Kalamba Village in East Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province


Indonesia is known for its beautiful beaches, without a doubt. However, it also becomes the home of interesting villages for tourists to visit including Kalamba. This one is located in Haharu Sub-District and belongs to East Sumba Regency. In terms of name, it means a place located in the midst of a cauldron. Aside from the unique landscape, the village also offers numerous natural attractions for tourists to enjoy including waterfalls and hills. That means visitors can enjoy various fun activities like trekking, photography, and relaxation. Do not forget that the village also owns a distinct culture for tourists to learn.

The Nuance
As mentioned before, the village is named after an object called cauldron. Why is that? It is because the site is located in the midst of hills, which is similar to a pan. No wonder, tourists may find lots of green hills there (which are suitable for trekking and natural exploration). Have no worries. Even though the village is surrounded by hills, it has an easy and comfortable accessibility. Even many types of vehicles are able to access the location without hassles. During the trip, tourists may see beautiful panorama including savannas and serene hills as well. If they come in rainy season, the landscape looks green and fertile. On the other hand, it looks yellowish during the hot season.

Exploring Kalamba Village
The most recognizable allure of Kalamba Village is definitely its waterfall. That means those who visit the village should drop by in the waterfall. The only consideration is related to the route, as it is considered challenging and difficult. In this case, tourists can take advantage of a local guide who can show both direction and tips in order to get to the waterfall efficiently. So, make sure to prepare some money to pay the service.

The next allure of Kalamba Village is the presence of green hills that surround the site. That means tourists have the chance to conduct trekking and get to the top of the hill later. The purpose is to watch the more beautiful scenery from up there. Here is the thing. The activity can be tiring for everyone regardless of the experience. Thus, it is recommended to carry enough supplies especially bottled water.

Another recommended thing to do in Kalamba Village is to get close to villagers. It is true the majority of people who live in the village belong to Sumba Tribe. No wonder, tourists may find traditional houses and several unique ornaments made of animal bones there. Don’t forget to join local ceremonies too! In this case, make sure to come at the right time (when the events are held).

Nearby Attractions

  • Tanggedu / Kalamba Waterfall
  • Puru Kambera Savanna
  • Puru Kambera Beach

How to Get There
From Kupang City, tourists only need to take an airplane at El Tari International Airport and head to Umbu Mehang Kunda Airport. Have no worries. This flight only takes 30 minutes, so it is going to be comfortable and fast. Once arriving at Waingapu City, they can take any local transportation service and reach Kalamba Village directly. The distance is 56.3 km, so this trip may take about 1 hour and 45 minutes. It can even be faster if they take Adi Sucipto Street.

Where to Stay

  • Amidala Villa


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