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

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Step back in time to the days of the ancient highlands salt trade, which was practised for generations before the arrival of people from the outside world. Witness the ingenuity of traditional Engan salt extraction methods and taste this unique and flavorsome salt produced 2,000 meters above sea level. The salt ponds are an hour and a half by road west of Wabag Town or 45 mins from Yaskom Resort to Yokonada Village followed a 30 min walk past lovely traditional gardens and through a small forest with creeks. You will need to book with local guides. The tour includes a demonstration of salt extraction methods and concludes with a feast of a traditional highlands mumu lunch of local foods slow cooked in an earth oven. CONTACT: Yaskom Lodge ---> Miok Tropical Tours ---> The Traditional Salt Extraction Method The salt is extracted by laying special tree trunks and branches in the ponds. After a period of several months soaking in the salt water, the wood is removed and burnt to ash seperating the salt from the wood. This salt is then wrapped in leaves and traded all around the highlands and down to East Sepik in the north and Gulf in the south.





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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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Step back in time to the days of the ancient highlands salt trade, which was practised for generations before the arrival of people from the outside world. Witness the ingenuity of traditional Engan salt extraction methods and taste this unique and flavorsome salt produced 2,000 meters above sea level. The salt ponds are an hour and a half by road west of Wabag Town or 45 mins from Yaskom Resort to Yokonada Village followed a 30 min walk past lovely traditional gardens and through a small forest with creeks. You will need to book with local guides. The tour includes a demonstration of salt extraction methods and concludes with a feast of a traditional highlands mumu lunch of local foods slow cooked in an earth oven. CONTACT: Yaskom Lodge ---> Miok Tropical Tours ---> The Traditional Salt Extraction Method The salt is extracted by laying special tree trunks and branches in the ponds. After a period of several months soaking in the salt water, the wood is removed and burnt to ash seperating the salt from the wood. This salt is then wrapped in leaves and traded all around the highlands and down to East Sepik in the north and Gulf in the south.





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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Step back in time to the days of the ancient highlands salt trade, which was practised for generations before the arrival of people from the outside world. Witness the ingenuity of traditional Engan salt extraction methods and taste this unique and flavorsome salt produced 2,000 meters above sea level. The salt ponds are an hour and a half by road west of Wabag Town or 45 mins from Yaskom Resort to Yokonada Village followed a 30 min walk past lovely traditional gardens and through a small forest with creeks. You will need to book with local guides. The tour includes a demonstration of salt extraction methods and concludes with a feast of a traditional highlands mumu lunch of local foods slow cooked in an earth oven. CONTACT: Yaskom Lodge ---> Miok Tropical Tours ---> The Traditional Salt Extraction Method The salt is extracted by laying special tree trunks and branches in the ponds. After a period of several months soaking in the salt water, the wood is removed and burnt to ash seperating the salt from the wood. This salt is then wrapped in leaves and traded all around the highlands and down to East Sepik in the north and Gulf in the south.





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.

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Step back in time to the days of the ancient highlands salt trade, which was practised for generations before the arrival of people from the outside world. Witness the ingenuity of traditional Engan salt extraction methods and taste this unique and flavorsome salt produced 2,000 meters above sea level. The salt ponds are an hour and a half by road west of Wabag Town or 45 mins from Yaskom Resort to Yokonada Village followed a 30 min walk past lovely traditional gardens and through a small forest with creeks. You will need to book with local guides. The tour includes a demonstration of salt extraction methods and concludes with a feast of a traditional highlands mumu lunch of local foods slow cooked in an earth oven. CONTACT: Yaskom Lodge ---> Miok Tropical Tours ---> The Traditional Salt Extraction Method The salt is extracted by laying special tree trunks and branches in the ponds. After a period of several months soaking in the salt water, the wood is removed and burnt to ash seperating the salt from the wood. This salt is then wrapped in leaves and traded all around the highlands and down to East Sepik in the north and Gulf in the south.





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