Karawari Lodge was built in 1972 by a former Papua New Guinea patrol officer and member parliament, John Pasquerali. The Trans Niugini Tours group of companies acquired the Lodge in 1978 and have owned and operated it ever since. It has just been refurbished including the replacement of the thatched roof. This is the first complete new roof since the lodge was constructed 47 years ago.
MAIN LODGE BUILDING
The main Lodge building is constructed in the style of a traditional Sepik Haus Tambaran, or Spitrit House and is also called a men,s house. Traditionally these Spirit house were only used by the men in the village and was a place where sacred objects were kept as well as a place where initiation ceremonies took place.