the tropical rainforest is very difficult because of the thick
vegetation and secretive animals. Recent scientific studies have show
Endau-Rompin to be the home to the largest population of the endangered
Sumatran Rhinoceros. It's also possible that you can observe deer, gaur,
black leopards, tigers, tapirs and elephants.
For bird watcher, Endau-Rompin is home to over 250
species of birds ranging from the ridiculously small refocus peculate (the
smallest woodpecker about a size of a man's thumb) to the eagles and the
Orang Asli (the indigenous people) here are from the Jakun tribes, the
natives of the jungle which is now settled down at Kampung Peta. They are
good trackers, and have lived long enough in the wilds to recognize the
smell, sound tracks and signs on the earth surface and its surrounding.
Their skills enable them to trace food, daily necessities, stay out of
danger and even to the immediate surroundings for green medicine to combat
ailments and poisonous snake bites.
It is best to contact your
travel agent for guided tours of Endau-Rompin, as the area is largely
underdeveloped and infrastructure is minimal. Entry permits are a must and
visitors will have to provide two passport sized photographs and a photocopy
of their identity card or passport. Endau-Rompin is accessible by road from
Kuala Lumpur and Singapore but it is advisable to use 4WD. It takes 5 hours from KL.
Your travel agent will be able to provide further details as to the
itinerary of your tour. The tour will typically include all meals,
accommodation, and transport to and from Endau-Rompin, as well as transport
within the park.
two entry points to the park, Kampung Peta and Nitar. The former is located
56km from Pahang The visitor would have to traverse through rubber and oil
palm plantations, as well as dense jungle along dirt tracks to the base
camp. From Nitar, a Felda Plantation scheme, the park can be reached after
an 8 hour boat ride along the Endau River. Kampung Peta is the most remote
Orang Asli settlement in Johor.