Papua New Guinea

It is with good reason that Papua New Guinea markets itself as 'the great unknown'. Vast tracts of the country have no roads and are covered in dense rainforest which continues to slowly reveal its extraordinary flora and fauna to scientists. Getting around is slow, and the cities, particularly the capital, Port Moresby, have a reputation for violence and robberies.

The Kokoda Trail was used by Japanese troops in WWII and is a popular 60-mile hike. The country has some of the most intimidating airstrip landings on commercial flights in the world. It has the most languages of any country in the world, with 820.

Country

Papua New Guinea flag

Why you should go:

You like to explore.

Why you shouldn't:

You are a nervous flyer.

Map of Papua New Guinea