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.