The Sepik Spirit

Sepik Spirit

Sepik River, Papua New Guinea

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The Sepik Spirit takes our guests on a voyage along the waterways of Papua New Guinea’s Sepik region. Currently, the Sepik Spirit primarily journeys on the Karawari River, the storied tributary of the Sepik River, and on to the Krosmeri River which allows entry to the mysterious Blackwater Lakes.

Few visitors reach the Karawari, Krosmeri and Blackwater villages. Travelers can look forward to warm welcomes and genuine experiences as they walk through villages that look much as they always have.

tour_1.jpgTime will be spent with villagers hearing about rituals, warfare,initiation ceremonies and ancestral beliefs. Men’s houses, spirit houses and family houses will be visited.

These villages are renowned for producing tribal art specialties such as masks, flutes and spirit figures. There will be opportunities to view and purchase art pieces and crafts in the villages’ impromptu and low pressure markets.
The densely forested riverbanks of the Karawari River contrast with the wide open expanse of the Blackwater Lakes. Bird life is rich throughout both regions.

Few visitors reach the Karawari, Krosmeri and Blackwater villages. Travelers can look forward to warm welcomes and genuine experiences as they walk through villages that look much as they always have.

tour_1.jpgTime will be spent with villagers hearing about rituals, warfare,initiation ceremonies and ancestral beliefs. Men’s houses, spirit houses and family houses will be visited.

These villages are renowned for producing tribal art specialties such as masks, flutes and spirit figures. There will be opportunities to view and purchase art pieces and crafts in the villages’ impromptu and low pressure markets.
The densely forested riverbanks of the Karawari River contrast with the wide open expanse of the Blackwater Lakes. Bird life is rich throughout both regions.

There will be plenty of photo opportunities, including those of day-to-day life. Men gather on their clan’s bench. Children paddle canoes to school. Women fish with hand lines while keeping a fire burning in a clay fireplace.

The standard Sepik Spirit tour is 3 nights. It can operate for a minimum group size of 8 passengers.

A 4 night tour can be arranged for a minimum group size of 9 passengers. A 4 night tour could include a day of touring on the main Sepik River.
The Sepik Spirit is accessible by Trans NiuginiTours’ air service. Flights depart from Mount Hagen where Rondon Ridge is located and from Karawari Lodge and Ambua Lodge. Charter flights from other departure points can be arranged.

There will be plenty of photo opportunities, including those of day-to-day life. Men gather on their clan’s bench. Children paddle canoes to school. Women fish with hand lines while keeping a fire burning in a clay fireplace.

The standard Sepik Spirit tour is 3 nights. It can operate for a minimum group size of 8 passengers.

A 4 night tour can be arranged for a minimum group size of 9 passengers. A 4 night tour could include a day of touring on the main Sepik River.
The Sepik Spirit is accessible by Trans NiuginiTours’ air service. Flights depart from Mount Hagen where Rondon Ridge is located and from Karawari Lodge and Ambua Lodge. Charter flights from other departure points can be arranged.

The Sepik Spirit

Accommodation

Single Rooms
Double Rooms
Cabins

Facilities

Private Facilities
24hr – Electricity
Hot & Cold Water
Air Conditioning

Naturalist / Guide

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

Trails

Food

Restaurant / Dining
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Bar

Species List - English

  1. Twelve-wired Bird-of-paradise 11-50km
  2. King Bird-of-paradise 11-50km
  3. Magnificent Riflebird 2-10km
  4. Olive-crowned Flowerpecker 2-10km
  5. Forest Bittern 2-10km
  6. Radjah Shelduck 2-10km
  7. New Guinea Flightless Rail 2-10km
  8. Orange-fronted Hanging Parrot 2-10km
  9. Sacred Kingfisher 2-10km
  10. Papuan Boobook 2-10km
  11. Orange Plane 1km
  12. Spotted Whistling-Duck 2-10km
  13. Pacific Baza 2-10km
  14. Blyth’s Hornbill 2-10km
  15. Palm Cockatoo 2-10km
  16. Edwards’s Fig-Parrot 2-10km
  17. Gurney’s Eagle 2-10km
  18. Torresian Crow 2-10km
  19. Black Thicket-Fantail 2-10km
  20. Red-breasted Pygmy-Parrot 2-10km
  21. Australasian Darter 2-10km
  22. Yellow-faced Myna 2-10km
  23. Meyer’s Friarbird 2-10km
  24. Eclectus Parrot 2-10km
  25. Black-capped Lory 2-10km
  26. Rufous-bellied Kookaburra 2-10km
  27. Great-billed Heron 2-10km
  28. Zoe’s Imperial-Pigeon 2-10km
  29. Pinon’s Imperial-Pigeon 2-10km
  30. Dollarbird 2-10km

Species List - Scientific

  1. Seleucidis melanoleucus 11-50km
  2. Cicinnurus regius 11-50km
  3. Lophorina magnifica 2-10km
  4. Dicaeum pectorale 2-10km
  5. Zonerodius heliosylus 2-10km
  6. Radjah radjah 2-10km
  7. Megacrex inepta 2-10km
  8. Loriculus aurantiifrons 2-10km
  9. Todiramphus sanctus 2-10km
  10. Ninox theomacha 2-10km
  11. Pantoporia consimilis 1km
  12. Dendrocygna guttata 2-10km
  13. Aviceda subcristata 2-10km
  14. Rhyticeros plicatus 2-10km
  15. Probosciger aterrimus 2-10km
  16. Psittaculirostris edwardsii 2-10km
  17. Aquila gurneyi 2-10km
  18. Corvus orru 2-10km
  19. Rhipidura maculipectus 2-10km
  20. Micropsitta bruijnii 2-10km
  21. Anhinga novaehollandiae 2-10km
  22. Yellow-faced Myna 2-10km
  23. Philemon meyeri 2-10km
  24. Eclectus roratus 2-10km
  25. Lorius lory 2-10km
  26. Dacelo gaudichaud 2-10km
  27. Ardea sumatrana 2-10km
  28. Ducula zoeae 2-10km
  29. Ducula pinon 2-10km
  30. Eurystomus orientalis 2-10km

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