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A typical voyage on the Sepik Spirit travels along the waterways of Papua New Guinea’s Sepik region, visiting the Karawari, Krosmeri and Blackwater villages.

The vessel has nine guest rooms, accommodating a maximum of 18 guests, and facilities include personally controlled air conditioning, en suite bathrooms and large windows with spectacular views of the river. The main areas include a bar and dining room, and open-air observation lounge to relax amidst the natural surroundings.

Travelling along the waterways of Papua New Guinea’s Sepik region, guests can spend time with villagers of Karawari, Krosmeri and Blackwater to learn about their rituals, warfare, initiation ceremonies and ancestral beliefs. Here, there are opportunities to purchase fascinating tribal art such as masks, flutes and spirit figures. Birdlife along the rivers is prolific, and time can be spent studying the diverse and colourful species that frequent the forested riverbanks. Your exact itinerary on board Sepik Spirit may vary dependent on water levels and local conditions.

The vessel is accessible via charter flights that operate out of the Karawari airstrip. Flights depart from Rondon Ridge Lodge (Mount Hagen), Karawari Lodge and Ambua Lodge in the highlands. A scenic boat trip along the Karawari River transfers guests from the airstrip to the Sepik Spirit in time for lunch. 

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Sepik Spirit offers the following cabin class:

Twin cabin with private facilities

  • Beds: Twin or double lower berths
  • External view: Large window
  • En suite facilities: Shower, Toilet, Wash basin