Kamaka Lake is located in Lomira village, also known as Kamaka village, in Triton Bay, Kaimana, West Papua province. This lake is about 30 kilometers long, stretching out from Kamaka village to Saria village and it is about 1 kilometer wide. By the local community, this lake is also called Amafata Lake.
This lake is unique as it has an extreme difference between low and high tides for a period of 5 to 8 years. During low tide, the local community usually use the lake land for planting crops. You can find big fresh lobsters here.
No food stall in Kamaka village, only stores selling food supplies.
No shop selling souvenirs here.
No temporary shelter near the lake or Kamaka village.
In addition to its beautiful panorama, you can also see big fresh lobsters in Lake Kamaka. If we are lucky, we can find wild deer. After a long walk, you can also swim in the lake so as to refresh your body.
Since you must walk to the beautiful panorama of Lake Kamaka, you should have a good physical condition. It will take more than one day to travel around this 30 kilometer long lake.
Flight and ship schedules to Kaimana are only on certain days and may change every month. To fly to Kaimana, you can take Wings Air, Trigana Airlines, or Express Air to take you to Utarum airport in Kaimana.
Flight is available from Sorong airport, which will transit in Fak-Fak and then go to Kaimana for about one and a half hours. In addition, the Ciremai ship (from Jakarta) and the Tatamailau ship (from Manado) are available to take you to Kaimana.
From Kaimana, sea transportation is the only way to go to Kamaka village. There is a ship belonging to the local government which makes a stop over in Kamaka but only operates three times a month.
Alternatively, you can take a rented longboat or speedboat to go to Kamaka. From Port Kaimana. It will take about 1.5 to 3 hours. Upon your arrival in Kamaka village, you can walk about 7 kilometers or two hours through forests to reach Lake Kamaka.
For trecking to Lake Kamaka, it is best to bring along your food supplies from Kaimana due to limited supplies available in Kamaka village. Cost for rented longboat or speedboat in West Papua is quite expensive.
Visiting Lake Kamaka in groups will help reduce the expensive transportation costs.