Iwokrama Rainforest Reserve

The Iwokrama Rainforest Reserve covers 3,710 square kilometers (almost a million acres) – an area so massive that it is hard to imagine its complete span. It is called the ‘Green Heart of Guyana’ for being the largest continuous woodland area and home to the best of nature – exotic wildlife including some of Guyana’s ‘giants’, as well as a diversity of bird and plant life. The Essequibo runs along the forest, livening up the ecosystem with an abundance of marine life. This was once the land of Makushis, where they hunted, fished and gathered food. History lovers will be happy to see scenes from their lives, depicted in petroglyphs around the region. Little-disturbed stretches of this virgin forest can be explored from different eco-lodges in the forest. Iwokrama’s biodiversity makes it one of the best wildlife destinations of South America.

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Iwokrama Rainforest Reserve

The Iwokrama Rainforest Reserve covers 3,710 square kilometers (almost a million acres) – an area so massive that it is hard to imagine its complete span. It is called the ‘Green Heart of Guyana’ for being the largest continuous woodland area and home to the best of nature – exotic wildlife including some of Guyana’s ‘giants’, as well as a diversity of bird and plant life. The Essequibo runs along the forest, livening up the ecosystem with an abundance of marine life. This was once the land of Makushis, where they hunted, fished and gathered food. History lovers will be happy to see scenes from their lives, depicted in petroglyphs around the region. Little-disturbed stretches of this virgin forest can be explored from different eco-lodges in the forest. Iwokrama’s biodiversity makes it one of the best wildlife destinations of South America.

Getting To And Around

Iwokrama Reserve is accessible via a short flight from Georgetown or road from any major town in Guyana via the Linden-Lethem Road.

Air

The closest airstrip to Iwokrama lies in the Fairview Village, which falls in the middle of the Georgetown to Lethem overland route. Multiple flights can be chartered during the day which allows for quick transfers. If you are short on time, Trans Guyana Airways offers a day trip that combines Iwokrama with Kaieteur Falls.

Road

Regional buses, private minibuses and 4x4 vehicles are the best way to travel the 6 to 8-hour long journey from the capital city of the country, Georgetown. This journey is longer than a quick flight but is the best way to see the rainforest up close and personal.

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