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This ecological research station is in the village of Yupukari, upstream from Karanambu on the Rupununi River. The accommodation is rustic with electricity and running water.

The small lodge features four simple en-suite rooms to host researchers or visitors. As a guest you have the unique opportunity to support and participate in an ongoing field study of the black caiman, the largest member of the alligator family.Visitors can observe the capture from a separate boat, and assist in data collection as the caiman are weighed, measured and tagged.  

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Key info

  • Available*: Oct-Apr * The dates shown are when the accommodation is generally available. Please enquire for specific availability.

Wildlife trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Ultimate Guyana Nature Experience

This expertly guided group adventure takes you deep into Guyana’s pristine interior to explore its rainforests, rivers and savannahs, and see a remarkable variety of wildlife. Travelling by air, land, river and on foot you’ll stay in Amerindian villages, research stations, ranches and jungle lodges.

  • When to go: Mar-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 16 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,495 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour
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Rupununi Savannah

This diverse area of mixed savannah, moist tropical forest and mountain takes its name from the floodplain of the Rupununi River in the southwest of Guyana, along the border with Brazil – one of the country’s most complex ecosystems, and among the earth’s last great wildernesses.

  • Where: Southwest Guyana
  • Ideal for viewing: giant anteater, giant river otter, armadillo, anaconda, black caiman
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris, River safaris