You will catch your breath at every turn on your journey through Enga...

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...with the seemingly endless spectacular scenery - a region with majestic mountains, sweeping valleys, fast flowing rivers and and thunderous waterfalls. Still relatively undiscovered by tourists, Enga offers a true adventure through pristine nature combined with fascinating traditional cultures. Enga Province, is the highest province in Papua New Guinea at over 2000 meters altitude. It covers an area of around 12,800 km2 and has a population of more than 200,000 people with the majority still existing in a traditional way of life. While all the other provinces in Papua New Guinea contain scores of different language groups, Enga is unique in that it is dominated by one language, called Enga, hence the name of the Province. Even so, there is still enormous diversity between and within the districts. There are two major rivers in Enga Province, the Laigap and the Lai. The Laigap is one of the main tributaries for the Fly River and the Lai is proudly referred to as the 'head' of the epic Sepik River by the Engan people. Enga is divided into 6 districts, Wabag, Kandep, Kompiam, Lagaip-Porgera and Wapenamanda. The capital of the province is Wabag Town. The main street of Wabag was originally an airstrip and an important center in the 1930's as the Highlands was being colonised. Today, Wabag is a rapidly growing town that sits on the Highlands Highway, the longest highway in Papua New Guinea, which connects the interior of the country to the coast. The other major centers in the province apart from Wabag include Wapenamanda, where the airport is located, Laiagam, which has a government and botanical research station and Porgera, where the Porgera gold mine is.





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Wander through time and discover Enga's historical pre-Colonial customs and way of life at the Take Anda Museum...

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A stay at Kumul Lodge is like entering a forested cocoon. Nestled on slopes of the Mount Hagen Ranges amongst ancient highlands forests, which are still intact today, this lodge is one of the few places in the world where you can see magnificient Bird of Paradise species in their natural habitat in comfort. Using traditional architectural styles and building materials combined with modern fixtures, the lodge blends the old and the new perfectly making your stay here an experience of comfort, relaxation and tranquility. An exquisite array of bird calls herald the start and end of each day and the lodge has a viewing platform overlooking where the birds come to feed throughout the day. Kumul Lodge offers half and full day bird watching through the forests surrounding it and further afield. Rare species of orchids also abound in these forests, and orchid tours can also be arranged. Kumul Lodge is an hour's drive from Wabag Town and 30 mins drive from Wapenamanda Airport and promises to be one of the highlights of your visit to Enga.





Take a drive to one of PNG's highest lakes,

Lake Ivae, and enjoy the fresh produce and views  at Yaskom Resort-Hotel

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One of the highest lakes in Papua New Guinea, Lake Ivae on the Sirunki Plateau, is a 40 minute drive west from Wabag Town, through rolling mountains and valleys lined with rows and patches of local food gardens and agricultural projects. Lake Ivae has been created by a large patchment basin that is part of the Lai Valley. It's the source of one of Enga's major rivers, the Lai, which is the major tributary of the Sepik River. Lake Ivae is the habitat for a host of birds, fish and insects. The best place to appreciate the lake is from the Lake Ivae Balcony Bar at Yaskom Resort Hotel, particularly at sunset. Yaskom Resort serves breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as accomodation if you choose to stay the night and explore the area.





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Walk in the footsteps of the ancient Highlands salt trade at the Mulisos Yokonda Salt Ponds and see the  ingenuity of Enga's traditional salt makers.

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One of the highest lakes in Papua New Guinea, Lake Ivae on the Sirunki Plateau, is a 40 minute drive west from Wabag Town, through rolling mountains and valleys lined with rows and patches of local food gardens and agricultural projects. Lake Ivae has been created by a large patchment basin that is part of the Lai Valley. It's the source of one of Enga's major rivers, the Lai, which is the major tributary of the Sepik River. Lake Ivae is the habitat for a host of birds, fish and insects. The best place to appreciate the lake is from the Lake Ivae Balcony Bar at Yaskom Resort Hotel, particularly at sunset. Yaskom Resort serves breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as accomodation if you choose to stay the night and explore the area.





Bliss out in the tranquility of Kumul Lodge, renowned worldwide for its spectacular birdwatching trails...

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A stay at Kumul Lodge is like entering a forested cocoon. Nestled on slopes of the Mount Hagen Ranges amongst ancient highlands forests, which are still intact today, this lodge is one of the few places in the world where you can see magnificient Bird of Paradise species in their natural habitat in comfort. Using traditional architectural styles and building materials combined with modern fixtures, the lodge blends the old and the new perfectly making your stay here an experience of comfort, relaxation and tranquility. An exquisite array of bird calls herald the start and end of each day and the lodge has a viewing platform overlooking where the birds come to feed throughout the day. Kumul Lodge offers half and full day bird watching through the forests surrounding it and further afield. Rare species of orchids also abound in these forests, and orchid tours can also be arranged. Kumul Lodge is an hour's drive from Wabag Town and 30 mins drive from Wapenamanda Airport and promises to be one of the highlights of your visit to Enga.





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Be captivated by the skill and story-telling through Enga's unique sand paintings in the Take Anda Art Gallery.

MORE ABOUT LAKE IVAE


One of the highest lakes in Papua New Guinea, Lake Ivae on the Sirunki Plateau, is a 40 minute drive west from Wabag Town, through rolling mountains and valleys lined with rows and patches of local food gardens and agricultural projects. Lake Ivae has been created by a large patchment basin that is part of the Lai Valley. It's the source of one of Enga's major rivers, the Lai, which is the major tributary of the Sepik River. Lake Ivae is the habitat for a host of birds, fish and insects. The best place to appreciate the lake is from the Lake Ivae Balcony Bar at Yaskom Resort Hotel, particularly at sunset. Yaskom Resort serves breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as accomodation if you choose to stay the night and explore the area.





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