down from the timeless cloud forests of New Guineas
Central Range, the Sepik Rivers majestic folds form
the core of one of the largest and most intact freshwater
basins in the Asia Pacific region. The soul of Papua New Guinea,
the Sepik is
often compared with the Amazon and the Nile, and it sustains
an amazing variety of flora and fauna much of it endemic
along with a wellspring of human cultural expression.
In particular, many of the regions people are economically,
culturally and spiritually tied to the crocodiles of the river.
While logging, mining and large-scale agriculture operations
have been threatening forests, rivers and wetlands in many
parts of the country, the Sepik region has remained essentially
unspoiled, the river serving as a vital source of food, water,
transportation and community identity.
Sepik Spirit is a deluxe "floating Lodge". Originally
commissioned as a vessel for cruising the Sepik and Karawari
Rivers, the Sepik Spirit is now permanently moored at a strategic
site on the Sepik River.
its new role as a "floating lodge" fixed in the
middle Sepik, the Sepik Spirit offers greater booking flexibility,
enhanced touring programs and even more comfort. Returning
travelers will note the updated decor. As for the Sepik Spirit's
renowned hospitality, some new flourishes have been added.
their base on the Sepik Spirit, guests explore the Sepik River
and the connecting tributaries and lakes on eighteen seat
jet-boats. These boats have shallow drafts and the ability
to maneuver where large vessels cannot go.
a day of touring, guests return to the comfort of the Sepik
Spirit's air-conditioned lounge, bar and dining areas. The
outdoor spaces include a covered and screened upper level