Karanambu Lodge , Guyana / Suriname / French Guiana

Settled in 1927 by Tiny McTurk, Karanambu was once a working cattle ranch and Balata collection station. It is now an eco-tourist destination known as The Karanambu Lodge.

Karanambu encompasses approximately 110-square miles of savannah, marshy ponds, riparian forest, and a 30-mile stretch of the Rupununi River. The Lodge provides guests with the opportunity to experience the wildlife of Karanambu.

With a bird list of over 600 species, Karanambu is a birdwatcher's paradise. The Lodge also provides excellent viewing opportunities of giant river otters, giant black caiman and giant anteaters. The evening ritual of watching the giant water lily, Victoria amazonica, open is a memorable experience.

Karanambu Lodge - Rupununi, Guyana

Karanambu is also the home of Diane McTurk, conservationist and world-renowned expert on giant otters. Diane's legendary hospitality is extended to every guest, even when Diane is not at home.

The Karanambu Trust was set up in 1997 to fulfill Diane's vision of establishing Karanambu as a protected area. We are dedicated to the conservation of the Rupununi savannah and wetlands ecosystem. Karanambu is a nature lovers paradise. We are always so excited to share the experience of its untouched natural beauty in this remote corner of South America. We look forward to welcoming you.

Karanambu Lodge

Village neighbors include the Makushi villages of Kwaimatta, Massara, Yupukari, Toka, and Simoni. Though remote, Karanambu is increasingly popular as an ecotourist destination. Visitors stay at the award-winning Karanambu Lodge. The Karanambu Trust is active in conservation, research, training, and sustainable development.

The romance of the Rupununi pioneers lives on at Karanambu. Accommodations consist of six traditional clay brick and thatched cabins. Each private cabin can accommodate two people, your home away from home includes: Verandah with hammock, private shower and flushing toilet, complimentary turn down and laundry daily, and drinking water along with other basic amenities.

The provided 24 hour Electricity is 100% solar and there is also a back up generator in the event it is ever needed.

Karanambu Lodge Rooms:

Karanambu Lodge Rooms
Karanambu Lodge Rooms

Karanambu Lodge

Travel Tips
Snacks such as nuts, granola, or jerky go a long way, whether for the airplane journey or to share with guides or new friends.
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