After landing on a grass airstrip, getting on a boat, and heading up river, the remoteness of where you are starts to settle in. Being one of Trans Niugini Tours' lodges it was my favorite of the three TNT lodges we stayed at.
The complex was built a number of years ago and reflected the local customs. Upon entering the main Lodge you are overwhelmed by the collection of local art. Much of which is for sale but others that are truly museum quality. We purchased quite a few pieces and had them shipped back to the US. The shipping was another story but in the end everything we bought arrived back in the US with minimal damage considering what it goes through in transit.
The rooms were comfortable and food fine. At night, after the sun sets so do the local people. From our room there was not a single light to be seen as far as one could see and being perched on a hill was many miles.
Our guide was very informative and spoke English well while taking us on various cultural demonstrations and through a number of villages.
Of the five different areas of PNG we visited I consider this area the least affected by outside influences.More