You get a bird’s-eye view of 96.5-sq-km Danau Sentani, snaking its way between picturesque green hills, as you fly in or out of Sentani. This beautiful lake has 19 islands and numerous fascinating Papuan fishing villages of wooden stilt houses along its shores.
If you’ve got time between flights you can hire a taxi and driver at the airport for half a day to scoot about some of the sights. Expect to pay anywhere up to 800,000Rp. One trustworthy Sentani driver is Ali Rumaf.