Domoika Hike, Waterfall and Rock Climbing Adventures was formally launched on Saturday with the purpose to alter the tradition in Namosi from mining and hydro to doubtlessly offering the marketplace for sustainable eco-tourism.
Waivaka villager Matelita Katamotu mentioned the idea began with the thought to have a communally-owned sustainable eco-tourism product in the marketplace.
“This undertaking was launched to assist the village, mataqali and youths earn an revenue whereas advocating the necessity to protect the lands and its pure inhabitants,” she mentioned.
“The enterprise is communally owned and will likely be operated by the mataqali Nadakunibure who’re the landowners and presents day packages to native and abroad visitors.
“I believed to carry up an idea to run a enterprise that was sustainable and eco-friendly and everybody would share the advantages from it.
“To this point we’ve got had just a few folks hoping to come back for the hikes and as soon as we’ve got finalised all the mandatory procedures we’ll open up the doorways for guests to come back and luxuriate in a chunk of Namosi’s stunning surroundings.”
She says direct beneficiaries of this initiative could be the long run generations of the communally-owned undertaking, the folks, the village and the church.
“Inside 16 days of making an attempt to arrange this undertaking, the mataqali managed to host 16 native visitors, two worldwide visitors from Dubai and in addition made it to tourism Fiji’s Instagram web page by means of considered one of our visitors’ web page. This initiative is to create an area for the mataqali youths to fund tasks for the village akin to fixing our bridge.”
An hour’s drive from Nabukavesi to Waivaka Village, the journey will embody three packages — Domoika eco-challenge, Wainanbi mountaineering adventures and Waivaka newbies hike.
These packages will embody mountaineering, lengthy jungle hikes, waterfall swimming and website seeing, ota selecting, bilibili rides, genuine conventional natural Fijian delicacies and luxuriate in infinite kava till you come.
The undertaking goals to empower folks at grassroots degree, usher in sustainable developments on the village degree, and create employment for teens, ladies and men whereas additionally contributing to the scholarship belief fund of the mataqali in Waivaka Village.
Opposition MP Lenora Qereqeretabua was the chief visitor on the launch.