We hired a car and guide from Donggala to visit Lore Lindu. We stayed in Kamarora (homestay) at about 1000m above sea level (eastern side of the National Park).
The guide took us through a river gorge that starts in Kamarora up into the park. Steep high walls of more than 50m high with a lot of orchids and interesting geology. It feels like you're the first visitor! A real Indiana Jones experience. Not for beginners, but not too difficult. We saw a lot of big butterflies and our guide explains us about the vegetation. Hornbills also live there, but we didn't see one. It's very difficult to decide to go back, because it's so tempting to look behind the next corner!
At the homestay they offer us (very good) palm wine. The food is quite basic, but our non English speaking hosts are very friendly.
Next day we take the (bad and quiet) road from Kamarora through the mountains (spectacular views, alpine vegetation, we saw monkeys and snakes from the car) to Wuasa (beautiful open plateau on 1000m altitude with prairie, monoliths, pine forests), Watutau (more monoliths) and finally to Tentena. A long drive but worth it. We saw no other tourists.
We saw only a slice of Lore Lindu, but we can recommend it!
Our guide was enthousiastic, his English is good. His name is Junaido Kariso (email@example.com, +62 853 9910 5113).
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