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This lodge offers accommodation in the heart of the Iwokrama Rainforest in nine large timber and thatch cabins – each beautifully situated on the banks of the mighty Essequibo River with private facilities and solar powered electricity.

The River Lodge is equipped with a restaurant, lounge and bar, library, store, science labs and a business centre; and whilst it’s remote it has all that you could possibly need for a comfortable stay. Hammocks are hung on the verandahs of each cabin for guests to enjoy, and the birdwatching here is excellent. The adventurous may wish to head deeper into the forest for a night or two at one of the field station’s six satellite camps. 

Turtle Mountain Camp is roughly a 30-minute boat ride down stream from the lodge and it has wooden open-air sleeping huts, a dining hut, and flush toilets. Visitors to satellite camps sleep in hammocks with specially designed mosquito nets.

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This accommodation is featured in the following itineraries:

Caribbean Wilderness

Journey to the Caribbean to explore untouched rainforest, sprawling savannahs and tropical reefs that offer a variety of captivating wildlife encounters and incredible nature experiences. This itinerary combines birding in Trinidad with the diverse wildlife and scenery of Guyana, before a few days relaxation in Tobago.

  • When to go: Sep-Apr
  • Duration inc. flights: 19 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £7,645 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Rainforests, Savannahs & Wetlands

Guyana is a tiny but wildlife rich country containing pristine rainforest. Giant river otters, caiman, extraordinary flora and lekking sites for the spectacular cock-of-the-rock, together with the spectacular Kaieteur Falls, all combine to make this tour the perfect introduction to bird and wildlife watching.

  • When to go: Nov
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £6,695 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

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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Iwokrama Rainforest

Named after the 1,000-metre-high Iwokrama Mountains that lie at its heart, this area of dense rainforest covers some 3,710 square kilometres of central Guyana, and is one of the world’s four remaining pristine tropical forests – along with those in the Congo, New Guinea, and Amazonia.

  • Where: Central Guyana
  • Ideal for viewing: red howler monkey, red-and-green macaw, Guianan cock-of-the-rock, black caiman, black spider monkey
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris, River safaris, Jaguar watching