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January 21, 2021
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Varirata Park an Essential Hub for Bird Watchers

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Bird Watching is an essential tourism activity in the country that attracts many tourists.

Apart from Papua New Guinea’s many tourism sites, the Varirata look-out at Sogeri outside of Port Moresby is ideal for bird watching.

It takes half an hour travelling to the famous Varirata Park at Sogeri outside of Port Moresby.

The Park is 833 meters above sea level, an ideal look-out for travelling tourists.

A thousand hectares of land area, this conserved jungle is home to various species of trees, palms, and bamboos among others, that form canopy like leaves with creeping vines.

For thousands of years it has been a home to different bird species like the famous Ragianna Bird of Paradise and the flightless cassowary.

As a hobby, bird watching has brought international tourists Frank Lambert and Hans Jornvall all the way from overseas.

Both Frank, from England, who is a biological consultant based in Malaysia; and Hans, a professor in medical chemistry at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, have keen interest in studying birds.

Together they say Papua New Guinea is one of the most magnificent places in the world with its scenic views.

However, they said the high cost of Tourism in Papua New Guinea is a challenge for them.

In addition, after hours of bird watching, they have proposed to have a motel situated close to the park.

And Sogeri Lodge, some believe, is the place to be as it provides the cheapest, affordable and best services to incoming tourists.

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