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#13 Papua New Guinea Trails

Papua New Guinea is a natural wonderland. Boasting lush green jungles and mountainous peaks, this is a tranquil spot that beckons those with an eye for the unspoilt. But those who head here to trek the island’s twisting tracks and trails often discover hidden dangers.

Indeed, the Kokoda and Black Cat Trails tend to prove popular, but both present significant hazards that should not be underestimated. The surroundings might be picturesque, but navigating Papua New Guinea’s trails is anything but simple. There are thick forests, raging rivers and challenging climbs to overcome. And then there’s the constant risk of contracting a tropical disease. Also factor in the ancient tribes that still live here, the ruthless bandits that often lie in wait, machetes in hand, and it’s clear that this can be a perilous place. People have been murdered on these trails so you might want to look for a safer destination.

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