Karawari Lodge

Karawari Lodge

Sepik Area, Papua New Guinea

Lodge Lodge


Standing majestically on a lone ridge, 300 meters 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 lodges private airstrip and the Karawari River being the only way in or out. Stilted villages line the edges of flooded waterways and dug out canoes are the primary mode of transport.

Karawari Lodge arranges river excursions in 18-seat motorized jet boats to the surrounding villages where you visit traditional homes, witness ceremonial dances and celebrations and are honored with a glimpse of what life must have been like.

This tropical lowland rainforest is one of earth’s most complex of habitats, housing 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 12-Wire Birds of Paradise,

cockatoos, parrots, hornbills, cormorants and other water birds.

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 – all make for a welcome sanctuary after a day’s exploration.

Karawari Lodge is only accessible on our own air service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from either Mount Hagen or Ambua Lodge; or on completion of a Sepik cruise on the MV Sepik Spirit.

Karawari Lodge


Double Rooms
Cabins / Bungalows


Private Facilities
24hr – Electricity
Hot & Cold Water
Mosquito Nets

Naturalist / Guide

Resident Guide
Guide can be arranged
Guided Walks
Boat Trips
Fishing available
Near National Park / Reserve
(less than 50km)
Near Stream or River
Observation Deck


Nearby Trails


Restaurant / Dining
Picnic / Lunch Boxes
Shop / Store

Species List - English

  1. King Bird-of-paradise 2-10km
  2. Twelve-wired Bird-of-paradise 2-10km
  3. Magnificent Riflebird 2-10km
  4. New Guinea Bronzewing 2-10km
  5. Hooded Pitta 2-10km
  6. Jobi Manucode 2-10km
  7. Rufous Owl 2-10km
  8. Marbled Frogmouth 2-10km
  9. Papuan Spine-tailed Swift 2-10km
  10. Shovel-billed Kookaburra 2-10km
  11. Papuan Eagle 2-10km
  12. Victoria Crowned Pigeon 2-10km
  13. Palm Cockatoo 1km
  14. Eclectus Parrot 2-10km
  15. Channel-billed Cuckoo 1km
  16. Blyth’s Hornbil 1km
  17. White-eared Catbird 1km
  18. Glossy-mantled Manucode 1km
  19. Golden Myna 1km
  20. Ruby-throated Myzomela 1km
  21. Dusky Lory 2-10km
  22. Great-billed Heron 1km
  23. Edwards’s Fig Parrot 2-10km
  24. Wompoo Fruit Dove 2-10km
  25. Yellow-billed Kingfisher 2-10km
  26. Black Sunbird 1km
  27. Lowland Peltops 1km
  28. Nankeen Night Heron 2-10km
  29. White-bellied Sea-eagle 1km
  30. Orange-fronted Fruit-Dove 1km

Species List - Scientific

  1. Cicinnurus regius 2-10km
  2. Seleucidis melanoleucus 2-10km
  3. Ptiloris magnificus 2-10km
  4. Henicophaps albifrons 2-10km
  5. Pitta sordida 2-10km
  6. Manucodia jobiensis 2-10km
  7. Ninox rufa 2-10km
  8. Podargus ocellatus 2-10km
  9. Mearnsia novaeguineae 2-10km
  10. Clytoceyx rex 2-10km
  11. Harpyopsis novaeguineae 2-10km
  12. Goura victoria 2-10km
  13. Probosciger aterrimus 1km
  14. Eclectus roratus 2-10km
  15. Scythrops novaehollandiae 1km
  16. Rhyticeros plicatus 1km
  17. Ailuroedus buccoides 1km
  18. Manucodia ater 1km
  19. Mino anais 1km
  20. Myzomela eques 1km
  21. Pseudeos fuscata 2-10km
  22. Ardea sumatrana 1km
  23. Psittaculirostris edwardsii 2-10km
  24. Ptilinopus magnificus 2-10km
  25. Syma torotoro 2-10km
  26. Leptocoma aspasia 1km
  27. Peltops blainvillii 1km
  28. Nycticorax caledonicus 2-10km
  29. Haliaeetus leucogaster 1km
  30. Ptilinopus aurantiifrons 1km

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Lodge: +675 71989397