Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New Trekking and Birding Site in Arfak Mountains

Last week I arranged a trip for 2 Dutch tourists, Herman and Elizabeth to Arfak mountains. I introduced Mupi Gunung to them. It is a new trekking and birding site in Arfak mountains of Manokwari regency.  They were the first tourists who visited the area. They stayed in Mupi Gunung for 2 weeks and were able to watch paradise birds and tree kangaroo. 

The slopes leading to the area are steep and slippery. It took 9 hours of walking through densed forest to reach Mupi Gunung. Fortunately, they could reach their destination.
Mupi Gunung is a small cluster of families in the middle of Arfak mountains. There are only 3 families living in the area.  So, the rainforest is not much influenced by human activities compared to other villages in Arfak mountains that have much larger population and more hunting or slash and burn farming activities.

Visitors who go there will be able to see more wild animals in greater varieties. Both Herman and Elizabeth highly recommends Mupi Gunung for anybody who wants to see the wildlife of New Guinea.
Please contact me by email peace4wp@gmail.com or send text message to my cell phone: +6281332245280 if you want to visit Mupi Gunung of Manokwari.

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