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Papua New Guinea

Background & Highlights

New Guinea is the tallest and second largest island in the world, and one of the few places on earth that can still inspire fresh awe and true trepidation in would-be travellers.

The country's mystique is enhanced by the fact that large sections of the island have never been charted by Westerners, and furthermore by the ...

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Huli Wigman

The Huli are an indigenous people that live in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. The Huli have a wide concept of family. Half-brothers, half-sisters, and cousins are all considered brothers and sisters. Huli society is polygymist. Men may take multiple wives but women may only have one husband at a time.

Birdwatching

Exploring the Sepik River
The Sepik River is one of two vast tropical river systems in Papua New Guinea that meander through the densely forested lowlands of the world's second largest - and the world's tallest - island. Along the banks of the river and its many tributaries live sparsely scattered, remote villages scarcely contacted by the outside world, where people live a lifestyle that has changed little for thousands of years.

Birdwatching

Walindi Birdwatching
A bird-watching tour to Papua New Guinea is not complete without a visit to the Bismarck Archipelago. This geological hot spot holds many endemic species and contributes significantly to the bird diversity of the New Guinea region.

Dive Packages

Dive Bootess Bay with Loloata
Papua New Guinea's Bootless Bay offers an aquatic wonderland where there is a world of discovery for snorkelling and scuba diving enthusiasts - all just a short hop from the capital, Port Morsesby - and Loloata's world class scuba services offer adventurous wreck dives throughout the Bay, night dives and superb diving excursions to nearby Horshoe Reef Marine Park.

Anthropology & Tribes

Tumbuna Sing-Sing
Tumbuna is the Tok Pisin (the lingua franca of Papua New Guinea) word for ancestors. "Taim Bilong Tumbuna" refers to the time before the white-man came, being the ways of the ancestors.

Huli Wigman

The Huli are an indigenous people that live in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. The Huli have a wide concept of family. Half-brothers, half-sisters, and cousins are all considered brothers and sisters. Huli society is polygymist. Men may take multiple wives but women may only have one husband at a time.
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