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Explore Arfak and northern lowlands

Outdoors expedition

We begin our West Papuan outdoors adventure in the town of Manokwari, situated on the northeastern tip of New Guinea's Bird's Head or Vogelkop Peninsula. We will travel straight through to the nearby Arfak Mountains where we shall be based for four nights in search of an exquisite selection of New Guinea montane wildlife here. The second leg of our expedition takes us to the northern lowlands near Jayapura. Here we begin our exploration with two relaxed excursions highlighting the historic importance of Lake Sentani. Early next morning, we set out to our secluded Muaib jungle camp in pristine alluvial lowland forest for a three days' exploration of its rich and colorful biota, showcasing a forest wallaby, two large-bodied marsupial cuscuses, a man-sized flightless cassowary, two megapodes, a delightful crowned pigeon, and a whopping six species of bird-of-paradise.

When?

Possible year-round, but most certainly best from June to November.

Scheduled departures

Please enquire for details on our upcoming departures.

Physical effort

Reasonable physical fitness and good agility are required for this tour which plies some challenging terrain.

Tour summary

Day 1 > Manokwari and Arfak montane forests.
Day 2-3 > Arfak montane forests.
Day 4 > Arfak montane forests and Manokwari.
Day 5 > Manokwari, Sentani and Lake Sentani.
Day 6 > Sentani and northern lowlands.
Day 7 > Northern lowlands.
Day 8 > Northern lowlands and Sentani.
Day 9 > Sentani.

Tour description

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Related links

Read on about the birdlife of the Arfak Mountains.

Read on about our filming expedition for Vogelkop Bowerbird in the Arfak Mountains with the BBC Natural History Unit.

Read on about the birdlife of the northern lowlands of New Guinea.

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9 days/8 nights

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