Sumba the island with distinctive natural and cultural highlights like unique woven fabrics, traditional villages, megalithic tombs, beautiful beaches, and the country’s vastest savanna landscape. Sumba Manupeu Tanah Daru and Laiwangi Wanggameti national parks, is a home to various endemic butterflies and birds, the highest waterfall in East Nusa Tenggara, unique traditional costumes and preserved system of kingship — all of which contribute to the nation’s international repute.
on the island of Sumba are two airports, one in East Sumba and the other in Southwest Sumba. the airport is East Sumba is Umbu Mehang Kunda. It was previously known as Mau Hau and is located in the town of Waingapu. The airport in Southwest Sumba is called Tambolaka
To Sumba Island by Flight just from Bali
Bali to Tambolaka Southwest Sumba
Wings Air 10.25 – 11.45 IDR 1.100.000
NAM AIR 14.10 – 15.10 IDR 1.000.000
Bali to Waingapu Airport / Umbu Mehang Kunda
Wings Air 09.50 – 11.20 IDR 1.150.000
Traveling in Sumba via Land
Sumba Island consists of 4 regencies, SouthWest Sumba, West Sumba, Central Sumba and East Sumba, its capitals being Tambolaka, Waikabubak, Waibakul and Waingapu respectively. so from Tambolaka Airport West Sumba to Waingapu airport East Sumba by Car approximately 4 hours
Rent motorbikes in East Sumba, rent cars in West Sumba
Upon arrival, those who want to explore the island on a motorbike can find rentals in the east or in Waingapu. While in West Sumba, it is advisable to rent a car.
Motorcycle rental costs around Rp 100,000 (US$7.26) per day, while renting a car costs approximately Rp 850,000 – Rp. 1.000.000 per day, which includes a driver and gas.
Beware of network constraints
The main obstacle travelers may face when visiting Sumba is the cellular network. There only one provider that can pick up the signal ( TELKOMSEL ) adding that it was also the only in the city area.