Papua New Guinea is a destination for adventurers. As soon as I got there, I realised that I had reached a truly unspoilt destination.
I arrived at Port Moresby, the capital, then headed towards Mount Hagen, in the center of the country. From there, I flew to the Karawari River, one of the most remote areas of the country, accessible only by private plane.
In the center of Papua the landscape is wild and very real, and although the accommodation is basic, it’s also very charming.
The best thing to do in this remote area is navigate the river and get to know the inhabitants of the place, who live in a totally isolated way, oblivious to anything that happens in the outside world.
In this area, nature is exuberant and the river plays a vital role as the axis of life, since everything revolves around it. All the villages are located next to the river, and as there are no roads, the river is the connection between them. That is why all visits are made by boat, disembarking in each of the places to visit.
In the villages I was able to discover the ceremonies and rituals of the tribes, which they carried out in extravagant attire, and I learned about their ancestral traditions and customs.
Along the river I could catch a glimpse of the bustle of the area, the women fishing and children playing. I was touched by the sight of the children’s happiness as well as their kind and warm smiles.
Papua New Guinea is a country for seasoned travellers, an ideal destination for those wanting to discover something different, off the beaten track.