What to expect at the bat cave Lombok
Depending on the cave you choose to go, you can expect it to be very humid and smelly, so be prepared! At both caves there is a bamboo ladder leading you down into the cave. There you will see the impressive underground cave and you can hear and smell the bats.
When the sun is at its peak, the guide will burn old twigs and coconuts to enhance the intensity of the light rays with the smoke. This makes the light rays appear even stronger which is perfect if you want to take a special photo.
The humidity inside the cave is insane though. The thick clouds of smoke in the air make it hard to breathe and see. It’s definitely not a spot to spend hours at, although for the short time in the cave, it’s definitely worth the struggle!
The biggest difference between the two Lombok caves we’ve been to, was the size of the cave and potential perfect photo spot. We found the smaller bat cave with the wooden sign a much better place to take the pictures we had in mind than in Gua Sumur.