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Guyana isn't Latin: it sits alone on the continent of South America as an ex-British colony, sharing a Caribbean flavour where English is the first language and cricket the national sport. Culturally it's a remarkable and unique melting pot of Afro-Caribbean, Amerindian, European, Brazilian and Asian influences: in the capital, Georgetown, a Hindu temple may sit happily next to a jerk-chicken fast food outlet while reggae music thunders from the bar across the road.

The country is composed of vast areas covered by virgin rainforest, savannah and ancient tablelands over one of which spill the stunning Kaieteur Falls. Deep in the almost untrodden interior there is magnificent jungle scenery and a plethora of wildlife unrivalled on the continent. Jaguars, giant otters, tapirs and over 800 bird species roam undisturbed.

This is true wilderness. It isn’t easy to get around. The Caribbean coastline is a steamy, stretch of muddy mangrove forest, through which a paved coast road runs eastwards from Georgetown towards Suriname; there are just a few dirt roads heading inland. Travel is by river, dirt road or by light plane.

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This ex-British colony is a remarkable and unique melting pot of Afro-Caribbean, Amerindian, European, Brazilian and Asian influences. Covered in vast areas of virgin rainforest, savannah and ancient tablelands it is a true wilderness; the highlight being Kaieteur Falls. With a tropical climate it is hot and humid year round. The north of the country experiences two wet seasons – May-June and December-February. The south and the Rupununi has only one wet season, May-August. Travel in the interior is easier in the dry season as roads can get very muddy when it rains and attractions are more easily accessible. However travelling by boat in the wetter months can be a peaceful and magical option and you can see much wildlife in the treetops.
The best months to visit for wildlife viewing and exploring the interior are February-April and September-November. This is when there are most visitors, though lodges are rarely full.

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