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Karanambu Ranch

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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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...

Thank ERIC S
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...

Thank LDB65
Puerto Rico
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Came back after several years and found all the peace and quiet and all the birds and animals still around! Changes were in rooms, clean comfortable and much improved. Meals are delicious and surprised and pleased us all ! Salvador and Andrea are gentle and sweet but, efficient hands on managers who were always there when needed. Staff well supervised,...

Thank MaxKate
Skien Norway
Reviewed 16 July 2015

We visited Karanambu Lodge in low season end of June 2015. We were well received on the savannah airfield. The accomodation was nice in a big fresh air open bungalowstyle cabinlodge. Hammocks on the veranda outside. Clean and well functioning bathroom and shower. Well equipped With all kind of mosquito-avoiders and killers (necessary in this part of Guyana). The best...

Thank PerUrdahl
Friday Harbor, Washington
Reviewed 10 November 2014

We stayed here only two nights. We wished we had stayed here another two nights rather than moving on to Dadanawa (see separate review). Where do I start? I guess with the transfer to the ranch via a guided boat trip on the Rupununui River, which was packed with a myriad of birds. Jerry our guide for our stay ws...

4Thank Travel_Pin_Man
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 April 2014

We felt like family friends from the moment we arrived. Andrea and Salvador are warm, welcoming and caring hosts, the food is excellent and the surroundings are beautiful. Boat and vehicle trips with really skilled and knowledgeable guides enabled us to see giant otters, giant anteater, several species of monkey, tayra, tree boa, caiman, and so many birds. We also...

5Thank Jan S
Reviewed 6 January 2014

Karanambu remains as beautiful and welcoming as I found it when I first visited twenty years ago. Andrea and Salvador de Caires have done a super job of retaining the old-world charm of one of Guyana's most historic ranches, while at the same time ensuring that the facilities meet modern comfort standards, with spacious, airy and well-appointed chalets. The excellent...

2Thank TerryRRR
London, Canada
Reviewed 6 January 2014

We were most welcomed from our first step at Karanambu Ranch. We had our first (of many) rum punches and sat down to a delicious meal. Our rooms were rustic and clean with even toothpaste, toothbrush, large soap, repellent, calamine lotion, skin lotion, water, mosquito coils etc. The Kitchen staff were amazing, waking up to fresh brewed coffee, eggs any...

2Thank Chris B
Perth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2013

Karanambu Ranch is a really special place and despite its remoteness, relatively easy to get to by plane or boat. Andrea and Salvador were excellent hosts; Andrea's direction in the kitchen meant we ate extremely well. Diane was suffering from flu but still managed to make us welcome. Assistant Manager Jerry accompanied us on our trips down the river and...

2Thank catherine q
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2013

We had a fantastic time at the Ranch. We were with a group of 8 travelling around the area and had probably our best time here. The hospitality was exceptional - Salvador and Andrea really looked after us and nothing was too difficult to arrange. Diane was obviously also terrific at keeping us all entertained with her stories as outlined...

1Thank Daveb412

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Additional Information about Karanambu Ranch

Address: Lethem Guyana, Guyana
Region: Guyana > Rupununi
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Karanambu Ranch Hotel Rupununi
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“I liked my chalet facing the woods”
  • Bedroom
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
H5322RGtimw, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the lodges are open at the top so mosquito nets set up by tsaff”
UkGailJ, 13 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Apparently some rooms don't have bats. Ask for one of those rooms.”
ERIC353, 10 Oct 2015 | Read review
“There is limited Wi Fi in the great room.”
MaxKate, 22 Jul 2015 | Read review
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