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Tai Bwo Wannai is a quiet, members-only jungle town located south of Brimhaven, on the island of Karamja; run by the local natives. It is a popular place to craft nature runes, a central location for many key quests, and sports quite a unique mini-game. Beware: if you have a low combat level, watch out - many of the creatures in, and around this town are aggressive and even poisonous. This area is not for the faint at heart!

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NPC's and Shops

  • Fanellaman: Retired Fisherman
  • Gabooty: Runs the Tai Bwo Wannai Cooperative Shop and Drinky Store
  • Jagbakoba: Jungle Hunter
  • Jiminua: Runs the General Shop
  • Karaday: Fisherman, son of Safta Doc
  • Layleen: Daughter of Sharimika and Mamma Bufetta
  • Mamma Bufetta: Gives explanation on roasting spiders
  • Murcaily: Runs the Mahogany grove; Starts the mini-game
  • Rionasta: Sends items to your bank account for 10 trading sticks an item (including stackable)
  • Safta Doc: Runs the anvils and makes machetes for a price and materials
  • Sharimika: Explains jungle slashing
  • Lubufu: Used in finding Tiadeche in the Tai Bwo Wannai Trio quest.
  • Tamayu: Son of Timfraku, needed in Tai Bwo Wannai Trio quest.
  • Tiadeche: Son of Timfraku, needed in Tai Bwo Wannai Trio quest.
  • Timfraku: Chief of the Tai Bwo Wannai village. Talk to him to start the Tai Bwo Wannai Trio quest.
  • Tinsay: Son of Timfraku, needed in Tai Bwo Wannai Trio quest.
  • Tool Leprechaun: Stores your farming tools
  • Trufitus: Speak to Trufitus to start the Jungle Potion quest.
  • Broodoo Victim (Level-60)
  • Bush Snake (Level-35)
  • Chicken (Level-1)
  • Jogre (Level-53)
  • Jungle Spider (Level-44)
  • Large Mosquito (Level-13)
  • Monkey (Level-3)
  • Mosquito Swarm (Level-20)
  • Snake (Level-5)
  • Tribesman (Level-32)


Jiminua's Jungle Store
Talk to: Jiminua
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Jiminua's Jungle Store
  • Tinderbox: 1gp
  • Candle: 4gp
  • Torch: 6gp
  • Pot: 1gp
  • Rope: 27gp
  • Leather body: 31gp
  • Leather gloves: 9gp
  • Leather boots: 9gp
  • Cooked meat: 6gp
  • Bread: 18gp
  • Vial: 3gp
  • Vial of water: 3gp
  • Pestle and mortar: 6gp
  • Antipoison(3): 432gp
  • Papyrus: 15gp
  • Charcoal: 67gp
  • Knife: 9gp
  • Hammer: 1gp
  • Machete: 60gp
  • Chisel: 1gp
  • Spade: 4gp
  • Bronze axe: 24gp
  • Iron axe: 84gp
  • Bronze bar: 12gp

Gabooty's Tai Bwo Wannai Cooperative.
Talk to: Gabooty
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Gabooty's Tai Bwo Wannai Cooperative
  • Tribal top (4 colors): 360 trade sticks
  • Villager robe (4 colors): 300 trade sticks
  • Villager hat (4 colors): 240 trade sticks
  • Villager sandals (4 colors): 120 trade sticks
  • Villager armband (4 colors): 180 trade sticks
  • Opal machete: 600 trade sticks
  • Jade machete: 1200 trade sticks
  • Red topaz machete: 2400 trade sticks
  • Uncut opal: 24 trade sticks
  • Uncut jade: 36 trade sticks
  • Uncut red topaz: 48 Trade sticks
  • Opal: 120 trade sticks
  • Jade: 180 trade sticks
  • Red topaz: 240 trade sticks
  • Gout tuber: 240 trade sticks

Gabooty's Tai Bwo Wannai Drinky Store
Talk to: Gabooty
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Gabooty's Tai Bwo Wannai Drinky Store
  • Fruit blast: 30 trade sticks
  • Drunk dragon: 30 trade sticks
  • Pineapple punch: 30 trade sticks
  • Wizard blizzard: 30 trade sticks
  • Blurberry special: 30 trade sticks
  • Choc saturday: 30 trade sticks
  • Short green guy: 30 trade sticks

Special Attractions

The town of Tai Bwo Wannai is being attacked by many jungle creatures and needs help repairing the wall that surrounds them. The Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup is a woodcutting mini-game that takes you on many adventures in the jungle. You are required to use a machete to cut branches from the jungle and then use them to repair the wall around the town. However, there are many risks involved. You may be attacked by an evil Broodoo Victim who is bent on making you join him in the afterlife. The bushes are also full of poisonous tribesmen, gigantic spiders, and pesky mosquitoes. The reward is a new currency, the Trading Stick, which can be used to trade for new clothing and other goods. For more information, visit the Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup.

Nature Rune Crafting

The general shop in Tai Bwo Wannai offers a unique opportunity to craft nature runes more efficiently than walking to the Shilo Village bank and without having to use the abyss. Many Runecrafters bring thousands of rune essences in note form, sell as many of them to the general shop as their inventory allows, and buy them back. This offers a method of exchange at a low price without having to walk all the way to the bank. It is still a bit of a walk from the general shop to the nature altar, however.

Mahogany & Teak Trees

Tai Bwo Wannai is currently the best place to cut Mahogany and Teak trees. These trees offer very good woodcutting and firemaking experience. To access the area you must pay 100 Trading Sticks, and you therefore must have started the Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup mini-game.


While there is an anvil located in Tai Bwo Wannai, it is very far from a bank. The few times it comes in handy are during quests that involve quick use of an anvil in that area, such as Legends Quest.


North of Tai Bwo Wannai is a Jogre-filled dungeon. It is mainly used as a location for one of the herbs in the Jungle Potion Quest. It is also decent prayer training as Jogres drop Big Bones.


Tai Bwo Wannai is an excellent place to gather seaweed. There are several seaweed spawn along the west coast.

Calquat tree patch

In the middle of Tai Bwo Wannai is a Calquat tree patch to plant your Calquat seeds. There is no farmer there to look after your tree so make sure you do so yourself.

Tribal Statue

You can charge your prayer at this just north of the Tai Bwo Wannai village.

  • Jungle Potion: Speak to Trufitus, in the most-north-eastward house (it is round).
  • Tai Bwo Wannai Trio: Speak to Timfraku who is located upstairs in a rectangular building on the south side of the village to begin the quest.

Miscellaneous Information
Trading Sticks

The people of Tai Bwo Wannai do not trade in gold pieces - instead they use Trading Sticks. These can be obtained by starting the Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup mini-game or selling things to the shop run by Gabooty. A popular way to gain large amounts of sticks is to mine gems at the Shilo Village gem rocks and sell them to the store for sticks. However, simply doing the mini-game is quite fast as well. NPC's such as Jogres and tribesmen also drop trading sticks.

Can I teleport here?

No. The closest teleportation spot is the N. Karamja teleport with an Amulet of Glory. You may also take a Gnome Glider to a spot east of the village and head west if you have done the The Grand Tree quest. By foot the fastest way to get there is by boat from Ardougne.

Linguistic Accuracy

A linguistics major has noted an interesting little fact that adds realism to the game. Jagex (probably by accident) accurately displayed an example of how children acquire grammar with parents who do not speak the language well. For instance, studies have shown that if a parent speaks broken English, his or her children will speak correct English, even if broken English is all the child has been exposed to. This is due to a grammar-forming mechanism in the child's brain that corrects even bad grammar as the child acquires language. When talking to Safta Doc in Tao Bwo Wannai you will note that he speaks a broken dialect of English. However, his son, Karaday, speaks perfect English. So either Jagex has taken a few linguistics courses, noticed this pattern and applied it, or simply got lucky in adding a bit of realism to the game. You decide.

  • Jungly 3
  • Nomad
  • Tribal Background

Speak to: Jimanua
  • Tinderbox (2): 1gp
  • Vial (10): 3gp
  • Pestle and mortar (3): 6gp
  • Pot (3): 1gp
  • Bronze axe (3): 24gp
  • Bronze pickaxe (3): 1gp
  • Iron axe (5): 84gp
  • Leather body (23): 31gp
  • Leather gloves (10): 9gp
  • Leather boots (10): 9gp
  • Cooked meat (2): 6gp
  • Bread (10): 18gp
  • Bronze bar (10): 12gp
  • Spade (10): 4gp
  • Candle (10): 4gp
  • Torch (10): 6gp
  • Chisel (10): 1gp
  • Hammer (10): 1gp
  • Papyrus (50): 15gp
  • Charcoal (50): 67gp
  • Vial of water (50): 3gp
  • Machete (50): 60gp
  • Rope (10): 27gp
  • Knife (2): 9gp
  • Antipoison(3) (10): 432gp

Speak to: Gabooty
  • Fruit blast (0): 30 Sticks
  • Drunk dragon (0): 30 Sticks
  • Pineapple blizzard (0): 30 Sticks
  • Blurberry special (0): 30 Sticks
  • Choc saturday (0): 30 Sticks
  • Short green guy (0): 30 Sticks

Speak to: Gabooty
  • Brown top (50): 360 Sticks
  • Brown villager robe (50): 300 Sticks
  • Brown villager hat (50): 240 Sticks
  • Brown villager sandals (50): 120 Sticks
  • Brown villager armband (50): 180 Sticks
  • Opal machete (50): 600 Sticks
  • Jade machete (50): 1,200 Sticks
  • Red topaz machete (50): 2,400 Sticks
  • White tribal top (50): 360 Sticks
  • White villager robe (50): 300 Sticks
  • White villager hat (50): 240 Sticks
  • White villager sandals (50): 120 Sticks
  • White villager armband (50): 180 Sticks
  • Uncut opal (0): 24 Sticks
  • Uncut jade (0): 36 Sticks
  • Uncut red topaz (0): 48 Sticks
  • Yellow tribal top (50): 360 Sticks
  • Yellow villager robe (50): 300 Sticks
  • Yellow villager hat (50): 240 Sticks
  • Yellow villager sandals (50): 120 Sticks
  • Yellow villager armband (50): 180 Sticks
  • Opal (0): 120 Sticks
  • Jade (0): 180 Sticks
  • Red topaz (0): 240 Sticks
  • Pink tribal top (50): 360 Sticks
  • Pink villager robe (50): 300 Sticks
  • Pink villager hat (50): 240 Sticks
  • Pink villager sandals (50): 120 Sticks
  • Pink villager armband (50): 180 Sticks
  • Gout tuber (0): 240 Sticks

Speak to: Tamayu
  • Bronze spear (kp) (10): 26gp
  • Iron spear (kp) (10): 91gp
  • Steel spear (kp) (5): 325gp
  • Mithril spear (kp) (2): 845gp
  • Adamant spear (kp) (0): 2,080gp
  • Rune spear (kp) (0): 20,800gp
  • Cleaning cloth (10): 60gp

Speak to: Tiadeche
  • Raw karambwan (10): 100gp
  • Karambwan vessel (2): 2gp

Bush snake (level-35) More information
Examine: A slithering serpant that likes to hide in the bush.
Notes: This snake is poisonous and the poison starts hitting with 11's.
Harpie bug swarm (level-46) More information
Examine: A Swarm Of Bugs.
Notes: To defeat the Harpie bug swarm, you require level 33 slayer and a lit bug lantern, which can be bought from any Slayer store.
Jogre (level-53) More information
Examine: An aggressive humanoid.
Notes: Jogres occasionally drop several big bones and bones at once, so they are a good monster to train combat and prayer on simultaneously.

Author: HowAbominable

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