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Papua New Guinea Wilderness Lodges
KARAWARI LODGE stands majestically on a lone ridge amidst a vast expanse of dense tropical lowland rainforest which extends beyond the horizon for what seems a thousand miles in every direction. You are in 'Arambak' country here, one of the most remote and unspoiled areas of Papua New Guinea, with the Karawari River only 300 feet (100 meters) below as your only way in or out.
This tropical lowland rainforest is one of earth's most complex of habitats, housing an immense variety of flora and fauna along with a unique culture. Exploring villages in small river boats along the jungle fringed waterways is as rewarding as it is exhilarating. See the people make use of the land - weaving baskets for catching fish in the river, or gathering, preparing and cooking their staple food from the Sago Palm - taste it for yourself.
The main building of the lodge is built in the form of a 'haus tambaran' or spirit house, which contains the dining area, bar, lounge, and an incredible collection of Sepik artifacts. Your cottage, nestled in the spacious gardens, is constructed from locally gathered bush materials and fashioned after the traditional houses, yet having all the luxuries including a modern bathroom, comfortable mosquito-netted beds, ceiling fans, and a breezy verandah.
All a welcome sanctuary after a day's exploration. From Karawari, the awe inspiring beauty of the view at dusk has to be experienced to be believed. While contemplating the vast expanse of jungle as the setting sun colours the clouds and snaking river below, one could almost believe that the world was born yesterday.
The MV SEPIK SPIRIT cruise commences from KARAWARI LODGE every Friday and finishes at KARAWARI LODGE every Thursday. KARAWARI LODGE has its own private airstrip.
Please request prices for the time you wish to travel.
Rates per person include accommodation, all meals, tours and transfer. There are no roads in the area and access is only by air transfer on Monday, Wednesday or Friday, from Mount Hagen or Tari (AMBUA LODGE), or by the completion of a cruise on the MV SEPIK SPIRIT.
AIR TRANSFER COST:
To or from Mount Hagen or Tari: US$235 each way.
From Karawari Lodge, guests can choose from the following:
- Day trekking and adventure programs
- Village stays and travelling in motorized dugout canoe
- Culture and village study tours
- Bird watching
- Orchid tours