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Makara Bird View Lodge

Country Tours owns and operates one of the best wilderness lodges in the wild forests of Ambua-Tari Southern Highlands Provinces. It was officially opened in June , 2011 by Rt Honorable Guma Wao-Minister for Tourism Arts and Culture of the Papua New Guinea National Government. It was  officated by other VIPs including William Bando CEO Hela Transitional Authority, Jerry Agus-Director Planning & Policy-Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority and other local leaders.

This new lodge is named “Makara Bird View Lodge”. Makara is named after the river that flows beside the lodge.The lodge has 14 self contained and spacious rooms with hot water and heated communal lounge room. There is also a kitchen, dining room, and a wrap around balcony with bird feeding stations. It has private shower and toilet facilities in each room. Guests can observe and feed the many beautiful birds, as well as view the spectacular waterfall. Makara Lodge is built within the rainforest and is a superb birders and nature lovers’ Paradise. It’s the gateway to Tari from Mt Hagen and Mendi, the home of Huli wigman. It takes only a minute to walk into the lodge when you get off from our pick up bus or when you are driving to the lodge on your own. It takes you 30 minutes to get to the lodge from Tari airport. (Air Niugini runs weekly services). The lodge has a  24 hour electricity with back up genset. Sufficient conference facilities and secure car parking area. For safety the lodge has 24 hour security by the locals. However there is no security alert on this part of the world. The architecture and style of the buildings are built mostly by natural material to suit the setting. Meals are of western and local cuisine prepared by Chef Henry Apia who was in the kitchen for over 20 years with his fast emloyers. With this vast wealth of experience he can make your stay a home, sweet home with good quality meals. There are Lodge based nature or cultural tour packages available. However  we can tailor tour packages including this new lodge with others around the country for you. Meet the most senior birding guide Mr. Benson Hale who also hails from this area and manages this new lodge. He joined Country Tours in May, 2011. For bird or nature lovers, this is the lodge we recommend you to stay as it does not only bring you closer to the nature but you hear and  see birds just outside when you look out from your window or sit on your dinning table. Get lost in this wilderness lodge and breath that WANTED fresh air for a life times’ experience.

Country Tours is a Reputable Papua New Guinean owned Inbound Tour Operator in Papua New Guinea and does the following tours and activities all over Papua New Guinea. They do Bird watching, Trekking & Adventure, Cultural Festivals, Shore Excursions for cruise ships and private jet charter flight passengers, 4WD Safari, Scuba Diving & Special Interest Tours, village or daily town or island tours, car rentals, accommodation and airline booking and ticketing, airport/hotel transfers, meet/ greet services. Apart from tour programs they publish on their comprehensive website, they can tailor programs to suit your specific interests at any time of the year. These special programs would be put together upon request.

Country Tours runs tours with own fleets of new vehicles ranging from cars, buses, 4x4 to trucks. Even if you cannot reach your wanted destination by road they can fly you there. They have a dedicated and enthusiastic staff and with your corporation, they can make your dreams come true. Come and Experience “A Million Different Journeys”with us now. For further information we are  only an email away.Please try us on one of these email addresses.  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we will get back to you in less than 24hours time.

Wako Napasu
Managing Director Country Tours Ltd

Board member-Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority
General Secretary-Papua New Guinea Tour Operators Association Inc
Representing over 30 tour operators in the PNGTPA Board


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