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.
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.
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.
The MV SEPIK SPIRIT
cruise commences from KARAWARI LODGE every Friday and finishes
at KARAWARI LODGE every Thursday. KARAWARI LODGE has its own