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Kumul Lodge

| P.O. Box 989, Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Here for a spare day at end of a mountaineering trip for some relaxing birding. Overall v enjoyable. Bird feeder at Lodge gives great views abd photo opps. Tagged onto an organised group and saw great birds including 4 birds of paradise spp. However I suspect my experience as a solo birder may have been less satisfactory as resident bird... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great place for birding with a bird feeder overlooked by a veranda and walks in the grounds. Interesting birding sites within an hour or so by road mean a good bird list is possible although you will need a local guide Supposed to be cold and wet but we had dry mild weather. Rooms are OK and electric blankets welcome.... More 

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Saipan, CNMI
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I went to Kumul lodge for six days in August, 2014 with photographing Birds of Paradise as my focus. Six days is a relatively long time to spend there and I expected to have gigabytes of BoP images to bring back with me. Birds - I got good photos of only the two BoP's that come to the lodge's feeder,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Our visit this time was during the Sing Sing festival in Mt Hagan. The lodge was filled to capacity. The food is basic but filling the birding as good as usual with bird of paradise sightings. We stayed in a different room this trip and it was quite noisy, room 13. We lost power one night during a hard rain... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We recently stayed at Kumul Lodge, a short drive northwest of Mt Hagen, and had a wonderful time! It is a landowner lodge, constructed entirely of local materials, and is unique in that it has feeders (with an observation deck) for close viewing/photographing of visiting birds including several Birds-of-paradise. As PNG birding is notoriously difficult, these are the best looks... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We spent four nights there and the power went out four times. That wouldn't have been so bad except that the electric blankets are the only source of warmth at the lodge. This wouldn't have been a problem had it been sunny and warm, but unfortunately, we had rain and cold. That said, the location is the best available for... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

our hosts were tanya and kenneth and they organised all our transport and travel needs we stayed for two weeks in october and saw most of the different birds in this area[lots of beautiful and unique birds].we had many unforgetable experiences in the local villages and valleys.The staff at kumul lodge were always helpful and friendly and the food was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

locally owned hotel in a stunning location with amazing atmosphere and birdwatching both for specialists and those who just enjoy nature. Food is plain though good fresh veges. Be prepared for cold and despite electric blankets rooms are cold in evening and night. Be careful of PNG's inflated costs with add on charges for all goods and services. It has... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Kumul Lodge is tucked away in forest up the hill from Mount Hagen. The drive up is beautiful and interesting with local impromptu markets on the roadside. it is very beautiful there. You can see Birds of Paradise there. The rooms are, well, rough. We had no warm or hot water and it was very cold. The rooms are made... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Kumul is awesome for it's birding and surrounding forest. The accommodation is good, but overpriced as are most places in PNG. The food was average. I had to keep reminding myslef that I was paying for the location and the pleasure of seeing birds of paradise come into the feeders and not so much the accommodation and food - the... More 

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