The Iwokrama Canopy Walkway and Atta Rainforest Lodge are jointly operated by the Amerindian community of Surama, Rock View Lodge, the Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation, and Wilderness Explorers. The CATS partnership is a model of ecotourism that demonstrates that the tourism sector, a conservation NGO, and an indigenous community can find joint economic success while providing an unsurpassed nature experience for international visitors.
Many of Guyana’s 840+ bird species are on unique display at the Canopy Walkway. Perched 33 meters (100 feet) above the forest floor, the walkway’s four spacious platforms give visitors a unique perspective impossible to gain from the ground below. In addition to the stunning variety of Guyanese avifauna, regular visitors to the canopy surrounding the walkway include at least four species of monkeys, two kinds of sloths, and a host of tropical insects that contribute to the biodiverse intensity of the Iwokrama rainforest. This state-of-the-art walkway has been designed to adapt as the trees to grow and is the only tourist canopy walkway in the Guiana Shield.
At the base of the walkway is Atta Rainforest Lodge, resting amidst towering trees and grassy lawns. The lodge provides comfortable accommodation with 8 private rooms, each with private, open-to-the sky bathrooms. Meals for lodge guests and day visitors are freshly prepared western and Amerindian delicacies. Guyanese cuisine may vary from what you are used to at home, so feel free to pop in the kitchen and see what and how we are preparing the meals!
The forest around the walkway contains important specimens of Guyana’s teeming flora and fauna universe. Day and evening nature walks are more than mere exercise… a stroll through this forest offers you a face-to-face glimpse at the fascinating wildlife – large and small – that make this one of the worlds most biodiverse regions.
Atta Rainforest Lodge is centrally located along the main road connecting Georgetown on the coast to Lethem on the Brazilian border. During the day, minivans that ply the route will drop you at the rugged path that leads up to the lodge grounds. Most visitors come in by vehicle from Surama Village, Iwokrama River Lodge, or Rock View Lodge in Annai, all of which are less than 90 minutes away by vehicle. The airstrip at Annai is the closest point of access for scheduled air service, however special arrangements can be made to fly into Fair View Village (near Iwokrama) or the airstrip at Surama Village. Advance bookings for ground transport are essential – use the live web chat tab on our website to contact request assistance with your travels.
Atta Rainforest Lodge (CATS)
C/o Wilderness Explorers
141 4th Street Campbellville, Georgetown
Tel: (592) 226 2085, 225- 1045
Fax: (592) 226 2085