Matches against England, Gloucester, Ireland A and Georgia make up a tough schedule but also serve up a great opportunity according to the 33 year old Scarlets prop.
"A tour to the northern hemisphere is a fantastic place to showcase your talents, not only as a team but individually as well. If the team goes well then individuals are going to get recognised.
"A lot of the guys have come from backgrounds where they have been working full time, and now are playing in semi professional and professional environments from all around the world to make this Fijian team.
"To get all these players in the one place at the start of the week has been rather difficult. As a squad, the guys involved have all been together since Wednesday to go over the moves etc.
"That's some of the challenges we face due to logistics and also the window of opportunity that we have ahead of the English game."
Taking on England at Twickenham is a pretty daunting one to kick things off, a fact Manu readily acknowledges but he stresses that he and the rest of the pack are up for the task.
"They don't get too much better than an English pack at Twickenham! And in front of a sell out house as well.
"So we have to make sure that, as forwards, we acknowledge that it's going to be a real battle up front. We're under no illusions about what's expected of us, it comes with the honour and pressure of representing Fiji.
"But the English boys will also be under pressure as they're at home in front of their own supporters.
"We need to make sure that we win enough quality ball for our backs to play off, not competing for just a ten minute spell but for the full 80 minutes."
Kingsholm favourite Akapusi Qera was a late call up due to injuries to back-rowers Masi Matadigo, Jone Qovu and Netani Talei and the 28 year old has already had a big impact on the squad according to Manu.
"It's fantastic to have Qera here with us. As soon as he linked up with the squad, he's added those leadership qualities that I guess, without experience, you can't really get.
"He's been fantastic guiding some of those younger players because this is an opportunity for them to do well and do their families and country proud.
"It's the first time that a lot of them have travelled out of Fiji or come to Europe. They've only read about a lot of these places in books so it's a fantastic opportunity not only for them to travel but to do so with a purpose."
Once the Twickenham clash is out of the way, the Fiji roadshow makes its way to Gloucester, a game to be relished insists Manu.
"It's fantastic to be involved with an international side going on the road and playing a fixture against a top club side.
"I remember growing up and watching touring sides playing midweek games. Credit goes to Gloucester for being able to host us. We know how busy and congested the schedule is in the northern hemisphere.
"It's great to be able to play a side like Gloucester with all their heritage and they're going really well this season as well. It's going to be an amazing experience for the guys."
And the Scarlet tight head may well get an opportunity to renew acquaintances with a couple of former colleagues in Ben Morgan and Nigel Davies.
"I spoke to Ben a couple of days ago and I'm really disappointed for him that he didn't make it into the England side. He's fit and raring to go and I know from experience that a fit Ben Morgan is world class.
(Laughs) "So, hopefully he won't be playing against us on Tuesday because he's one of the go to guys at Gloucester.
"Nigel's done a fantastic job since he took over as Director of Rugby there and I'm sure Gloucester are going to be there or thereabouts at the end of the season."