Standing majestically on a lone ridge, 300m above the banks of the Karawari River and overlooking an endless expanse of dense tropical lowland rain forest is Karawari Lodge. One of the most remote and un-spoilt destinations in Papua New Guinea - the lodge's private airstrip, and the Karawari River, are the only way in or out. Guests are accommodated in ten separate cottages, each built out of local bush materials and inspired by traditional architecture. Each cottage has two private twin rooms, each with modern en-suite bathrooms, and a communal veranda. Despite its remoteness, the lodge has 220V electricity, hot & cold water, comfortable mosquito-netted beds, ceiling fans, and a breezy veranda. The dining and lounge areas, 'Puk Puk' Bar and a vast collection of Sepik artifacts are housed in Karawari's main lodge building, designed and built in the form of a traditional 'haus tambaran' or spirit house. This tropical lowland rainforest around the lodges houses an immense variety of flora and fauna - a staggering 229 different bird species have been recorded at Karawari. Optional early morning / late afternoon birding is available at no extra charge for opportunities to spot elusive twelve wired birds of paradise, cockatoos, parrots, hornbills, cormorants and other water birds.

  • Style: Wildlife Lodge
  • Location: Karawari River
  • No. of Rooms: 20
  • Key Features: Dining & lounge Area, Puk Puk Bar, Local excursions

Our Opinion

A dramatic setting, and access to some amazing people & landscapes, makes this lodge an exciting place to stay. 

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