Ambunti Lodge

The only hotel on this part of the mighty Sepik River, Ambunti Lodge offers basic accommodation but is the best option for those undertaking the three-day canoe trip, which takes you into the heart of authentic Papuan life and culture.

Electricity comes from a generator which goes off at 22:00hrs and comes back in the morning. Rooms are small and beds have mosquito nets. En suite bathrooms have flush toilet, cold water shower (very refreshing in the heat) and air-conditioning in each room (limited hours).

Ambunti Lodge is the only accommodation in the area apart from bush-material guesthouses in the villages which are even more basic.


Private facilities, dining room, lounge, bar, air-conditioning (restricted hours)

Claire Pote
Area Specialist

If you would like to experience real village life first hand, spend a night or two in a local village hut during the canoe trip. A torch is essential and a battery-operated personal fan may be helpful for humid nights. For a touch of comfort at the start and, especially, the end of a three-day Sepik River trip, choose to stay a night or two at the Wewak Boutique Hotel by the sea.

If you have any queries about this accommodation please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

Optional Activities

Cultural tours along the Sepik River and its tributaries. Bird watching.

Number of rooms


Air Conditioning


Swimming Pool


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Ambunti Lodge -4.214166, 142.815195 Ambunti LodgeView

We write to express our thanks for organising another highly successful special itinerary tour [to Papua new Guinea], despite the last minute changes to our tour schedule. We were very impressed with [your representatives]. They ran a highly professional service in all aspects. The three lodges, all with their own very special character, were well run with friendly staff, clean and with good facilities. The food at all three was excellent -including the vegetarian provision. The transfer arrangements…were excellent…The excursion opportunities at all the lodges were good.. .The three contrasting locations of the lodges…enabled us to sample three very different village cultures, and their remoteness and juxtaposition to primary rainforest. . .made for excellent wildlife viewing especially for birds.. .In all our world travels so far, we have never been able to match the very special experience that combined the comfort of these individually unique lodges.. .with the opportunities to explore some of the world’s dwindling rainforest and meet its ancient and charming peoples and witness its unique birdlife. To step outside our lodge cabin [at Tari] and observe three species of birds of paradise was just magic!