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Wichabai Ranch and Guest Houses

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#3 of 6 Specialty lodging in Rupununi
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Wichabai is a small family owned cattle ranch, deep in the South Rupununi savannahs. We have 2 twin bedrooms, and TWO BEAUTIFUL NEW GUEST CABINS to open in September 2019. There is fantastic birding all around, including Red Siskins just a short walk away. Take sunset horserides, evening swims in the lake, visits to local villages, learn how to hunt and track wild animals, and eat delicious food straight from the garden.
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Pauline R wrote a review Apr 2022
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Stayed 2 nights here in March 2022 at the tail end of a two week trip to beautiful Guyana . Wichabai is an oasis for travellers in the South Rupununi .... once you leave the border town of Lethem in the rear view and as you skirt the southern flanks of the mysterious Kanuku Mtns , the vista opens up as the road leads you through the wide open of Guyana's expansive savannah to Wichabai ranch. An experience not to be missed.. Great hosts, great guides, great accommodation, great food , ( the most delicious rum cocktails ) great landscapes, and great wildlife. By venturing to Wichabai you are not only treating yourself to a relaxing retreat.... but you are also supporting the important wildlife conservation projects they have going on. I love how Wichabai is a collaboration with the indigenous people of the area , working together to create a sustainable future for people , plants and wildlife. The deluxe lodges are set well apart from the main house which gives everyone privacy and quiet...... This would be a. great venue for a group work retreat or a family destination. There's nothing to not love about this place !
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Date of stay: March 2022
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diverdude15 wrote a review Jan 2022
Albuquerque, New Mexico58 contributions26 helpful votes
Spent a few nights recently with Justin, Erin, Chado, Rasta and the ladies. For most, even Guyanese who live in Georgetown, this place is a heritage gem that must be experienced. The natural beauty of the place abounds, and most importantly the people who live and run the ranch are the nicest people you could be privileged to meet. Prepare to transport yourself back to a time long ago when what mattered was walking lightly through your surroundings and sharing experiences with new friends. oh, and the food is amazing!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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keith h wrote a review Dec 2019
Chesham, United Kingdom855 contributions436 helpful votes
We stayed here for 2 nights , arriving overland from Lethem, the journey taking about 4hrs or more- maybe could have been a little quicker but we stopped several times to look at birds. . Wichabai Ranch is very isolated & situated in an unspolied landscape. Justin & Erin made us very welcome at their newly built house, a magnificent wooden structure with balconies commanding far reaching views . In one direction one can see the chain of the Kanuku mountains. . At the house we were fed magnificently. Our accommodation was in the 2 newly built guest lodges which are situated a good 800 metres away near a lake. The lodges are extremely comfortable , wooden structures on stilts with comfortable beds, mosquito nets, en suite bathrooms & facilities for recharging your small camera/ laptop batteries ( not that there is any internet ) . It was wonderful to sleep at night in total seclusion with the windows wide open & only the sounds of nature to be heard. . We visited primarily for Bird watching & enjoyed a long day doing that, including visiting the nearby Dadanawa Ranch. Driving back at night the air was full of flying insects, nightjars & a burrowing owl & a grey fox. . Many little touches in our rooms that enhanced our visit Thoroughly recommend spending time here.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Jules F wrote a review Oct 2019
Chester, United Kingdom9 contributions
Visited last week with my son. Justin and Erin and their crew were the perfect hosts for this secluded, totally unspoiled and stunningly beautiful part of the planet. The guest house is brand new, built from local woods, with a family of wrens to wake us up in the morning. Not far from the main house where we enjoyed delicious meals and great company. We toured the "estate" with its own airstrip and beautiful lake, surrounded by birds of every description. Saw the rare red siskins and many others on a tour of the forested area, while we prepared for a river trip on the Rupununi River, through the beautiful Kanuku mountains. Went to a local Amerindian event and on the way saw a giant ant eater. Truly out of this world. Our only other traveller was an author writing his second book on the Amazon..
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: Two guest houses and another room in the main house. Don't expect crowds..Night noises are...
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William Masters wrote a review Jun 2019
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Our time at Wichabai Ranch was absolutely fantastic! Erin and Justin are the perfect people you would want to meet and stay with on holiday, they have amazing knowledge of the country, the Rupinini and the local area. Our days were very enjoyable and adventurous, spending time doing trekking, rowing, swimming, cassava bread making, fishing on the local river and horse-riding. Erin and Justin were the perfect hosts, every evening was spent laughing and joking, they have some fantastic stories! The food was also delicious and the house was beautiful. Thank you for everything!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Jim Scott wrote a review Jun 2019
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Whilst on a three week birding trip to Guyana, myself and a friend stayed a couple of nights at Wichabai. Erin & Justin looked after us very well. The ranch is set in lovely surroundings. The rooms and facilities fitted our needs perfectly. The food was excellent (particularly the curry). Good birding around the ranch and in the immediate vicinity -including seeing red siskins very well. If you're looking for somewhere to stay in the south rupununi I can thoroughly recommend Wichabi ranch.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Morten G. Andersen wrote a review Apr 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark1 contribution
Great atmosphere, fantastic local food, jungle walks, horseback riding, swimming in the river, lasso and very friendly people. Great place for the kids as well. Fantastic to be in the middle of nowhere and to experience Guyanas fantastic nature.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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yz1991 wrote a review Apr 2019
452 contributions68 helpful votes
I had a memorable stay here at Wichabai. I would like to thank Erin for hosting me. While I stayed at the ranch, I watched birds twice (include the rare red siskin), visited the nearby Dadanawa ranch(see cowboys ride wild bulls), and rode horse in the nearby savannah, all of which I love a lot. The food is always made of ingredients in the garden and very fresh & tasty. There were some mosquitos due to its proximity of water sources, but they are generally manageable with mosquito net and Raid spray. The accommodation cost is pretty reasonable as includes all the meals and activities. My only wish is the transportation cost on motorcycle (not arranged with Wichabai directly, but with Dadanawa, a related party) could come down a bit as it's as much as the accommodation cost & higher than elsewhere in Guyana.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wichabai Ranch and Guest Houses
What are some of the property amenities at Wichabai Ranch and Guest Houses?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Wichabai Ranch and Guest Houses?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Wichabai Ranch and Guest Houses?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Wichabai Ranch and Guest Houses have airport transportation?
Yes, Wichabai Ranch and Guest Houses offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Wichabai Ranch and Guest Houses?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Wichabai Ranch and Guest Houses accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.