When you visit Guyana, you’ll quickly discover there are some great personalities (characters) here. Guyana is filled with warm, welcoming people who not only know their country, but passionate about it and are proud to share it with the world.
Here is just a small sample of some of the interesting people you could encounter on your trip to Guyana, which we hope will be soon. After all, new friends await you.
For over 15 years, Raquel has served as the Director, Resource Management and Training at the Iwokrama International Centre. The centre, located along the Rupununi River in the heart of the Iwokrama rainforest, is dedicated to advancing the study of sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation. Raquel, a biologist, has made preserving this special part of the world her life’s work, and she’s delighted to share it with you.
Delven’s Backyard Café is one of Georgetown’s culinary treasures. The Backyard Café experience usually begins with you accompanying Delven on a morning shopping trip to the Bourda Market. Delven will introduce you to many of the fresh, local ingredients Guyana has to offer. You’ll finish your shopping, then return to the Backyard Café for a rum punch, while Delven cooks up an authentic Guyanese meal you’ll never forget.
Captain Gerry Gouveia
The best way to get to the Guyanese interior is by plane, and Captain Gerry Gouveia has been flying visitors there for decades. Gerry has seen the wonders of the Guyana rainforest, savannahs, mountains—and, of course, Kaieteur Falls—from above. Here him share what he believes truly makes Guyana special.
You don’t want to venture into the Guyanese jungle without a proper guide. Not to worry, though, Lisa Smith will make sure your trip into the interior will be the adventure of a lifetime. Lisa has been a nature guide for over 3 years, and knows how to best showcase all the wildlife and bird species Guyana is renowned for.