PAPUA New Guinea’s remote Hela province, in the north-central part of the country’s southern highlands, is home to the indigenous Huli tribal clan of hunter-gatherers.
It’s also the only place in the world where you will find the King of Saxony bird of paradise, and a plethora of other winged wonders. It is a region steeped in history, mystery, myth, and diversity.
Between them, Papua New Guinea’s seven million people speak more than 800 indigenous languages. Some 80% live in rural areas where modern services have never existed and more than a third of the population is illiterate.