I made this statistic about reactions of people when I mention Kiribati:
95% - have never heard about it and they don't want to know about it
4% - have never heard about it but they are curious to find out more
1% - know the country but they haven't been there
A consequence of this fact is that it's nearly impossible to find up-to-date information in the web. It's a pity because Kiribati is a difficult country to visit, but having some basic knowledge would really help organizing the trip…
The flight from Majuro (Marshall Islands) to Tarawa is operated by Our Airline nowadays. It is pretty cheap for flights in the Pacific at 172 AUD one way with their lowest fare this time around. They fly only every two weeks though.
There are no taxis, so when arriving at the airport have a hotel pick you up or hitch a ride. Public transport is by minibuses, which are often full when they pass. I had to wait a while or walk a few times.The road in South Tarawa from Betio to Butio is in…
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mark and stefy
We are thinking of heading to Kiritimati Island in March for a surf trip. Any suggestions? One problem I am facing is organising flights as I know that the flights are once a week but seems to be different ideas of which days they fly in and out. We would be looking at getting there from Australia via Nadi.
Is March an ok time to go and what has been the experience of other travellers who have been there?
I need to find some traditional villages in Kiribati and/or the outer islands.
I'm currently contacting a few people in Kiribati through email, and one person recommended we go to a village in Abemama (maybe the one on Abatiku).
The profile of a traditional village that I'm looking for is one in which the villagers maintain a largely traditional way of life on a day-to-day basis. In particular, I'm looking for one that has unique customs regarding pregnancy, childbirth, child-rearing,…
A reminder that the South Pacific isn't always "Paradise" for locals...
Southern Kiribati in particular, with its dry and hot climate and infertile soil, has long had a history of food shortages, so bad that in the centuries past many locals have willingly boarded ships of blackbirders just to be able to get food.
Others ended up migrating to the Solomons - poor and undeveloped as it might be, it's a veritable paradise of large…
I'll be in Kiribati next July/August for 6 days. I'd like to go to the northern part of the atoll.
Does anyone have info about boat transfers to the north (frequency, price, etc)? I've read it depends on the tide, and I'd like to know if it's always possible (if one waits for the right tide). And accommodation (prices) - north and Tarawa? I've been quoted 50 Aust. dollars and I'm curious to know if there are cheaper options. It can be as basic as basic gets. I can handle the 50 AUD…
We were somewhat concerned about being on Tarawa over Easter, but those concerns were unfounded.
In fact there was lots of traditional dance and singing competitions that we were very privileged to witness.
We stayed at Marys Motel, did Mollies tour of the WW2 sites in Betio and attended the ANZAC dawn service followed by breakfast at the Australian High Commissioner's residence.
We also walked north a couple of hours to Broken Bridge for a snorkel collected some wonderful local crafts, spent a few…