Sheer cliffs of Mount Roraima, Guyana

At a glance

  • Exotic wildlife
  • Unchartered territories
  • Colonial Georgetown

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Discover a natural paradise of incredible wild beauty

One of the last frontiers of Latin America is the English speaking nation of Guyana. As one of the most bio-diverse countries in the world, Guyana is the ideal destination if you are a wildlife lover. The unchartered forests of Guyana are home to over 800 species of bird, numerous insects, reptiles and mammals, including the Neotropical big five – the jaguar, giant river otter, giant ant eater, black caiman and the harpy eagle.

  • Much of the country is pristine, densely forested wilderness making it one of the world’s top eco-tourism destinations
  • The capital city of Georgetown has a distinct Caribbean ambience yet it also has recognisable British influences such as the architecture
  • The Iwokrama Forest is one of the last pristine tropical forests in the world and covers 1430 mile2 of land in central Guyana
  • Five times the height of Niagara Falls are the breathtaking Kaieteur Falls which can reach a width of 126 metres
  • Following an exploration of Guyana you can continue your exploration with visits to Suriname and French Guiana or relax on the Caribbean island of Tobago

Good to know

Time difference:

GMT -4

Capital:

Georgetown

Currency:

Guyanese dollar

Flying time to destination:

14 hours

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When to visit

Jan 29°c
Feb 29°c
Mar 30°c
Apr 30°c
May 30°c
Jun 30°c
Jul 31°c
Aug 32°c
Sep 32°c
Oct 32°c
Nov 31°c
Dec 29°c
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Kuoni Insider

For me Guyana is the most unique place I’ve been to, untouched by mass tourism, it is just you and the wildlife. The people are so proud and welcoming and each place feels like home for the few days you’re staying at the lodge.

For me the highlight is being able to see the animals in their natural habitat – watching the howler monkeys play by the Rupununi River was fantastic.

Rachel Harris