Seganing Waterfall Nusa Penida Guide
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What is the beautiful Seganing falls?
Hello there guys! Today we will be discussing one of the best locations that you may visit in 2020 and it is located in Nusa Penida, Indonesia. It’s a beautiful natural waterfall in Nusa Penida and it is considered to be one of the best places in the world that you can visit. For those of you who don’t know this yet, it’s best to keep in mind that it has a nickname that is famously known by the local people there and its nickname is Sebuluh Waterfall. It’s highly recommended for you to know this because just in case you got lost and don’t know which way to go, you could ask for some help from the local people there and if you don’t use the correct nickname of the place that you want to go to, then even the locals won’t be able to help you.
This means that you have to locate this place on your own and that is the reason why it’s highly recommended for you to equip yourself with some information about the waterfall before you visit it. The thing that makes this Nusa Penida activity so attractive is that it has an extremely natural atmosphere with the water from the river that is flowing straight to the sea as well as some brownish-yellow rocks. It felt like being in a dream world and the smell of the fresh air near the waterfall is just so refreshing. It is indeed a good place to forget all your problems in life.
The Challenges and what to expect
Apart from enjoying the beauty of nature near the Seganing Waterfall, there are also some challenges that you may want to face in Seganing Falls. When you make your way down to the waterfall, you will be able to enjoy the extreme water waves of the river and the crystal clear waterfall while swimming in there for as long as you want to. However, if you are having some health problems or are not physically fit then you may still be able to enjoy the scenery of the falls from a set of distance.
However, it is highly recommended that you swim in the waterfall if you are healthy and do not have any health issues so that you will be able to experience the lovely and refreshing water.
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A Quick bit of History
The waterfall used to be the place where people would come to have their daily water supply. It used to be the main source of water for the people that are living somewhere near there. However, currently, people would use the Seganing Waterfall as a fishing spot as well as the place for recreational activities such as camping and swimming. Apart from that, the local people there also would come to this Waterfall to take some water for their particular religious ceremony.
The location of the Seganing Waterfall
Seganing Waterfall is located in Banjar Sebuluh which is located somewhere near the Bunga Mekar Village in the Nusa Penida District. This beautiful tourist place can be found somewhere in the west part of the Nusa Penida Island which can be found right below the cliff that is facing the open sea. There is a lot of people who would not expect to have such an amazing waterfall somewhere here as Banjar Sebuluh is known by many to be a dry area.
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How to get to Seganing Waterfall?
Be warned that the path that you are about to face through is going to be a tough one. The path can be considered to be quite extreme and challenging as the slope is close to 90 degrees however you will soon realize that it’s all going to be worth it as the gorgeous views of the ocean await your arrival down there. Starting from the asphalt road, you should consider leaving your vehicle behind and walk down through the cliff for approximately 300 meters.
There will be a cliff that has some wooden fence and stairs which was made by the local people there and you’re going to have to walk through there. On top of that, you will also have to crawl in near the side of the cliff while the sea waves that hit the cliff cause a shake that will make you feel like you want to fall on the ground. You will have to go through this field for about half an hour. The woods near the cliff will be strong enough to support you however you will still need to walk with caution when you are going down the cliff as it is very steep.
When you finally reach the top of the cliff, you will also be able to see the Gunung Cemeng Temple near the north part of the cliff. An ideal time to visit this place is during the dry season. This is because, during a rainy season, the path which leads to the falls will be much more slippery which increases the risk of slipping through the cliff so that is the reason why it is highly recommended for you to visit the Seganing Waterfall during a dry season.
Here is the Google map of the location:
Where to stay on Nusa Penida island?
Okay so I have hand-picked some of the best places to stay on Nusa Penida for you. This includes both budget and luxurious places to stay;
- By far the coolest place you stay is the Nusa Penida treehouse on this amazing island. This epic treehouse near Atuh beach has one of the best sunsets in Nusa Penida and Bali.
- La Roja Bungalows – The Nusa Penida Bungalows are fairly new built. You will find a really cool atmosphere here and everyone is very friendly. This accomodation on Nusa Penida is quite basic but this is all you need when you’re on a backpacking adventure. The rooms are clean, have plenty of plug sockets to charge your laptops and phoned etc. You will be pleased to know there is decent WiFi, and a comfortable bed with a decent water pressure shower. Breakfast is the usual toast/fruit/eggs choices but what was served to us was nice and was more than enough to start the day. There’s drinks available at a reasonable price in the evening and some decent restaurants on the road for you to checkout. Overall this is a great place to stay for backpackers on Nusa Penida.
- Penida Bay Village – This top places to stay is located near the Crystal Bay beach and Gamat Bay. You will also find it easy to get to Kelingking beach from here. There is also a restaurant here for you to enjoy, also dry cleaning is offered. There is WiFi, good showers, free toiletries (backpackers essentials) and free water. This accommodation is in a perfect location.
Exploring this top point of interest on Nusa Penida
There is absolutely no doubt that there is a lot of things which you need to explore once you get there. My advice to people who are planning their trip to go to the Seganing Waterfall is that bring your high-quality cameras along with you because there are so many beautiful landscapes that you need to take pictures of. You will have the chance to do some nature exploration but of course, for the sake of your safety, it’s highly recommended that you have local people traveling together with you which can guide you through the path which leads to the waterfall. The possibilities of exploring the waterfall are endless and in some cases, you will also get the chance to reach the top part of the waterfall.
The things that you will need are excellent stamina as well as suitable footwear for some waterfall adventure. However, you should always bear in mind that safety comes first before anything else and therefore you should always be careful when you are walking through the cliff as the chance of slipping through the cliffs is high.
Other nearby attractions which are highly recommended for you to visit
- Nusa Batupahet
- Nusa Banah
- Tembeling Resort and Beach
- Gunung Cemeng Temple