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Guyana Wildlife: South America’s wild frontier

13 days from £5,520pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Guyana

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Overview & Highlights

Travelling in a small group on fixed dates, this nature experience visits virgin rainforest, savannah and ancient tablelands over which spill the stunning Kaieteur Falls. The undisturbed landscapes are populated by a proliferation of wildlife: birdwatching is especially rewarding.

Joining like-minded travellers, this holiday introduces you to the emerging wildlife destination that is English-speaking Guyana, formerly British Guiana. The Caribbean coast is a tangle of mangroves and sugar cane plantations. Inland is a landscape of savannah and rainforest; of ancient tablelands and waterfalls. In the back-country lodges here the few visitors are warmly welcomed. In the south, the wildlife, so rarely disturbed, seems oblivious to observers.

Wilderness waterfalls, vast tropical rainforests and horizon-bending grasslands: a nation the size of Great Britain, Guyana is unrivalled for its spectacular natural attractions and diversity of wildlife. Expect to spot all varieties of animals and birdlife from the cock-of-the-rock to the Black caiman, the tiny golden frog to the rare giant river otter- and maybe even a watchful jaguar.

After arriving in the idiosyncratic capital, Georgetown, you will head inland to the spectacular Kaieteur falls followed by the verdant nature reserve of Iwokrama Forest and onwards through Amerindian communities to the famous Karanambu Lodge. Guyana is rapidly becoming one of the most important ecotourism havens in Latin America- and it’s not difficult to see why.

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  • Day trip to Kaieteur Falls by air
  • Guided shared excursions from Iwokrama River Lodge
  • Guided shared explorations from Surama Eco Lodge,
  • Guided shared excursions from Karanambu Ranch
  • Guided shared excursions from Caiman House Field Station
  • Guided shared city tour of Georgetown

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