Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands - The Sepik (PDF Chapter)
This is the Sepik chapter from Lonely Planet’s Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands guidebook.
The mighty Sepik is one of the great rivers of the world. In serpentine fashion it flows for 1126km through swamplands, tropical rainforests and mountains. The Sepik is more than just a river, it’s also a repository of complex cultures.
- trail your fingers in the legendary Sepik River as your canoe threads through narrow channels to remote villages
- be invited inside a sacred haus tambaran (spirit house) at a Middle Sepik village
- buy masks, totems and carvings from master craftspeople in a traditional village such as Palambei
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: East Sepik Province, Wewak & around, Sandaun Province, Vanimo, The Sepik & Its Tributaries, Upper Sepik, Middle Sepik, Lower Sepik, Tributaries & Lakes.