On your arrival at Namuamua your host Ema, who speaks excellent English, will take you to the community hall where you will be the guests of honour at a traditional "sevu sevu" welcoming ceremony. We suggest homestay guests to Namuamua get one kilo of kava (costing about F$20 to F$30) before arrival. The market alongside your water taxi pick up point at Navua Town sells kava. This kava is presented to the village Chief at the sevu sevu - the Chief then gives you the "keys" to the village. In effect you have the Chief's blessing and have the honour of becoming a member of the village during your unique Fiji holidays!
After you have finished the sevu sevu Ema, who speaks excellent English, will take you around the village of Namuamua and introduce you to villagers, show you the school, the community hall and the village green.
Ema's tour will take you to the amazing Wainuta waterfall - about 15 minutes walk from the village.
Time: about one hour.
The tracking tour takes you through the river banks to the remote village of Namando Gorge. You will then be shown how to catch fresh prawns.
The adventure concludes with a ride back to Namuamua on a traditional bili bili - a boat made up of bamboo lengths strung together.
Time: 3 hour round trip.
Cost: F$30 per person
Image right: the Fijian bili-bili made from bamboo - sturdier than it looks
Day four and day five of the trek are based at Namuamua.
Costs as per above link.
For guests spending three or more nights at Namuamua
there will be a special late night dance with kava and the villages famous
Open until late!
Video right: the beautiful harmonising of the village choir and birds...
Spend a day in a Fijian Classroom
Namuamua boasts a large school and would be delighted to have qualified teachers or teachers in training to join the class for the day.
Other activities include horse riding, catching freshwater prawns with a net and traditional mat making.