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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

That was exactly what I wanted to do during my long weekend: transplant myself in the Guyanese wilderness. Since I previously had experienced many a wilderness area in the world and gradually learned that the bush had its own set of rules, I did not go to Karanambu with specific expectations; I did not have a list of animals to...

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Reviewed 26 January 2017

Karanambu Lodge is off the beaten track. I traveled independently. The Georgetown office booked me pick up at Ginep Landing and 3 nights accomodation on the trust that I'd pay them when I got back to Georgetown. You don't see that in too many places anymore. The cabin was quite spacious and airy. If you've never slept under thatch you...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

A strange place indeed. The wildlife was the best in Guyana, the guides knowledgeable, the nighttime drifts with Rum punch under the stars were magic. The rooms large and airy. The food good and the staff polite... so it should have been 5* but the whole place had a strange detached feel about it. It was as if the heart...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 May 2016

My daughter and I had booked two nights here, but a Liat flight delay cost us our first night, so we missed out on the lily pond and never got to see a potoo or jabaru, On our arrival from Lethem I was delighted to be met by none other than Diane McTurk herself. This refined lady, now in her...

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Melanie M, Owner at Karanambu Ranch, responded to this review

Thank YOU Ashlee for such a wonderful review. We were also very sorry that your time with us had been cut short but are very happy to know that you enjoyed it none the less. WE hope that you migth visit us again in the future. Kind regards Melanie McTurk PS-Please note that Andrea and Salvador are no longer employed...

Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2016

We only stayed here for one night but wish it had been longer. Gerry made us very welcome and the food was good. The accommodation is wonderful-clean airy cabins with comfortable beds with mosquito nets and ensuite shower/toilet. We saw the giant river otters, loads of caiman and bird life, a jaguar at dusk as we drifted down the rupununi...

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Aurora
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Of the Eco-lodges we visited in southern Guyana, this was the best. The range and density of wildlife were the best, with the resort's location amid river, forest and savannah helping. The rooms are modestly, but comfortably, furnished. No hot water. No WiFi, but you can use their computer for email -- slow dial-up speed. Food is good, and you...

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UK
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Wonderful hosts - Angela and Salvador made it home from home Super trips - loved the river trips, great to see and anteater and such class bring out the rum punch sundowner whilst watching a lily open You are in the wilderness, so you must expect a few bits of wildlife

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Godalming, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2015

I stayed for 2 nights as part of a longer tour of the Rupunini, arriving after a long, hot day on the river, but pleasantly revived with a cold beer, and really enjoyed my stay. My room had a large, ensuite bathroom and huge, comfortable bed. Bottled water is provided alongside the the - rather essential - insect repellent. Yes,...

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SAINT PETERSBURG
Reviewed 11 October 2015

I spent two nights here as part of tour with Wilderness Explorers. All local tours and meals were included. We arrived by boat but there is also a commercial airstrip close by for the area. The owner Diane McTurk had been sick and was still away in Georgetown so we did not get to meet her. However, the Mangers, Andrea...

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Andrea-Salvador, Manager at Karanambu Ranch, responded to this review

We are so sorry the bats disturbed you. Four of the guest cabins do have traditional thatch roofs. The compound is surrounded by Mango trees, and yes there are fruit eating bats who live in the thatch. Our staff clean the cabins s in the morning when they are making up the room and again at night when they are...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Stayed 2 nights in August, the end of the rainy season and not the best time of year for otters or caiman. There is no orphaned otter here now but we still saw the best wildlife of our Guyana trip here, including 2 Giant Anteaters. Very good birding too. The hospitality from Salvador and Andrea and their team was second...

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Address: Lethem Guyana, Guyana
Region: Guyana > Rupununi
Number of rooms: 5
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“I liked my chalet facing the woods”
  • Bedroom
 of 5 bubbles SunnyW358, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I was on the extreme edge of the ranch and the views towards the mountains were just gorgeous.”
  • Outer porch, note the hammock.
  • From the porch looking in. Those windows have no glass and the blinds only closed with effort.
  • Rustic, yes. But huge and comfy
  • View from the cabin on the edge
 of 5 bubbles H5322RGtimw, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the lodges are open at the top so mosquito nets set up by tsaff”
 of 5 bubbles UkGailJ, 13 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Apparently some rooms don't have bats. Ask for one of those rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles ERIC353, 10 Oct 2015 | Read review
“There is limited Wi Fi in the great room.”
 of 5 bubbles MaxKate, 22 Jul 2015 | Read review
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