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 Itinerary 2nd - 16th July 2005

(Revised 20 May 2005 - may alter subject to weather conditions)

DAY 1-Saturday 2 July

DAY 2-Sunday 3 July

DAY 3 – Monday 4 July

DAY 4 – Tuesday 5 July

        Gusap is located about half way between Lae and  Madang where both the Ramu and the Markam Rivers have their source and is the centre for beef and sugar cane in PNG. It is about 1,500 feet above sea level. Gusap was an old war time airstrip and is now the Airstrip for Ramu's agricultural operation. Ramu has PNG's largest herd of cattle, 14,000 head. They are mostly Brahmans but they have some Bradford and Chabra crosses. Ramu is also the country's major grower of sugar cane. Oil palm, peanuts, forestry are additional agricultural interests.

Mololo Lodge lies nestled amongst coconut palms on a beautiful black sand beach,42km north of Madang. This scenic drive from Madang takes approx. 45 minutes on a sealed road through the lush tropical rainforest, past thatch roofed villages and copra plantations. Across the bay is 'Kar Kar Island' - an active volcano with a halo of smoke. Members will visit the Coconut & Cocoa Research Institute.

DAYS 5 & 6– Wednesday 6 & Thursday 7 July

DAY 7 - Friday 8 July

      Karawari Lodge stands majestically on a lone ridge amongst a vast expanse of dense tropical lowland rainforest. This is 'Arambrak' country, one of the most unspoiled areas of Papua New Guinea, with the Karawari River only 300 feet below.

DAY 8 - Saturday 9 July

DAY 9 - Sunday 10 July

      Bensbach is famous for it's Barramundi fishing and is a wonderful place to cruise the Bensbach River for fish or just enjoy the scenery and wildlife.

DAY  10 - Monday 11 July

DAY 11 - Tuesday 12 July

DAY 12 - Wednesday 13 July

DAY 13 - Thursday 14 July

DAY 14 - Friday 15 July

DAY 15 - Saturday 16 July

We look forward to enjoying our next adventure
...with you!