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 food and drank more rum than anywhere else in our two weeks and that in under 24 hours. Friendly staff, a very cute puppy & an excellent library as well.
If we make it back again it'll be top of the list to return to, love to Aster from Eva :-)
- 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