Origin Papua New Guinea founder and guide Blake Everson has been visiting the small island nation of Papua New Guinea for ten years and has made repeated visits to the Kosua of Bosavi. He is proud to have become an extended member of the tribe and in 2012 he married his wife, Catherine Everson, in a traditional Kosua Wedding Ceremony. In addition to the significant time devoted to the Mt. Bosavi Region of PNG, Blake has spent considerable time on the ground building an extensive network of friends in the Hela, Gulf and Milne Bay Provinces which further enhances his understanding and appreciation for tribal Papua New Guinea Culture.
The Kosua Tribe
The Kosua Tribe
The promotion of tourism in such isolated areas is known to be controversial. The decision of Origin Papua New Guinea to bring travelers from the developed world to experience traditional tribal culture was a difficult one. Only after lengthy and repeat discussions with village elders, chiefs and village citizens of the three Upper Kosua villages, was a mutually agreed upon immersive tourist program developed. It was decided that conscientious tourists would actually galvanize the cultural identity, strengthen environmental stewardship of the surrounding jungle, and provide a sustainable income for communities who have, so far, resisted the vexing voice of modern development.
During your stay, you will explore massive limestone caves, canoe down the swollen Hegigio River, trek through untouched rainforest, descend into Edenic Mount Bosavi Crater, intimately participate in cultural singsings, and live like a Kosua tribe member for the duration of your visit.