"Angoram - on the Mighty Sepik River" Angoram by Bwana_Brown
Angoram Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 6 photos
My trip to Angoram was a short side-adventure from one of my visits to the power station at Wewak, on the north coast of Papua New Guinea. Although a 113-km (66-mile) road will get you there, after a scenic 3-4 hour drive, weather permitting, I flew in via a charter airplane to deal with a small problem at the local diesel generating station.
Angoram itself is a small town, consisting of a few banks and stores and with one main hotel. The town arose as one of the first adminstrative centres to be developed inland from the north coast of the country, and is located about 80-km upstream on the banks of the Sepik River, close to where the tributary Keram River joins. The Sepik River is one of the greatest in the world, draining a huge area in the north of PNG as it winds its way from the central mountains and through tropical rainforest for 1130-km (660-miles). The brown waters of this slow-moving river push 50-km (30-miles) out into the Bismarck Sea before the Pacific Ocean is able to tame them!
Angoram actually makes for quite a convenient jumping-off spot for explorations in this very remote part of our globe. In my case, I had a one-night stand and was back on the airplane the next day. This view toward the mouth of the Sepik gives some idea of the size of the river, even this far inland. Please see my 'General Tips' for a map showing the location of Angoram.
- Pros:A good exploration base for this exotic part of the world
- Cons:A very distant and expensive place to reach
- In a nutshell:You are really going to have to go out of your way to get here!
With the central 14,000+ foot (4400-m) mountain ranges dividing Papua New Guinea into northern and southern zones, at... more travel advice
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