Stay in wilderness lodges throughout rural Papa New Guinea and discover the best of the country’s birdlife, from the lowland tropical forests of the Sepik region to the high altitude forests and grasslands of Ambua and Rondon Ridge. Along the way experienced guides will be on hand to assist with their local birding knowledge to ensure a successful and enjoyable trip.
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Fly to Mt Hagen from Port Moresby and transfer through the highlands to Rondon Ridge, nestled on the edge of the Wahgi valley, for a 3-night stay. (D)
Spend two days in search of the birds found in the high altitude forests behind Rondon Ridge. You may see Macgregor’s bowerbirds, the brown sicklebill, Stephanie’s astrapias and the superb
bird-of-paradise, amongst many others. (B, L, D)
Fly past the twin peaks of Mount Giliwe and over the alpine grasslands of the Tari Gap on the way to Tari and transfer to Ambua Lodge for 4 nights. Located in the Southern Highlands, this is the homeland of the Huli clan who wear wigs made of human hair adorned with colourful flowers. Join an afternoon guided walk through the alpine forest looking for the colourful bird-of-paradise. (B, L, D)
Ambua and the Tari Gap is a mecca for birders with 13 species of birds-of-paradise found here so these 3 days will be spent in search of these colourful birds. Birds that are commonly seen include the buff-banded rail, long-tailed shrike, pied chat, orange-crowned fairy-wren, mountain peltops, friendly fantail, willie wagtail, blue-grey robin and the hooded manikin. (B, L, D)
Fly to Karawari and transfer by boat to Karawari Lodge for 3 nights. This lodge is perched on a ridge above a river and provides spectacular views over dense tropical jungle. Enjoy an afternoon of birdwatching. (B, L, D)
Two full days of birdwatching looking for the various lowland, rainforest and freshwater birds found in this region. Cassowaries, frog-mouths, owls, birds of prey, bower birds, honey eaters and a whole host of others may be spotted. (B, L, D)
This morning fly to Port Moresby via Mt Hagen where you will enjoy lunch. Stay overnight at Airways Hotel. (B, L)
Transfer to the airport to fly home or continue your holiday. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is best suited to the hardier traveller as it includes some basic accommodation and some rougher road journeys.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3930 5042 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
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PBI2018: 11 Nights