Located 45km northwest of Waikabubak, this once sleepy market town has become West Sumba's main transport hub – it's booming and the name of the airport, Tambolaka, has been transferred to the rest of town, including in tourism brochures and other government literature. We've followed suit, even if many locals still refer to it as Waitabula. While still in the early stages of growth, Tambolaka is easily accessible from Bali, and is the gateway to the island's sensational western half.
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