Karawari Lodge

Perched upon an isolated ridge amid a huge expanse of lowland rainforest

Karawari Lodge

Perched upon an isolated ridge amid a huge expanse of lowland rainforest in one of the remotest parts of PNG, attractive Karawari Lodge can only be reached by boat, and light aircraft which land at its private airstrip. It is the highest grade accommodation in the area.

Accommodation is in rustic yet comfortable cottages built of local bush materials. The main building, in the shape of a haus tambaran (spirit house of the local Arambak people) contains a dining area, lounge and bar. There is 220-volt electricity, hot water showers, ceiling fans, mosquito netted beds and veranda with a beautiful vista.

Wake up to the chattering of lorikeets and eclectus parrots and enjoy a programme of tours which include guided walks, boat trips and cultural displays.


Dining room, lounge, bar, electricity, ceiling fans, mosquito nets and verandas.

Local Wildlife

The bird watching in the area is superb, much of it observable from the lodge. At least 229 species have been recorded in the area, including twelve-wire bird of paradise and various species of cockatoos, parrots, hornbills and water birds. The forest also contains a large diversity of orchids and amphibians.

Optional Activities

Excursions to local villages, cultural displays, river boat trips, bird watching and forest hikes. For the adventurous, overnight stays in the local village can be arranged.

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Air Conditioning


Swimming Pool


Claire Pote
Area Specialist

If you really want to immerse yourself in the Karawari/Sepik area, Reef & Rainforest can arrange an intrepid canoe journey up the Sepik, staying at a basic lodge and in tribal village houses.

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

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Karawari Lodge -4.596667, 143.522500 Karawari Lodge View

This was a lovely place to stay. We would highly recommend Karawari. Very nice simple, comfortable room with fabulous views.

Ms F M – London