Meet our guides

Talanoa Treks is proud to work with all of our partners and friends in all our 4 communities.

Highlighted here are all our friends and partner who we work alongside to make your expedition happen!

Naga

Meet our partners and guides from Naga village

Naga-Mili

I came from Kadavu. I am married to a man from Naga. I’ve got 3 children – I enjoy cooking – my favourite food is fish and dalo – I am the treasurer of the Naga Tourism Committee and it’s a big headache!!

Naga-Joeli

I married with six kids. My eldest daughter is married. My favourite food is fish with lolo and dalo. I do farming to support my family. My next daughter is not schooling helping her mum at home. The other two are in school. My next daughter in class 7 at current school and my son in class six at Nadrau Primary School. I really like being with Talanoa Trek. I am the secretary of the committee with Talanoa Trek. If you want go hiking you can come with us.

Naga-Mr-Levi

I am a former local boxer in the 1980s-87 Jnr Light Middle of the South Pacific. I am married to a lady from Kadavu and I have 3 children – two boys and one girl. I am a farmer and hope that my children study hard in order to find good jobs so they can look after their family. I am part of the Naga Tourism Committee.

I enjoy working with TT and benefits that provides to the community. TT helps us in different ways of our community life

Nubutatau

Meet our partners and guides from Nubutatau village

Nubutautau-Etuate
Don't be afraid of moving slowly; be afraid of standing still

I live in Nabutautau village. Whenever you visit my village…. maybe I should rephrase that… this is actually my mother’s village. My village is Dawara which is the next big islands in Fiji. But I was brought up here so I called it my village, so when you come to visit, I will be the first person you’ll get to know. I am married with three kids, two girls and a boy. I am also one of the tour guides. For me meeting people is one of my hobbies, along with reading, and listening to music. Sometimes I will try to travel around the world. Someday I will, but at the moment I like listening to stories from another part of the world. So I would like to listen to your story after you have heard mine. Vinaka.

Certificates and Training

Basic First Aid Course; Guide Training; Financial & Business Management; Community Conservation

Interests

Reading Meeting people Listening to music
Nubutautau-Rokovesa

Hi! My name is Rokovesa just call me Roko. Just fortunate to hit the mid century age wise. Have two daughters and a son was surprised to be a grandfather so early.

Its been exciting to be involved with Talanoa Treks meeting peoples from around the globe who enjoys hiking and visit the heart of Fiji where Nabutautau is experience its unique culture and wonderful views.

Love to meet you next time

Vinaka…

Certificates and Training

Basic First Aid; Guide Training Course; Financial and Business Management course

Interests

fishing meeting people farming
Nubutautau-Selita

I’m from Nanoko and I’m married to a man in the village of Nabutautau. My husband’s name is Setariki Tuivuna. I had two children the eldest one is schooling in Ba. She’s in year 9 and she is 14 years old. The second one is still in Primary School. She’s in class 4 at Navatusila District School. She’s 9 yrs old. I’m doing domestic duties and my husband is a farmer. I also works as a Village Health Worker of Nabutautau. My favourite game is volley-ball and net-ball and my favourite dish is fish with lolo and dalo. Thank you!!!

Certificates and Training

Basic First Aid Guide Training Course; Community Health Workers course

Interests

playing volleyball weaving mats helping people
Nubutautau-Elina

My name is Elina, I’m from Korolevu. I’m  married to VILIAME Katololo in Nabutautau. I have two sons. Sailosi is the eldest and he is  deaf . He attends the Gospel School for the Deaf in Suva. He is in class 6 and my second son’s name is Mosese. He is in class 3 and attends Navatusila District school in Nanoko which is about 10 km from Nabutautau. I do domestic duties and my husband is a farmer. Looking ahead to meeting you on your visit to Nabutautau.

Certificates and Training

Basic First Aid

Interests

Cooking Cleaning the house Baking
Nubutautau-Adi-Kaveni

I’m from Nabutautau village. I was married to a man from Savusavu in Vanua Levu and my husband passed away in 2008. I have four children one boy and three girls. They are all married. My favourite food is Dalo and bele with tuna. I like cooking and baking, that’s why I like meeting people and give them the food which I cook and bake by myself. Vinaka.

Certificates and Training

Basic First Aid Guide Training Course; Financial and Business Management course

Interests

Cooking Baking meeting people
Nubutautau-Sulu

I’m from Korolevu. And Iam married to a man in Nabutautau and his name is Rt. Pita Taraicake. I was born in Korolevu and my Father’s name is Jotame Goneva and my mother’s name is Sisilia Silivani and she is from Namoli. My father has passed away. My favourite dish is Cassava and fish (lolo). I am the treasurer of the Nabutautau Tourism Committee.  My hobbies are playing Netball, Volleyball, readings and singing. Thank you…

Certificates and Training

Basic First Aid Guide Training Course;

Interests

playing netball volleyball singing reading

Nabalesere

Meet our partners and guides from Nabalesere village

Nabalesere-Marisela-Vua

I married to Nabalasere village with only one daughter. My favourite dish is dalo and fish (lolo). I like singing and play netball

Nabalesere-Meri-Ranadi

I married to Nabalasere village with 5 kids, 2 girls and 3 boys. 2 kids are in high school the other 3 are still in primary school. My favourite dish is dalo and bele with Tuna. I like reading and sharing with people.

Nabalesere-Varaone

I’m 45 years old. I’m married to a lady from Nadrau name Eleni Tinai, had three children, the eldest is in class five name Joe, the second eldest name Milika she’s five years old and the youngest is Kaveni he’s one years old. I love meeting people especially the tourist that visiting the waterfall, I always try my best that no one was hurt. I love cassava with lolo fish.

Navai

Meet our partners and guides from Navai village

Navai-Meli

I have a keen interest in the Great Outdoors. Currently I am working with Talanoa Treks to guide people on walks up Mount Victoria(Fijis highest mountain) and also guide bird lovers on birdwatching trips.

I am also one of the few volunteers that works with NatureFiji -MareqetiViti (Fijis only Conservation Organisation) since its establishment in 2007 and still active uptill to date.I count my hobbies as Meeting new people,Hiking,Birdwatching,Socialising and Watching Movies