Bali Adventures: Seganing Waterfall and Giant Mantas in Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida, one of the three small islands next to Bali, is where I took this stunning pictures. It seems to be so far away from Kutas crowded touristy beaches, an island on which nature, as well as its residents, still appear to be in balance.

Nusa Penida - Bali

Nusa Penida - Bali

The path to Seganing Waterfall is only accessible after an exhausting scooter ride on hilarious roads straight through the jungle. The trek starts on top of a cliff and ends, well it finishes at sea level…

Nusa Penida - Bali

Nusa Penida - Bali

But if there is one thing I’ve learned while exploring the world– it would be that you’ll only find the most impressive and remote places after a challenging climb! So we started descending and reached this holy spring at the base of a 200 meters high cliff wall. Locals once built bamboo fences along the cliff which allowed them to reach it and their beautiful temple which is also located at the base. At first it was hard to fully trust in those bridges made of wood but after some steep steps, I very much accepted them as a reliable help. During the whole climb, we could observe giant mantas playing with each other in the waters underneath us.

Nusa Penida - Bali

Nusa Penida - Bali

It truly is a magical place down there. On the left the apparently never-ending ocean. In front of us huge mantas playing with each other in the shallow sea and on the right-hand site a stunning temple which lays far away on top of another cliff.

As always if there is a way down there is a way up, which was challenging but once on top friendly locals welcomed us with a huge smile. While enjoying a coconut and some snacks they taught us some basic bahasa indonesia and showed us their self-made barbells. Amazing people, amazing view, amazing place!

Nusa Penida - Bali

Nusa Penida - Bali

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