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Caiman House Field Station

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Tucson, Arizona
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Excellent visit at this inn. The accommodations are basic but clean and sufficient. The food was prepared by individuals from the community and was quite good. The location allowed for easy access to birding in the savannah or along the river. The local guides were great! Internet is spotty.

Thank Debra F
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived at the end of our ten day tour in Guyana, having enjoyed most of the other lodges in the region, and were immediately taken with the warmth of our welcome from Anthony and his team, as well as the beautiful garden setting and attractive, albeit simple, accommodation (the usual one tap shower, and open sided rooms). Typically we...

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We were bird watching and a trip down the river is outstanding. The food was great and they catered well for vegetarians. The internet was limited which was the only negative. The rooms were excellent for this type of remote accomodation

Thank sallymcm
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Great experience, to watch the Caiman researchers at work. We were fortunate enough to be there at the same time as Pete Taylor was there. His knowledge and passion was inspiring. Listening to him talk about the projects round world was just great. The lodge it self was clean. The rooms comfortable. Staff friendly and the food was good.

Thank Lone K
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Spent one night here. Rooms are basic but fine. As it was wet season couldn't do the caiman tagging. Saw the work they are doing on the turtles instead. This was really interesting. Food was good and also enjoyed a couple of walks. Staff are also friendly and informative

Thank Cheryl W
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Run by local Amerindians, the Caiman house had activities available and included twice a day. We went out in a dug out canoe to see what might be living near and in the river. We were immeshed in the village seeing the adorable kids run for the bell when school started and finished. The food was delicious and we learned...

1Thank Tess2010Seattle
Reviewed 28 December 2015

We spent to lovely days here, which included village and school tour, River trips to see the giant river otters Paddle trips on a lake The highlight was the caiman tagging at night The rooms were basic with mosquito nets and ensuite and electricity (generator) The food was super

1Thank UkGailJ
Reviewed 14 October 2015

I spent one night here as part of tour with Wilderness Explorers. Two tours were included as well as all the meals. The lodge is right next to the Indian village of Yupukari. I stayed in one of the three attached rooms away from the main lodge. The room had a double bed/mosquito net, a bunk bed, table and chair...

Thank ERIC S
Gainesville, Florida
Reviewed 17 March 2015

I have been working and living in the Rupununi Region for much of the last five years and I always base my stays at Caiman House. It is a place that I knew next to nothing about when I planned my first visit, but has quickly become like a second home to me. In terms of accomodations, the guest house...

2Thank Mhallett2320
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 January 2015

Caiman House is a great place, with wonderful people, good food, and comfortable rooms. We stayed in a double room with ensuite on the ground floor (there are 2 doubles + spare bed on the ground floor, and 2 rooms on the top floor with 2 bunk beds + bathroom each). We had the opportunity to wander around the village,...

1Thank elusivechic

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Caiman House Field Station and Guest House, centrally located in the Macushi village of Yupukari, is a nonprofit community-owned and operated social enterprise. Revenues from visitors, including a US-accredited Study Abroad semester, support the internet-enabled Yupukari Public Library and two conservation/research investigations, into the Black Caiman (Melanosuchus niger) and the Yellow-Spotted Sidenecked River Turtle (Podocnemis uniphilis). Featuring 6 charming and comfortable, handcrafted rooms with en suite bathrooms (and three additional rooms with shared bathrooms) Caiman House hosts up to 14 and also offers hammock or camping options for larger groups. Guests are invited to explore the nocturnal life of the Rupununi River on our "Creatures of the Night" tour, with the chance to see boat-billed heron, Common Potoo, the Black Caiman, Amazon Tree Boas and other wildlife active at night on the river, or assist the local research team as they capture, mark and release black caiman. Early-morning experiences include the legendary El Dorado savannah and wetlands via 4*4 vehicle to spot giant anteater, or paddling a dugout canoe on our Awarikru Adventure, where one may meet giant river otters, capuchin monkeys and a wide range of local birds, including white-banded swallow and green ibis. Avid birders often visit us to see the Crested Doradito, Agami Heron and Finsch's Euphonia. Additional experiences include hikes in the savannah "bush islands" and gallery forests; sunset floats to watch unfolding giant waterlilies, Wattled Jacana and Purple Gallinule; fishing in the river, ponds and lakes - bring your own gear, or learn local hand-line methods. Guests often choose dry season (September to April) but visitors in rainy season are treated to spectacular flooded-forest excursions, shimmering savannah vistas and the range of seasonal avian visitors. Caiman House is equipped with 100% solar power and internet 24hrs a day, safe drinking water, and a local team of hosts and guides. Caiman House links easily with visits to Karanambu (40 minutes overland from airstrip), Surama, Rewa, Nappi, Dadanawa, or as a start or end to more adventurous tours with Rupununi Trails or Rupununi River Drifters. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Caiman House Field Station

Address: Main Road, Yupukari Region 9, Guyana
Region: Guyana > Rupununi > Yupukari
Number of rooms: 9
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