A visit to Iwokrama is a glimpse into a kind of pristine nature you are hard-pressed to find anywhere else in the modern world
We may not be all that easy to find, and we know it isn’t cheap to get here. But, in return for the higher costs and trouble it takes, you gain the benefit of experiencing one of the world’s last remaining slices of pristine nature without the bother of crowds, touts, overdevelopment, and cheap plastic trinkets that are so common elsewhere today.
We are located in the heart of Guyana along the Essequibo River near Kurupukari Crossing. Georgetown is approximately 274km (170 miles) north of us, and Lethem is about 160km (100 miles) south of our location. It is possible to reach our location by hired minivan or private vehicle, but many visitors fly in to Surama Village or Annai Village (Rock View Lodge) from Georgetown and then drive 2 hours to our location. Chartered aircraft can land at Fair View village, a mere 2km away from the Iwokrama River Lodge. See our Location page for more details.
The Iwokrama Forest is protected land so its uses are limited and carefully monitored. Tent camping can be approved through prior arrangement but is restricted to a few designated locations in and around the main Lodge. Camping on the banks of the Essequibo River is arranged in conjunction with multi-day river excursions organized through our travel office. Contact Us for more info!
There is an airstrip at Fair View Village, 2 kilometers from the Lodge, that can accommodate any of Guyana’s domestic aircraft (C208, C206, Norman Islander, etc). A vehicle from the lodge will meet your inbound flight… it’s too far to walk. Read about how to get here to learn more.