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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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... More 

5 Thank Jan S
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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... More 

2 Thank TerryRRR
London, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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... More 

2 Thank Chris B
Perth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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... More 

2 Thank catherine q
Southampton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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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... More 

1 Thank Daveb412
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40 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2013

We stayed in the lodge on the 2nd and 3rd nights of our honeymoon. We flew to the very basic airstrip and were picked up by Salvador, Simpson and Darwin they were to be our guides for our trips and took us by ancient landrover and boat to the lodge. Just that trip was a bit of an adventure. We... More 

1 Thank Omegacds
Haltwhistle, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2013

My husband and I stayed at Karanambu as part of a tour of Guyana. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. The accommodation is basic, but you visit for the wildlife spotting opportunities. If you want 5 star luxury go elsewhere. We loved the boat tours and spotted many birds, monkeys, caiman and were lucky to see Giant Otters in... More 

1 Thank Jackie K
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2013

The hut's bedroom ceilings became alive with screeching, peeing bats -all night long. Cockroaches in the 4" size dropped from the ceiling even in the dining hut. No rehabbed giant otters there in many years and after searching for three days we still never saw one in the wild. We made plans to be there specifically when Diane, the owner,... More 

3 Thank Worldbysea
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69 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2013

Unfortunately we hadn't allowed for more than a night here at the end of our trip, don't make the same mistake! Diane was away but Salvador & Andrea are wonderful hosts. It's funny how much the manager's personality can affect the customer experience but it was extremely positive all round here. We saw more wildlife, slept more comfortably, ate more... More 

2 Thank Jhansfor
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2013

We spent 4 nights here in February 2013 and were really sad to leave. Great company , fabulous food ...and drink in the form of Diane's rum punch and excellent wildlife watching. The boat trips and the excursions into the savanna in search of the giant anteaters were highlights of our trip to Guyana. Andrea and Salvador couldn't do enough... More 

2 Thank hylas_10

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Additional Information about Karanambu Ranch

Address: Lethem Guyana, Guyana
Region: Guyana > Rupununi
Price Range: ₹ 22,570 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Karanambu Ranch Hotel Rupununi
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“All the lodges are open at the top so mosquito nets set up by tsaff”
 of 5 bubbles UkGailJ, 13 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Apparently some rooms don't have bats. Ask for one of those rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles ERIC353, 10 Oct 2015 | Read review
“There is limited Wi Fi in the great room.”
 of 5 bubbles MaxKate, 22 Jul 2015 | Read review
“All cabins are excellent Wi fi out of function when we stayed, but should be functioning when managers returned.”
 of 5 bubbles PerUrdahl, 15 Jul 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are very well equipped, ask for a "Jeffrey" in your room as that is a large toad that eats any insects....we bonded!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles chrisbA670AL, 5 Jan 2014 | Read review
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