Located in the north Rupununi, at the confluence of the Rewa and Rupununi rivers, Rewa’s magic is its remoteness. The Rewa River is otherwise uninhabited, so offers a unique opportunity to explore a virtually untouched habitat.
The pristine natural environment and tremendous biodiversity ensure there is a lot of wildlife: jaguar, tapir, giant river otter, monkeys, capybara, giant armadillo, caiman, giant river turtle, puma, peccary, anaconda and agouti are just some of the species you may see if lucky! There is an exceptional variety of birds in the area, and over the course of a two-day stay, you can encounter well over 125 species, including manakins, macaws, Guianan cock-of-the-rock, hummingbirds, toucans, and the spectacular harpy eagle!
The Amerindian village has a population of around 300 inhabitants, mostly made up of people from the indigenous Makushi tribe, along with a few Wapixani and Patamona families. The area around the village is renowned for its ecological diversity and abundance of wildlife, and in 2005 an ecolodge was started with a community grant provided by Conservation International.
There is no shortage of activities, as there are many opportunities to hike or walk, including the climb up nearby Awarmie Mountain for awe-inspiring views of the forest below, while a trip by dugout canoe offers possibilities to watch wildlife as you glide silently across an oxbow lake or drift peacefully down the river. Many large species of river fish, including tiger fish, piranha, arawana, payara and peacock bass await any keen sports fishermen. And, of course, you can explore the village to see something of the local way of life. Villagers practice subsistence farming, fishing and hunting with little opportunity for cash employment.
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