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Sepik River, Papua New Guinea

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Winding through the landscape of Papua New Guinea is Sepik River, the island's longest river and one of the the largest uncontaminated freshwater wetland systems in the Asia-Pacific area. The river has long been a resource for native peoples, and a journey along this feature will include several tribal villages where ancient customs are still followed. It is highly recommended that you go on this arduous adventure with a guide. Choose an English-speaking guide who can also communicate with (and is on good terms with) the village people. Tour companies surrounding this attraction typically provide a survival kit with mosquito nets and basic food provisions. Consider bringing small gifts to give your village friends along the way, like candy, Tylenol, or cheap headlamps. Sepik River is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
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  • Me and my husband spent 7 fantastic days in upper Seppik in the middle of October 2022. Our guide was Joseph Kone (joseph.kone6@gmail.com) He is an experienced guide and honorable men, speaks good... 
    Me and my husband spent 7 fantastic days in upper Seppik in the middle of October 2022. Our guide was Joseph Kone (joseph.kone6@gmail.com) He is an experienced guide and honorable men, speaks good...  more »
  • I booked a trip to Sepik with an extension to Goroka in September, 2022 with PNG Frontier Adventures and was completely let down by the lack of organization, poor management, and non-existent... 
    I booked a trip to Sepik with an extension to Goroka in September, 2022 with PNG Frontier Adventures and was completely let down by the lack of organization, poor management, and non-existent...  more »
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  • The Sepik River is the longest river on the island of New Guinea. The river originates in the Victor Emanuel Range in the central highlands of Papua New Guinea. For most of the Sepik’s length the river winds in serpentine fashion, like the Amazon River, to the Bismarck Sea. Unlike many other large rivers, the Sepik has no delta whatsoever, but flows straight into the sea. The river’s total length is 1,126 kilometers (700 miles). There are no settlements of great size along the Sepik River. The isolation of the river’s small tribal groups has given rise to one of the most original and extensive artistic traditions. It is one of the last remaining undisturbed environments in the world.
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