Thursday, December 04, 2008

Use local trekking companies to walk the Kokoda Trail

Hi Malum

My brother and I walked the Kokoda Track at the beginning of November 2008 using a local guide and two local porters from Kokoda Station.

The trip took the commercialism feel of the Ozzy companies away from the trip and gave us a more natural and relaxed trek, which we both found to be much more enjoyable.

Our contact was Edric Ogomeni eogomeni@bankpng.gov.pg, who arranged the contacts for us.

Tony was a very capable guide and Ray and Fran├žois were a pleasure to trek with

The Kokoda boys are setting up their own trekking company called 'Foot Steps, Kokoda', and I strongly recommend that if you want to go native then trekkers should get in touch with these boys.

Looking forward already to the Black Cat in 2010

Regards

Dave Jackson
Baggi
AGSL
1st Herford Scout Group
BFPO 15

http://www.justgiving.com/baggi2

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