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Papua New Guinea: Birding in Paradise

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Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Mt Hagen

Fly to Mount 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)

Days 2-3: Mt Hagen

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)

Day 4: Lake Murray

Fly by charter flight to Lake Murray and transfer to Lake Murray Lodge for 4 nights. This remote lodge is next to the largest lake in Papua New Guinea. Spend the afternoon taking your first exploratory trip out from the lodge. (B, L, D)

Days 5-7: Lake Murray

Western province is home to over 50% of the country’s bird population, with Lake Murray being one of the best birdwatching areas in the province. Spend 3 days going in search of the array of birds found around this area. In addition to the migratory birds, several birds-of-paradise species, pelicans, eagles and parrots may be sighted. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Fly to Karawari

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)

Days 9-10: Karawari River

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)

Day 11: Fly to Port Moresby via Mt Hagen

This morning fly to Port Moresby via Mt Hagen where you will enjoy lunch. Stay overnight at Airways Hotel. (B, L)

Day 12: Onward travel

Transfer to the airport to fly home or continue your holiday. (B)

Meal basis

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important Information Discovery tour

This tour is best suited to the hardier traveller as it includes some basic accommodation and some rougher road journeys.


International flights are not included in the guideline price.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

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All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable