Ambua Lodge : Papua New Guinea
Exclusive eco-lodge in Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Outstanding
opportunities to observe tropical birdlife.
|Contact||:||Trans Niugini Tours
PO Box 371 Mt Hagen
Papua New Guinea
|Phone +675 542
Fax +675 542 2470
|Guest Rooms||:||40 individual guest units.|
|Toilet/Bath||:||modern private facilties|
from US$660 per person
|Loation||:||Access to Ambua Lodge is either
by air transfer from Mount Hagen, Karawari Lodge every Monday, Wednesday
and Friday, from the Sepik Spirit every Monday and Friday, or by scheduled
Air Niugini service from Port Moresby to Tari.
Air transfers to/from Mt Hagen, Karawari or Timbunke from US$375 each way.
until 31 December 2014.
|The Huts||Hut Interior||Traditional Huli Bridge|
|Village Child||Wigmen||Huli Singsing|
|Lounge||Culturally-sensitive Tour||Ambua Lodge|
an inspired mixture of local architecture, spectacular views and modest
luxury off the beaten track. Located at 2100 metres in
the PNG Southern Highlands, homeland of the Huli clan with their human
hair wigs adorned with colourful flowers. Recipient of the 1991 Pacific
Asia Travel Association's Pacific Heritage Award which sighted Ambua
Lodge as superb example of culturally sensitive
and ecological responsible tourism.
Located in the Tari Gap area, Ambua Lodge borders on pristine mid-montane rainforest at the beginning of the valley grasslands. This location promises the visitor eternal spring weather and views of the Tari Valley. The forest canopy, a dense mass of interlocking tree tops of all shades of green and the occasional bright splash of colour, provides a natural setting and an exhilarating climate for venturing along the nature trails cross traditional vine bridges, discover a secluded waterfall and spot high-altitude orchids and rhododendrons.
Take advantage of the birding in the Tari Gap area where one may chance to observe up to 10 species of the birds of paradise. The flamboyant Huli Wigmen of the Tari Valley have formed a strong bond between themselves and these beautiful birds, men revere the birds by imitating them in both daily and ceremonial life, decorating their human hair wigs with the plumage of only the most beautiful birds.Tari is one of the few places left where men and women can be seen wearing traditional dress as part of daily living and mens wealth is still counted by the number of pigs and wives they possess. The lodge features Highlands architecture with a main building housing the lounge, bar, dining room, and a cosy centre fireplace. Separate are the video room, heated spa and sauna.
Guests are accommodated in 40 individual units set in a sea of flowers, each unit featuring 180 degree picture windows, modern bathroom, and electric blankets and continental quilts for the cool highland evenings. Ambua generates electricity from its own mini hydroelectric power plant.
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