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 in most of the other reviews.
Food was excellent and they had real coffee!
Sleeping accommodation - there are a couple of choices but I would go for the rooms with the thatched roof - ours was the furthest from the main house. You must like bats though! it was fantastic seeing them fly around the room when we got up at 5.00am! beware though they sometimes miss getting into their homes and fall onto the floor - it is really funny watching them climb the walls to get some height to fly again!
This is really living out in the bush.
Went fishing with Oswin and caught some good fish which ended up as fishcakes in the evening.
If looking to organise a trip yourselves see attached email address rupununi.org which is their local site.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A thatched and clay brick settlement on the banks of the Rupununi River, Karanambu prides itself on its pioneer spirit and old world charm and hospitality. Guests are welcomed as friends, share meals around a single ranch style table: and step into a landscape and culture relatively unchanged for generations. To a former generation it was known as the home of Tiny (Edward) McTurk; an amateur naturalist and local folk legend, it was Tiny who introduced the English speaking world to the creatures of South America. Today Karanambu is best known for the work of his daughter Ms. Diane McTurk 'The Otter Lady', whose contributions to Eco-Tourism, Conservation and especially the rescue and reintroduction of Giant Otters has made her Guyana's most famous icon. Within its 110 square mile area Karanambu boasts 5 habitats, 6 species of monkeys, over 600 species of birds, world class fishing and a vast array of flora and fauna. For almost 100 years the McTurk Family and wildlife of Karanambu have attracted visitors from across the globe and has been features in publications by: David Attenborough, Gerald Durrell, Jeff Corwin, Davis Finch, Steven Hilty and John Gimlette. With its rustic yet civilised style Karanambu has been featured on the BBC, German Television, National Geographic, Calgary's 'Zoo Quest' and the Discovery Channel and was in 2013 the recipient of the Caribbean Excellence in Sustainable Tourism Award. Pioneers in the tourism industry in Guyana, Karanambu is today considered the hallmark of Bush Tourism and Eco-Tourism in Guyana. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Karanambu Ranch Hotel Rupununi
- Karanambu Lodge (Ranch) Guyana/Rupununi