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Guyana:safari to go with Caribbean islands
 
Jung jaguar: prince of the jungle
 
Amerindian canoe: the rivers are still the main traffic ways
 
Cock of the Rock: one of the bird species of Guyana
 
Amerindian
 
Garden Eden and paradise located side by side:
Guyana is the continuation of the Caribbean chain of islands onto the South American continent. This country with its pristine tropical forests, jaguars hunting tapirs and monkeys, and its countless rivers inhabited by giant otters, caimans and anacondas, culturally and economically forms part of the Caribbean. That’s how it was thousands of years ago when Arawak and Carib Indians set out to populate the northern islands with their one-log canoes, and that’s how it still is today. Guyana’s official language is English, the radios here play reggae music, the most popular beer is the ‘Carib’, and the capital Georgetown with its Victorian timber palaces and churches is considered the Garden City of the Caribbean.

However, Guyana is a different world:
It’s the size of Great Britain but populated by a mere 750,000 people. Most of them are of Indian, African or European descent and live on the narrow costal strip. The interior of the country belongs to the Amerindians: Carib, Arawak, Makushi, Wapi-shana, and Waiwai self-governed tribal areas with their people hunting, fishing and farming – just as they always did. Four fifths of the country is covered by tropical forest. The vast savannah stretches across the south west. Golden sandy beaches line the streams and rivers, the gold and diamonds in their beds colouring the water a shade of honey or amber. Kaieteur Falls, the world’s highest water falls, gush down a drop of 700 feet from Pakaraima Mountains – this remote place can only be reached by plane or on foot.
Travel-information Guyana

Good flight connections are available from Grenada, Tobago, Trinidad and Barbados to Guyana several times a day with LIAT, BWIA or Caribbean Star. Leave the beach chair behind for a couple of days and go on an expedition! You’ll be picked up at the airport and taken to a lodge of your choice by jeep and boat. Places that are very remote can be accessed by plane. Of course you can also combine different lodges and resorts, or you might fancy one of the adventure packages, e.g. "Guyana Highlights" or the "Private safari accross Guyana". Your travel agency will tell you all about the options you have with your stay in the Caribbean.

The best time for travelling
if you want to go on a safari in Guyana is January to April and September to November. May to mid-July is the rain period. Large areas of the savannah in the south west are flooded and not accessible for vehicles before the end of August. The best chance of spotting jaguars is in the mating season in May.

Travelling Inland: once you leave the densely populated coastal strip, there’s a better-type gravel road leading inland up to Lethem, otherwise only tracks and waterways. Rivers are crossed by ferry or pontoon brides. Your drivers know their way around and will take you to your lodge safely.

Inland flights: small-sized airliners fly from Georgetown to Lethem on a daily basis and stop over in Anai or Karanambu on request. Charter flights to Kaieteur Falls are offered once or twice a week. Starting points: Georgetown, Baganara and Shanklands.
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