Where and What is Timberhead?
Situated 15 miles as the crow flies from Georgetown, Timberhead overlooks savannah bordering the Pokerero creek and is surrounded by rainforest. There are three lodges with double and single beds, crisp linen sheets and adequate nets designed for comfort and peace of mind.
Timberhead’s three lodges were contracted to be built in 1991 by Amerindians from the nearby village of Santa Mission, located a few miles down the Pokerero creek, constructed *entirely from local materials* as a retreat and haven from life’s busy schedule. It is now one of Guyana’s leading interior resorts. In its short history Timberhead has already been honoured to welcome British Royalty.
You can visit Timberhead for a day, leaving early in the morning and returning to Georgetown by 6pm or you can stay overnight and longer. The resort is about an hour from Cheddi Jagan International Airport and we can transfer visitors directly from flight during daylight hours. The journey to Timberhead is made by road and water. Our driver will take you to our Coverden marina on the Demerara River, from where you will travel across the Demerara river and into the Kamuni creek. Many guests describe the entire journey as a “film-set ride”, with overhanging vegetation and the water the colour of tea, stained by the dense vegetation on the banks.
What can I do at Timberhead?
You can swim with provided life jackets, canoe or fish in the black water creek or walk the well marked forest trails. Bird-watching is popular and avid bird watchers have often spotted over 200 different species during their stay. Indoor and outdoor games are available or you can just laze the day away in a hammock, after enjoying our delicious Guyanese and Caribbean cuisine, a local bar is available.
At nightfall Timberhead undergoes a stunning transformation! Overnight guests can close their day with a barbecue under the stars. You can then go on a river safari, when the glowing red eyes of caiman may be spotted, along with the beautiful nocturnal water lilies.
Most of Timberhead’s staff members originate from the Amerindian village close by and our chef specializes in both local and foreign cuisine and also have a wealth of local knowledge to impart to visitors. * Due to high winds and heavy rain affecting our trooli roofs, we were forced to replace the trooli roof with metallic design roofing also the main lodge is currently undergoing appropriate changes which will further enhance the comfort of our visitors.
Make reservations and do come and join us.
Management of Timberhead Eco Resort.