September 05, 2008

River Cruise on a Floating Lodge

The Sepik River is one of the Greatest River Systems of the World.
It has a large catchment area and landforms that include swamplands, tropical rainforest and mountains. Biologically, the river system is possibly the largest uncontaminated freshwater wetland system in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Mighty Sepik River was first discovered by German explorer Dr Otto Finsch in 1885 and named after German Empress Kaiserin Augusta.
After the First World War, the Australian Government took over the German New Guinea and established a station on the middle Sepik at Ambunti.
The river name was also changed from Kaiserin Augusta to Sepik. It is believed that “Sepik” means “Great River”. Sepik has attracted little development and remains remarkably untouched by Western influences.
MV Sepik Spirit is a luxurious floating Lodge on the Sepik River.
You can visit indigenous villages along the Middle Sepik while staying in an air-conditioned floating Lodge.
For those interested in, please check the VIP New Guinea Executive Tour package on the following site.

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