I made a nice little friend who likes bananas.
According to the General Manager (seen laughing in the photo), this lorikeet is a regular "guest" of the Karawari Lodge!
Nestled in the jungles of the lower Arambak country of the Sepik Region, this wildnerness lodge is the perfect "home base" for Sepik exploration of the nearby Karawari villages.
The lodge itself is exquisite - fashioned like a native "Haus Tambaran" (Sepik Spirit House, which is a special structure of spiritual and coming-of-age significance for the Sepik peoples)...but with private bungalows and terrific views, running water, mosquito netting for the beds (a necessity in these parts), and a lovely dining hall housing gorgeous artifacts like masks and other wooden carvings indigenous to the region.
I felt like I'd stepped right out of the pages of National Geographic!
The Karawari Lodge provides "river trucks" which is the mode of transportation to get around when visiting the villages, and that's where we spent the majority of our time.
For those of you who like to take a morning or evening dip, the Karawari Lodge also has a beautiful swimming pool.
If you want to see the jungle, this is the way to go!!!
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