Kali Biru Genyem in Jayapura City, Papua Province
Natural attractions become the prime charms of Jayapura City in Papua Province. Even though it takes some time to get to the region, especially for outsiders, no one would regret visiting it during holidays. In terms of tourism, one of the most recommended vacation spots is called Genyem River. The local name is Kali Biru Genyem and it is located in Berab Village at Nimbokrang Sub-District. The name represents the beauty of the river indeed. “Kali” means river while “Biru” means blue. As the name suggests, it is known for its astonishing clear bluish color!
Kali Biru Genyem is located under the feet of a mountain, so it offers a refreshing air and calming nuance. Plus, the panorama looks great up there. Due to the popularity and a high number of visitors, the management set an entrance fee to the location. The money is used to improve the facility and take care of the environment, after all. What about beauty? As mentioned earlier, the river’s prime charm is none other than the color, which looks clear and blue. It is refreshing and lures people to get in it, for sure. Next, the site is surrounded by lush trees and small plants. Tourists can even find some wooden facilities there including gazebos and pier.
Exploring Kali Biru Genyem
As for motive, tourists have a different reason for visiting Kali Biru Genyem. The most common one is to watch the beauty of the river directly. The bluish color is quite soothing, after all. It even helps visitors to relax by simply watching the river. Here is the thing. In order to reach the site, tourists must pass through a hill and mountainous route. For the information, the river resides near to Mayalibit Bay, so tourists can drop by later.
Some locals also call it Warabiae. The next motive to visit it is definitely to enjoy either swimming or bathing in the river. The refreshing water never fails to lure everyone, after all. However, the depth is around 5 meters, so everyone should be careful when bathing in it. At noon, the river even looks more astonishing! It is because the ray of the sun reflects beautifully on the water.
After enjoying some time in Kali Biru Genyem, tourists should not forget to visit the famous local settlement and meet villagers. It is even possible to rest and sleep in a villager’s house. Not to mention tourists can get more information about the river from those people. Later, before going home, they should try some local foods too!
- Sinokisi Beach
- Suwae Resort
How to Get There
From Jakarta City, tourists should take an airplane at Soekarno – Hatta International Airport and head to Jayapura City (Sentani Airport) directly. During good weather, the flight only takes around 5 hours and 15 minutes. From Sentani, they can take Raya Sentani Genyem and head to Berab Village at Nimbokrang Sub-District. The distance is 61.6 km, so this trip would take around 1 hour and 32 minutes. Due to easy accessibility, tourists don’t even need to hire a local guide to get to Genyem River!
Where to Stay
- Om Alex Homestay