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Location & Overview:

 

Guyana also known as “The land of many waters” is the only country in South America that use English as their leading language. Whilst most ‘people mistakenly believe that Guyana is located within the Caribbean this is in fact incorrect. The actual location of Guyana is within the northern corner of South America. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the North; Brazil to the South & Southwest, Venezuela to the West and Suriname to the East - Guyana is surrounded by culture and is home to over 225 species of animal. 

 

 

3 Reasons to travel to Guyana:

 

  1. Kaieteur Falls Waterfall:

Guyana is home to the largest single drop waterfall in the world. This waterfall is nearly 5 times as tall as Niagara Falls. 

Things to know:

  • The waterfall is surrounded by Guyana’s rainforest meaning you will not be able to access it without booking an excursion with a professional touring company.

  • Most tours accommodate for 8 – 10 passengers and will need to be booked in advance.

  • Due to the nature of its location, you will be required to take a place to access the falls themselves.

  • The flight time is around 90 minutes from Georgetown’s Ogle airport. 

 

  1. Largest Water Lily in the world:

Ever heard of a lily growing up to approximately 6 feet in diameter? Well – Guyana is home to those too. The Victoria Regia also known as the Water Lily is Guyana’s national flower and is said to be able to support the weight of a small baby. 

Things to know:

  • You can find the leaves and flowers of the lilies floating in the still waters of the Rupununi. Specifically, you can visit Rewa’s Grass Pond and Karanambu Ranch. 

  • The flower changes from red to white, so if you time your visit well you can view the beginning of its transformation which usually takes place after dusk. 

 

  1. Iwokrama Forest

  • One of the four remaining pristine rainforests in the world, Iwokrama covers 3,710 square kilometres of Central Guyana. Iwokrama has more than 420 species of fish, 90 species of bat and more than 500 species of bird.

Things to know:

  • Iwokrama Canopy Walkway is accessible via a 15-minute walk via a forest trail. 

  • The bridges and decks of the walkway are approximately 30 metres in height and 154 metres in length. 

  • The Atta Rainforest Lodge is located at the beginning of the Iwokrama Forest and has 8 comfortable guestrooms.

 

 

Flying to Guyana

 

The two main airports for you to fly into are:

  • Georgetown OGL. Ogle Airport.

  • Georgetown GEO. Cheddi Jagan International Airport

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