Rote island (Ba'a) can be reached within two hours with the daily inter-island fast ferry from Kupang on West Timor. From Ba'a it is another two hours by public transport to Nemberala village.
A passenger ferry operates daily between Kupang and Pantai Baru, a small mangrove fringed bay on the northwestern side of Roti. A motor boat also travels twice a week between Pepela and the village of Namosain in Kupang. The trip takes around six hours depending on the weather conditions.