PNG Frontier Adventures was founded and self-funded back in 1999 and is operated from Wewak (capital of East Sepik Province) by Chris Karis, an indigenous Papua New Guinean from the Sepik River, supported by Susan Baker (English) who is the administration manager. Together, over many years, they have formed a strong bi-cultural link to benefit and assist both the overseas visitor and the Sepik River people through sustainable eco-tourism.
With Chris originating from the Middle Sepik region and having been initiated, he has the wealth of understanding of his culture and people and he is well known all along the river for his efforts to assist and support the river people through sustainable tourism. Susan, a European who has been a long term resident in PNG has a background in journalism and travel. She has travelled extensively on the river with a deep passion and respect for the river people, who in return have given her respect, trust and village status. This is combined with a deep passion for the people of the Sepik River and her understanding of both villagers and foreign visitors. With Chris and Susan working together this makes the partnership base a unique and complimentary duo in this eco-tourism venture.
PNG Frontier Adventures has built up a reputation of personal, sensitive and caring services for visitors from around the world and has the full backing from the Sepik River people themselves. (See our Testimonials)
PNG Frontier Adventures has been highly recommended in the Lonely Planet Guide Book
(in all editions since 2005), Trip Advisor
and Petit Futé