The Sepik is an immense river: both long and wide, it has a total of 1,500 tributaries. Its basin covers an area of over 30,000 mi² and is particularly abundant in flora and fauna.
The Sepik is often compared to the Amazon or the Congo river. It is a gigantic river, a world apart, to be explored with the fascination it inspires, particularly its basin and various tributaries. Some agencies organize cruises on comfortable boats, such as the Melanesian Discoverer, and have pleasant camping sites with good amenities, such as the Karawari Lodge. It is also possible to charter a motor pirogue or find a seat on a local goods transportation ship (rather unpredictable). Leaving from Wewak, on the North coast, you can reach the Sepik's middle valley on the road to Angoram or Pagwi. A simpler solution, although more expensive, is to fly to Amboin or Ambunti. The most interesting part of the Sepik is in the region of the Chambri lakes and the Kawari river.