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Explore the Stunning Beauty of Tanarara Hill in 2023

Explore the Stunning Beauty of Tanarara Hill in 2023

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East Nusa Tenggara still has natural scenery, especially if you visit in East Sumba Regency. There are many exotic tourist attractions that will surprise you. The East Sumba region is a vast expanse of bare, tree-covered land commonly referred to as the savannah. Many animals scour the area for food. Visit the Tanarara Hill, and you will find a place of enchanting savannah.

Tanarara Hill attracts many tourists who want to enjoy and photograph the beauty of the hills and beautiful savannah. Tanarara means red earth, maybe because the ground around the hill is red earth or clay.

Location and Ways to Get There

Tanarara Hill is located in Matawai La Pawu, Katiku Luku, East Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province.

Traveling to East Sumba Island Regency is approximately 19 km long. From Waingapu, the journey takes approximately 1 hour. You can also access Tanarara Hill using the Google Maps application.

You will experience travelling through the very beautiful Savannah region. The roads are smooth, and there are no major obstacles. The more you drive, the more beautiful scenery spreads out in front of you, creating an extraordinary space. Occasionally, you may come across large herds of animals crossing your path.

Hours of Operation and Facilites

Tanarara Hill is an accessible area 24/7, so you can enjoy the beauty of the hill 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The hill can be visited in the morning and evening. On weekends, this tourist destination is always crowded with tourists from all over the world. As the hill is a very large public area, there are no special ticket criteria to visit, and it is free.

The existing facilities are not very complete, with only basic roadside stands.

Charm of Tanarara Hill

The charm that Tanarara Hill is trying to convey is as follows:

1. Breathtaking Expanses of Savanna

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Fig. 1. Savana of Tanarara Hill

The beauty of the savanna of Sumba. Along the way, the vast savannah spreads out, and at first glance, it feels like you are in the Green Canyon area of the United States. The difference is that the Green Canyon area is always the same color, while the Tanarara Hills color changes with the seasons. During the rainy season, the savannah and hills turn green with lots of grass and weeds, but during the dry season, the color turns brown.

2. The Stunning Beauty of the Hills

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Fig. 2. The beautiful landscape of Tanarara Hill

Sumba has so many hills that it is called the ‘Land of 1000 Hills’. The hills are very beautiful and impress the viewer. Staying in the Tanarara Hills area allows you to observe how the hills collide and form a very beautiful whole.

3. Enjoy the Magic of the Sun

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Fig. 3 Enjoying beautiful sunset

Due to the high altitude, you can see the process of the sun setting and rising with your own eyes. You need to come early in the day to see the beautiful sunrise from behind the hills. The beauty of nature in the afternoon is just as amazing when you see how bright nature turns orange and then goes completely dark.

4. Spot Photos

For photography enthusiasts, the hill region is just like home. Because there are so many great photo spots that you don’t want to miss. In fact, nature is the perfect backdrop for any photo, and the beauty around the hill in particular is truly astonishing.

Travel Tips

Here are some travel tips for those who want to visit the hill:

  1. If you want to see lush green hills and savannah, come during the rainy season.
  2. Please bring enough food and drink while at Tanarara Hill.
  3. The hill is away from public areas, so please be aware of the condition of your vehicle.
  4. If you visit during the day, be prepared for very hot weather.
  5. Always pay attention to the beauty and cleanliness of the Tanarara Hill grounds.
  6. Avoid actions that may harm yourself or others.
  7. Prepare your device to capture the beauty of the Tanarara Hills.


Tanarara Hill is one of Sumba’s many hills, and its beauty is truly breathtaking. You’ll never get tired of looking at those eyes. The perfect place to enjoy the wonders of the hand of God and take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city Come visit us and see for yourself how the Tanarara Hills will enchant you!

If you want, you can take open trip or private trip of Waturanda Trip to Tanarara Hill. There is promo for the trip. You will get many facilities from us which is very unfortunate if missed.

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