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Highlands & Southern Birding

 

This birding program is designed to give our clients a birding experience of both the lowlands and highlands of Papua New Guinea. The first leg includes lowlands birding in and around Port Moresby including Varirata National Park, Pacific Adventist University and Port Moresby. From lowlands to the Highlands you will spend 3 nights at Ambua Lodge birding at Tari Gap and 4 nights at Kumul Lodge in Enga Province. This birding package which includes such renowned birding spots as the Tari Gap, Kumul Lodge, and Varirata promises to provide very exciting tour with superb birding for many very unique birds!

 

Program Overview
Commencing Day (s):
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
Number of Nights:
Ten (10)
Tour Availability:
All year around from 2012 to 2013
Places to Visit:
Varirata, PAU, Tari Gap, Kumul Lodge,
Tour Extensions:
To Walindi in West New Britian for 3 additional nights.

Brief Itinerary: Port Moresby (Varirata, PAU, Brown River), Tari Gap, and Kumul Lodge. (This program can be extended to the Walindi for for 3 additional nights)

Day 1: International Flight/Port Moresby
Arrive in Jacksons International Airport from your international flight and meet your birding guide and our staff and transfer to Comfort Inn. (D)

Day 2,3: Port Moresby (Varirata/ Pacific Adventist University)
Today and tomorrow birding at Varirata National Park, Pacific Adventist University, Brown River and Moitaka Ponds. Overnight at Comfort Inn. (BLD)

Day 4: Port Moresby/Tari
Board flight PX864 to Tari at 09:35 and arrive in Tari at 11:05. Birding at Tari Gap. Overnight at Warili Guesthosue. (BLD)

Day 5, 6: Tari Gap Birding
Today and tomorrow birding at Tari Gap covering which hosts over 200 species of birds, with 12 species of birds-of-paradise (including Blue and Superb, and Stephanie's Astrapia), have been recorded at the vicinity of the Tari Gap. Overnight at Warili Guesthosue. (BLD)

Day 7: Tari/Mt Hagen/Kumul Lodge
Board MAF Flight/road transfer to Mt Hagen and onwards to Kumul Lodge. Overnight at Kumul Lodge. (BD)

Day 8, 9, 10 : Kumul Lodge Birding
Your time around Kumul Lodge will allow you to see a large number of highland birds. Some species that are rare at the Tari Gap area are easier to see at and near the lodge, such as Crested Bird-of-paradise, Painted Tiger-Parrot and Yellow-breasted Bowerbird. Overnight at Kumul Lodge. (BLD)

Day 11: Mt Hagen/Port Moresby
After breakfast transfer to Mt Hagen and arrive at Kagamuga airport and board Flight PX 181 to Port Moresby. The flight departs at 10:15 and arrives at 11:15. END OF PROGRAM or for EXTENSION to Walindi see program below.

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EXTENDED PROGRAM

Walindi Birding. Tour Code: ET-BW12

From Western Province, you will leave the mainland of PNG and  cross the Bismarck Sea to West New Britain and stay at Wilindi Resort. Here you will see lowland and ocean birds such as the Melanesian Scrubfowl, New Britain Buzzard, Stephan's Dove, Pied Cuckoo-dove, Red-knobbed Fruit-dove, Red-knobbed Imperial-pigeon, Finsch's Imperial-pigeon, Blue-eyed Cockatoo, Eastern Black-capped Lory, Song Parrot, Eclectus Parrot, and Bismarck Hanging-parrot and more.

3 nights itinerary: Kiunga, Hoskins, and Walindi.

Day 11: Tabubil/Port Moresby/Hoskins
Transfer to the airport and board flight PX181 to Port Moresby and get your connection flight to Hoskins on flight PX844 at 15:30 and arrive in Hoskins at 17:00. Meet the staff of Walindi Resort and overnight. (D)

Day 17: Walindi
Visit Garu Wildlife Management Area in the morning and Kilu Ridge in the afternoon for full-day birding. Overnight at the Walindi Resort. (BLD)

Day 18: Walindi
Transfer by boat to some of the islands in Kimbe Bay for full day birding. Overnight at the Walindi Resort. (BLD)

Day 19: Walindi/Port Moresby
Early morning transfer to the airport and board flight PX841 to Port Moresby. The flight departs at 07:55 and arrives at 09:25. END OF PROGRAM. (B)

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Brief overview & highlights for this tour program:

* 10 nights program starts @ PGK4,130 per person

* Tour available all year around.

* Tour covers the Varirata, Tari Gap, and Kumul Lodge.

*  Highlights including the, Bird of Paradise species

Travel Agents can apply for commissions and discounts.

Can be extended to Walindi Resort for 3 nights.

 

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Let us know what dates you would like to travel for this particular program. We will then inform you if there are others already registered for the tour on your requested dates. You can choose to do this program on your own if there are no other persons registered for the dates you intend to travel. For more information send us an email or call us on +675 5423552.

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Raggina Bird of Paradise
A birds-of-paradise in full display mode at Varirata National Park in Port Moresby. Varirata NP provides a great chance at getting up close with rare bird of paradise species.
Crestine Bird of Paradise
This orange blur Crested Bird-of-paradise seen here at Kumul Lodge in the Highlands.

 

 
 
   
   
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