Tanna Adventures - Who Are We ?
Tanna Island is a rugged and unforgiving land that only the best operators and drivers can negotiate with confidence. For the independent traveller, there is no such thing as a hire vehicle, and for that matter no sealed roads or tracks. Tanna is an island of approximately 30,000 people and less than about 400 vehicles.
To get anywhere a tour guide is essential, and sometimes merely reaching a destination is a travel experience in itself, with large voids opening up in roads overnight due to volacnic movement, and tracks turning to mud after heavy rains.
Owner and Top Tour Operator
Esso Kapum is a well known and sought after Tour Guide in Tanna, and there isn't any part of Tanna he doesn't know.
Esso's 4WD driving skill is worthy of the best offroad 4WD drivers, and covers roads and tracks everyday that can surpass the most testing offroad courses.
On top of this he is well known throughout the region, being a former policeman, and speaks most village languages on the island. He goes about his day with humour and entertaining conversation. You will find Esso invaluable on your Tanna Stay.
Owner and Top Hostess
Rachel, Esso's wife will look after you during your stay at Tanna Adventures. Their accommodation at Middlebush in the highlands is truly Rachel's domain, which she looks after with pride.
A focal point of the accommodation is the restaurant, where all the lunches and dinners are prepared by Rachel. Meals are all 'plat du jour' which she prepares with seasonal ingredients, and are a highlight for all guests who stay.
If you need anything during your stay, Rachel will do her best to help you.
Greg & Anne Watt
Friends, and Associates of the Kapum Family
Anne and Greg Watt were first introduced to the Kapum family in the middle of 2010, and quickly became friends with the wider Kapum Family.
Initially providing guidance to Rachel and Esso with there tourism project, Anne and Greg now work along side the family.
A major difficulty on any remote island, is communication with the outside, and being able to source and provide technical expertise and services in all fields, has enabled Tanna Adventures to develop and grow. Anne and Greg provide this link.
Because internet communication is difficult and even mobile phone reception unreliable, your first communication will be with Greg who takes and organizes all the bookings for both accommodation, as well tours such as the Mt Yasur excursions.
This website has been developed by Greg, and his knowledge stems from the extensive trips he and Anne take every couple of months to Tanna Island.
A ongoing development of the accommodation is with the advice and mentoring of Anne, who is affectionately known as 'Muma'.
If you would like to know more about Anne and Greg. and what they are about, you can go to :
Anne and Greg are avid travellers, and try to see and promote 'Real Travel' to "Real Travellers'.
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