LODGE, located at 7000 feet in the Tari Gap area borders on
pristine mid montane rainforest at the beginning of the valley
grasslands. This location
promises the visitor eternal spring weather and magnificent
views of the Tari Valley. The forest canopy, a dense mass of
interlocking tree tops of all shades of green and the occasional
bright splash of color, provides a natural setting and an exhilarating
climate for venturing along the nature trails - cross traditional
vine bridges, discover a secluded waterfall, and spot high altitude
orchids and rhododendrons.
of the birding in the Tari Gap area where one may chance to
observe up to 10 species of the birds of paradise. The flamboyant
Huli Wigmen of the Tari Valley have formed a strong bond between
themselves and these beautiful birds, men revere the birds
by imitating them in both daily and
ceremonial life, decorating their human hair wigs with the
plumage of only the most beautiful birds.
Tari is one
of the few places left where men and women can be seen wearing
traditional dress as part of daily living and men's wealth
is still counted by the number of pigs and wives they possess.
The Lodge features Highlands architecture with a main building
housing the lounge, bar, dining room, and a cozy center fireplace.
Separate are the video room, heated spa, and sauna.
accommodated in 40 individual units set in a sea of flowers,
each unit featuring 180 degree picture windows, modern bathroom,
and electric blankets and continental quilts for the cool
highland evenings. Ambua generates electricity from its own
mini hydro electric power plant.