Small Nambas Tour at Rano Nemi Gortien Ser Culture
The Small Nambas Tour at Rano will transport you back to a life you cannot imagine. You will discover what really matters - surviving in the bush, enjoying the bounty of nature, and living happily in a community with dancing and singing. You will marvel at the hypnotizing beat of the tam-tams, and the colour, movement, energy and life of the dancers. You will discover the dances of the Namagi, a major ceremony of village life. 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 the custom of his people and organizes the elders to teach the knowledge of the ancestors to a group of more than 20.
Typical tour programme
Tours operate at 10 am every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, bookings essential – other days by request only. Tour duration, excluding transfers, is a little more than two hours.
Pick-up at the airport (45 min by 4 x 4) or your bungalow and transfer to Small Nambas territory
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 and honour to the 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 with the Small Nambas
Transfer back to your bungalow
Tour entrance fee per person (2 people minimum) - 5,000 Vt Transfers arranged - we will quote a price specific to your location