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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Remote location , after flew from Mount Hagen to grassy airstrip in Karawari , immediately could feel it was a very remote location. Not a great place for bird watching but ideal for cultural tour and to see people and their villages. Lodge comfortable overlooking valley thickly covered with trees and Karawari River flowing. Though electricity was not for 24 hours caused us no difficulty , It was hot and humid during day but rained every night without fail to cool us and electricity came exactly at 4-45 in the morning . freshly brewed coffe or tea with choices of cookies on table brought by Manager himself before he mdrove us in front wheel drive vehicle to boat through muddy slippery road just when day light was showing in horizon.Villagers live on sago pancake and fish from river. Sago plants are endemic and everywhere and fish in abundance in river.Land is v fertile .Saw coffe and coco plants growing without much care
. Had several pleasent walks along river shores . and cruising in boat for hours .Children run to plunge in river to cool themselves.
Food nicely done by chef who took pride in serving best food he could prepare. Ashtoningly where every salad leaf or egg have to be flown from distant Mt Hagen , food served was of best quality and in abundance
Room was clean shower worked well. If travel again would take medical supply , clothings and stationaries for children . Had an insight of Papuan villages and their people who live in closely knit community and always happy with broad smile .
Had a pleasent stay .

Date of stay: October 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Tapan B
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

This was my favorite lodge on my recent trip to PNG. While there is no air conditioning and it was quite warm, I just loved the authenticity of this lodge and the magnificent view of the river and surroundings. The staff was excellent.

Date of stay: May 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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1  Thank Irene L
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

Our group spent two nights with amazing visits to several villages. The natives were very welcoming and greeted one and all very happily. The experiences can not be beat and thankfully the videos and images taken will be memorable for many years to come.

The Lodge needs major restoration and improvements and the meals offered as well which were sub-par. The staff however tried their best to please the guests. Take lots of DEET...the bugs and mosquitos are fierce.

Date of stay: May 2017
1  Thank 734evem
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

Yes, it has lovely views, museum quality artifacts for sale, etc. (see other reviews for these details). But it could be improved 100% by adding a generator so that a provided ceiling fan in each room could run all night to make sleep possible. Under mosquito netting, topped with plastic, and in the rain forest humidity, a working fan is essential for comfort. I have stayed in similar properties in other locations, such as the Danum Valley in Borneo, that manage to provide this, and it would take minimal expense and effort to do the same here in PNG. I strongly encourage ownership to look into this problem and solve it.

Room tip: Not all rooms have river views, so ask for one.
Date of stay: May 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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3  Thank Redfoot
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

This place is about as remote as it gets! Had to take a tiny plane and land on a grass landing strip, then took a boat downriver to the lodge site. But the lodge was really authentically decorated and the staff were friendly, knowledgeable and local. Wonderful service, in spite of the atmosphere of "roughing it" with limited electricity, no wifi If you want an authentic experience and chance to view wildlife, this location is for you!!

Date of stay: February 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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1  Thank vernak2013
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Andrew N, General Manager at Karawari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Hello Verna. Thanks for taking time to post you review of Karawari Lodge. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. There seem to be few places left in the world that are as remote, exotic, authentic and hospitable as Karawari Lodge. Will share with the staff you comments about their friendliness, knowledge and service.

Best regards,
Andrew Neufeld
General Manager
Trans Niugini Tours

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