Tribes and landscapes in Papua New Guinea

From the mighty Sepik River, to the remote Tari Vally, from the magnificent Rondon Ridge, and taking in the incredible art of the Karawari, Papua New Guinea presents some of the last unexplored regions on earth.

In this land of nearly 800 languages, vast rainforests and towering mountains, our friends at Trans Niugini Tours can show you the real Papua New Guinea in comfort.

The land has landscape that will take your breath away, with rain forests and gorgeous coral atolls. But it’s the people who will fascinate you and make your trip such an eye-opener. They are ancient peoples whose traditions remain an active part of everyday life.

Most of the locals are subsistence farmers living in small villages.

But each tribe has its own character. For instance you could meet the colourful Huli people, who use brightly coloured clay to decorate their bodies. Or there are the men of Sepik who have the skin on their backs cut to look like crocodiles, proving their strength.

One of the best ways to interact with these people are the sing-sings when they perform traditional dances and you will be able to see customs passed down through a hundred generations.

Throughout your trip you will be staying in attractive lodges, such as Karawari Lodge, which is located on a ridge overlooking the Karawari River in the Sepik region. You are in the middle of Arambak country where the locals ride in dug-out canoes, the drums throb, the wild birds call, and, traditional village lifestyles continue largely unchanged.

Or you could stay at the Malolo Plantation, where steaming volcanic mountains cloaked in green capes of lush tropical foliage thrust steeply upward from the deep blue waters.

But wherever you lay your head at night, you will be surrounded by landscapes and people you will only find in this unique country.

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