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 unspoilt areas of Papua New Guinea,
with the Karawari River only 300 feet (100 meters) below
as your only way in or out.
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
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 colors
the clouds and snaking river below, one could almost
believe that the world was born yesterday.
MV SEPIK SPIRIT
cruise commences from KARAWARI LODGE every Friday and
finishes at KARAWARI LODGE every Thursday. KARAWARI
LODGE has its own private airstrip.