This comfortable lodge on the North Rupununi savannah lies on the outskirts of the small Amerindian village of Annai, in the foothills of the Pakaraima Mountains.
Guests are accommodated in eight well-furnished and spacious, self-contained rooms in two guesthouses, and looked after by the family and their friends in the old ranch house. All rooms have either a double or twin beds fitted with mosquito nets, en suite bathroom with hot water shower and flushing toilet – the décor is simple with brick walls and tiled floors. Mosquito-netted hammocks that hang on each verandah are perfect for a relaxing siesta or cool sleep in the night breeze.
Owned by an Englishman who arrived as an agricultural volunteer in the late 1960s and stayed on, the lodge is run by members of his family and courteous trilingual (English, Portuguese and Makushi) staff. Meals are served in the dining room under the mango trees; most produce is grown on the property and the cuisine is an interesting blend of Creole, Guyanese and Brazilian. With its lush tropical gardens and flowering trees, the lodge resembles an oasis in the savannah, and attracts many species of birds, particularly nectar feeders such as hummingbirds and frugivores, while nearby patches of light forest are home to certain antbirds and flycatchers, and the grasslands support an avifauna of their own. At dawn you can often hear howler monkeys in the nearby mountains.
Available*: Jan-Dec* The dates shown are when the accommodation is generally available. Please enquire for specific availability.
is featured in the following itinerary:
This exceptional adventure penetrates the densely forested interior of Guyana, the ‘land of many waters’. Staying in Amerindian villages and former cattle ranches, you will travel by light aircraft, four-wheel-drive vehicle, dugout canoe, and on foot, discovering the rich and colourful birdlife and searching for jaguar.
When to go: Sep-Apr
Duration inc. flights: 13 days
Price inc. flights: From £5,395 pp
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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