The Bensbach River in Western Province is a world away from the mountains and rich coastline that Papua New Guinea is most famous for. In this part of the country it is the river and sweeping flood plains that dominate, making it rich in wildlife – both endemic and migratory. Here you will find the Bensbach Wildlife Lodge which is one of the premier wildlife locations in PNG. The grasslands around the lodge teem with herds of deer, wallabies, snakes and monitor lizards whilst the surrounding flood plains are a vital stopping point for migratory birds as well as being home to huge flocks of pelicans, pygmy geese, sea eagles and other birds of prey. In all, over 191 different species of birds have been recorded at Bensbach Wildlife Lodge and, as you might expect, the lodge therefore attracts a steady stream of bird enthusiasts and other naturalists.