Guyana is a country located in the north tip of South America, bordering Brazil, Suriname and Venezuela. In the last few years, it has been emerging as a gem in the ecotourism market. It’s lush interior, cascading waterfalls, virgin rainforest and tropical wildlife rival the best nature destinations in the world.
The rainforest covers 80% of the land, and possess one of the highest levels of biodiversity on Earth. The Jaguar, Giant River Otters, Black Caiman, Harpy Eagle, Hoatzin and several sea turtle species inhabit this small country. And it is also an excellent destination for bird lovers. Some of the species that can be found are the magnificent Guianan Cock-of-the-rock, Toco Toucans, Scarlet Macaw and Red-billed.
Kaieteur Falls is one of Guyana’s big highlight, and they are five times the height of Niagara!
As an ex-British colony, the national language is English, though the culture is decidedly Creole and has a Caribbean flavour. Like many former colonies in the Caribbean, Guyana is mad about cricket and locals will happily discuss the international scene with willing fanatics!
Guyana has a substantial indigenous population such as the Surama community. They offer visitors a unique opportunity to experience traditional tribal life in the forest. A hammock camp will be your base for night walks, canoe trips and hikes through the forest in search of wildlife.