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Drifting On A Headwind

By Jim Harlan

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PNG: Sepik River Lodging

> South Pacific > Papua New Guinea

Features: The Sepik is one the great rivers in the world. It is to Papua New Guinea what the Congo is to Africa and the Amazon is to South America.

Image source: GoWay

The Sepik, which starts in the central mountains and flows in a loop, is navigable for almost its entire 1126 kms. There are several ways to travel on the river: by village canoes as a passenger ; by buying your own canoe and paddling it yourself; or by motorized canoe which can be chartered complete with guide. Another good way to cross the Sepik is on the Sepik Spirit.

Sepik Spirit

This is a “floating lodge” for travelers who want the comforts of civilization while crossing the mysterious and mighty Sepik River. There are weekly 3 and 6 night live-aboard cruises into the rarely visited Chambri and Blackwater Lakes. The Middle Sepik region, known as New Guinea’s “cultural treasure house,” is prolific with traditional wood carvings of the Iatmul people.

Karawari Lodge

The Karawari Lodge is a luxury base for exploring the Sepik This lodge is set in the middle of Arambak country – drums beat, wild birds sing, crocodiles wade and life seems unchanged for centuries. With a mixture of the primitive and modern, this is a good place for jungle, river and village exploration. Travelers find comforts in the midst of a dense jungle. There are 20 twin rooms with panoramic views.

The above is an example of Lodging and Activities. Uncommon Adventures specializes in custom itineraries to suit your specific desires and needs as well. Please feel free to consult us to design an adventure of your own.

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Photography courtesy of Randy Harwood Photography.