Welcome to the Experience of a Lifetime!
Step into the Iwokrama Rainforest in Central Guyana, one of the world’s last frontier forests, waiting for adventurers seeking a truly unique experience! An oasis among the jungle canopy, the River Lodge is the only establishment of its kind. Designed for scientific research and sustainable usage, the Lodge also serves as a comfortable launching point for those interested in deeper exploration of the surrounding Jungle reserve.
Tourism & Sustainable Development
The forest is a vast wilderness of nearly a million acres – a protected area and homeland to the Makushi people who have used the forest for generations. A unique blend of technology, ancient culture, and traditional knowledge, Iwokrama fulfills its mandate and promise to the world.
Community Development and Training
Iwokrama is exceptional among conservation organizations because it joins with local people in every aspect of its work. From research to business, Iwokrama ensures local economic and social benefits from forest use and conservation.
Scientific Research and Monitoring
Iwokrama International Centre works continuously to further the world’s knowledge of nature and the environment. Research in climate change, species monitoring, hydrology, and forest mapping are just a few of the many projects at the River Lodge.
Accommodations and Activities
From the comfort of our sustainably designed cabins, view the wide variety of wildlife that surrounds the Lodge. Cabins are self-contained with 24 hour solar-powered electricity and a wrap-around verandah with hammocks. Lying in your hammock, you will have a pristine view of the mighty Essequibo River.
After an exciting day of discovery and exploration, you can enjoy a cool drink and traditional Guyanese cuisine in the restaurant and bar overlooking the river. Enjoy internet access, gift shop and a small convenience store:
- Canopy Walkway
- Indian Island House
- Turtle Mountain Hike
- Nocturnal Wildlife Spotting Cruise
- Wildlife/Jaguar Spotting by Road
- Bird Watching
- Trail Walks
- Amerindian Petroglyphs
- Kurupukari Rapids
- Boat Ride
Bulletwood Tour – 2 days, 1 night
Canopy walkway, Nocturnal Wildlife cruise, Boat ride and hike to Turtle Mountain
Greenheart Tour – 3 days, 2 nights
Canopy Walkway, Nocturnal Wildlife cruise, Boat ride and hike to Turtle Mountain, Wildlife trails, Kurupukari Rapids, Amerindian Petroglyphs, Boat trip to Indian House Island.
Purpleheart Tour – 4 days, 2 nights
Canopy Walkway, Nocturnal Wildlife cruise, Boat ride and hike to Turtle Mountain (overnight), Guided trails, Kurupukari Rapids, Amerindian Petroglyphs, Fairview Village visit and Boat trip to Indian Island House.
Iwokrama River Lodge
Office: 77 High Street, Kingston, Georgetown
Facility: Potaro/Siparuni, Region 8, Kurupukari