Activities in Malaita Province
Ready for a culture shock? Consider visiting the traditional 'bush' Kwaio, who live in eastern-central Malaita's mountainous interior. This area is very seldom visited by Westerners and the 1000 Kwaio people who live in the mountains near Atoifi and Sinalanggu have rejected the modern world in favour of the traditional life and religion of their ancestors.
These Kwaio, as opposed to the Christian 'coastal' Kwaio, believe the ancestral spirits are omnipresent, and they practise magic and sorcery. Unmarried girls and women go naked and smoke pipes, while married women wear minute T-pieces. This is not your average 'cultural experience'; you do have to come prepared to avoid…
For the fit and the adventurous, various customised trekking options in northern Malaita can be arranged through Makario Tagini who works as lawyer in Honiara.