Trip reference number: 2831

Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide

Life In The Forest

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Introducing Papua New Guinea’s rainforests: staying on the Karawari River in East Sepik Province and in the Western Highlands provides good opportunities to explore these contrasting habitats.

Papua New Guinea is one of the world's last frontiers, with an unparalleled array of natural beauty and exotic wildlife. The world's second largest island is a land of extraordinary contrasts with 4,500 metre high mountains, vast expanses of rainforest, huge river systems and pristine coral atolls. It is remote and on arrival you are plunged into a utterly different world.

The indigenous population is extremely diverse, and more than 700 languages are spoken. Age-old traditions remain at the heart of everyday life and people share their heritage with genuine openness. As well as its cultural vibrancy, Papua New Guinea has one of the world's richest and most varied avifauna. The 708 bird species identified to date include 578 land and freshwater species, 40 seabirds and 90 migrants from countries that lie to the north and south.

Excellent wilderness lodges are located in some of the remotest parts of the country, providing comfortable bases from which to sample the culture and witness the various ecological niches, where experienced and knowledgeable local birding guides are available to escort birding tours.

Due to the inherent difficulty of travelling within a challenging environment, we work with an established local partner that is almost entirely self-sufficient, with its own fleet of aircraft, plus vehicles and boats at each property. This ensures a reliable, safe and efficient service throughout your stay.

Suggested itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Depart UK
  2. Day 2: Arrive Singapore & overnight
  3. Day 3: Overnight flight to Port Moresby
  4. Day 4: Arrive Port Moresby & fly to Mount Hagen, Western Highlands
  5. Day 5: Charter flight to Karawari, East Sepik Province
  6. Days 6-7: Explore the remote Sepik area
  7. Days 8-10: Charter flight back to Mount Hagen; guided activities
  8. Day 11: Domestic flight to Port Moresby
  9. Day 12: Depart Port Moresby
  10. Day 13: Arrive UK
  • Available*: Jan to Dec: Daily throughout the year
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £6,895 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £5,545 pp
  • Activities available:
    • Birdwatching
    • Culture

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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