Small Nambas Tour at Rano Nemi Gortien Ser Culture
The Small Nambas Tour at Rano will transport you into another world as your guide talks you through this tribes rituals of daily life and living custom culture. Marvel at the hypnotizing beat of the tam-tams, the colour, and energy of the men and women's dances. Organised by one of the last Small Nambas custom schools, this tour is a unique opportunity to discover the fascinating culture and traditions of the Nemi Gortien Ser (Spirit of Unity) people. Chief Amedee is the guardian of this custom which continues to be passed on down through the generations. The whole village is involved in this tour with the opportunity for visitors to try out various activities including preparing traditional food , weaving and sand drawing.
Fitness Rating: Easy
Typical tour programme
Tours operate at 10 am every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, bookings essential – other days by request only. Tour duration, is a little more than two hours.
Welcoming ceremony and presentation of salu-salu to you, the honoured guests
Men’s Wind Dance, a tale of sea journeys, killing and retribution
Women’s Flower Dance, performed during the time of preparation for the Namagi
Men’s Dance, giving thanks & honour to a dead chief
Traditional food preparation and cooking
Making fire in the ancient way
Making food bowls, toys, baskets, mats and thatched roofing
Sand drawing - discover the meaning of the gecko, and much more.
Tasting traditional food and refreshments
Calling of spirits into the nalnal (war club)
Combined Men’s and Women’s Dance, offering best wishes to the new chief
Join in the public dance and be caught up in the rhythm and excitement
Farewell and photo opportunities
Transfer back to your bungalow
Price: 5,000 VT per person (min 2) Solo: 7500 VT Transfers arranged - we will quote a price specific to your location.