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THE MA­JES­TIC FALL AT NABALASERE

Story and Pho­tos by MELA KATONIVUALIKU

TRAV­EL­LING up the King’s Road to Nalawa, there is a left­turn in­land of an un­sealed road, which leads us to the vil­lage of Nabalasere. This vil­lage and its peo­ple are keep­ers of the Nabalasere Wa­ter­fall, which was of­fi­cially opened by the Min­is­ter of Forestry Mr Osea Naiqamu last month. The short and sour (I wouldn’t la­bel it sweet) hike up to the wa­ter­fall re­quired some level of fit­ness that I was not pre­pared for. When I thought the up­hill climb was over, out ap­peared an­other hill and my knees were be­gin­ning to shake at one stage. I was not go­ing to give up de­spite wear­ing my sulu jaba as I wanted to wit­ness for my­self the beauty of­fered by the stun­ning moun­tains and thick beau­ti­ful green veg­e­ta­tion. The hike was worth it in the end as I got to swim (yes in my sulu and jaba) and bask in the glo­ri­ous sight of­fered by na­ture’s best.

The beau­ti­ful sight of­fered by na­ture’s best at Nabalasere Vil­lage.

Vil­lagers wit­ness the open­ing of the Nabalasere Eco-Tourism For­est Park.

Min­is­ter For Forests Mr Osea Naiqamu (mid­dle) and his min­istry staff take a dip at the Nabalasere Wa­ter­fall.

Min­istry of Forests staff Ilikena Toma takes a leap into one of the smaller pools at Nabalasere Wa­ter­fall.

The breath­tak­ing wa­ter­fall at Nabalasere Vil­lage

The smil­ing faces of the women of Nabalasere who were guid­ing us on the 40-minute hike up to the wa­ter­fall.

maiLife magazine team Ros­alie and Mela along with their guide en­joy them­selves at the wa­ter­fall.

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