Most operations for Bougainville are run out of Buka Island north of Bougainville. The capital city, Arawa, has intermittent power and is still being rebuilt after the conflict in the 90s.
Air Nugini has 4 flights a week from Port Moresby to Buka Island, from where a short boat ride across will get you to Bougainville.
Socialize with the locals and learn about their lifestyle. They are very friendly people.
This is a tropical island: Malaria is a problem, antibiotics recommended. Be sure to treat any open scratches with topical antibiotics as well.
This page was last edited at 09:48, on 11 January 2007 by Paul N. Richter. Based on work by Sarah Steever, Ryan Holliday and Andrew Haggard and Anonymous user(s) of Wikitravel.