Papau New Guinea
The Trip-Finder, January 1998
Touring the Southern Highlands
The Route: Fourteen to 21 days canoeing and riverboating along the Sepik River and trekking in the southern highlands, home to the Huli Wigmen and other native tribes.
When to go: March to April, July to November
Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Travel advisory: Stay tuned for news on food shortages in Papua New Guinea. The recent outburst of fires in Indonesia has drastically reduced food supplies in the region. Though it won’t affect tourists, it will affect locals.
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