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Hi

I want to try the banana boat from Bougainville to the Solomon Islands in a couple of months, and I know there are. A few people who've done it. It seems fairly straightforward - trying not to jinx it - but I've found a bit of a formal hurdle before I even get close to Buin or any other place on Bougainville: entering the country.

I can get visa on arrival at Port Moresby, but the consulate in Sydney told me I'll need a return flight or similar proof that I'm leaving the country. The boat…

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Port Moresby

Hi
i have 3 questions
1. i need a safe and cheap accommodations , i couldn't found a Host on CS
2. from the airport exist a bus in to town?
3. all what i read about PNG is worse but is it realy gambling on my life?

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Port Moresby and samarai

Could anyone give me some tips on contacting tour operators for these locations. We are interested in seeing the sights (overview), crafts or sailing/catamaran ride. Thanks.

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Diving

I have two days to dive in png in February.
I'm thorn between kilme bay, kavieng and milne bay. I'm more into big pelagics and would love the place with the most opportunity to see a hammerhead shark (i know png isn't the best place to see them)

Any recommendations?

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Hi,
Travelling to Papua New Guinea for a freelance job and need an incredibly cheap place to stay in Port Moresby for a month or so. Anyone know any place thats extremelly cheap? Not necesarily a hotel, a hostel, boarding house, spare room etc would just as good.

Thanks,

Joe

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Sepik river with guide

It’s hard to describe how wonderful my Sepik experience was and it’s something that I will remember for the rest of my life. I was lucky enough to spend 6 days with the most reliable, passionate, honest, kind Sepik guide one could ever find: Johannes Teven from Ambunti. The first day he told me “As long as you’re happy, I’m happy”, he really meant that and during all my experience he made me feel safe, looked after, joyful. I called him once I got to Port Moresby and in one day he arranged his…

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PNG March 1 to April 5

Hi
I am considering a trip to Papua New Guinea. I would like to do the sepik river and the Solomon Islands. I see that March is low season/rainy in PNG? Has anyone advice on travel to PNG in March or have you heard about whether travel there is viable during the last two weeks of March and the first week in April.? Thank you for your insights on this subject.
Most gratefully yours,
George

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Trip feedback 2016

I crossed to PNG from Jayapura,a taxi taking you to the border and back will set you back 600000 rupees,that's what i've paid for, when i've arrived the border was shut,i was told the officer packed up and left cause he didn't get his christmas allowance, and the border was shut on 25th and 26th as well! Most people from PNG just use the road around the border post that goes through the forest,they go buy cheap goods on the indonesian side and then head back.
After talking to the soldier at…

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The new LP Guidebook for Papua New Guinea is out in the bookshops and available in an electronic format from this website.

It was published in December 2016 and has 260 pages.

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Hello everyone!

Has anybody flew to Haia, Herowana and Maimafu villages via The Research & Conservation Foundation Transit House in Goroka, advised by LP? Is it worth flying there, if I want to hike offbeaten trek?

We will be in Goroka around Jan 5, 2017 and would like it try it out.
I saw 1 pic of Maimafu airstrip in Google maps done in mid-2016. It means that people still get there..

Many thanks and regards!
Artemi