Maipaima Eco Lodge

Situated within Napi village in the remote, forested Kanuku foothills of central Guyana

Maipaima Eco Lodge

The community-run Maipaima Eco-Lodge is situated within Napi village in the remote, forested Kanuku foothills of central Guyana.

The lodge receives very few visitors each year mainly because of its difficult access, but those that do make the effort are treated to a very special experience. Staying at Maipama enables guests to discover the way of life of the community first hand, experience the extraordinarily diverse rainforest and maybe visit the beautiful Jordon Falls.

Accommodation is in 2 separate traditional benab huts, each containing 2 private simple bedrooms and there are separate bathrooms attached to each.

There is a large communal benab containing a dining room where the chef serves very good traditional food. There is no phone, internet or radio access and a generator provides electricity for only a few hours a day. Maipaima Eco-Lodge is suitable for those looking for an off the beaten track location and remote jungle adventure.

Excursions include a trek through pristine primary rainforest to the beautiful Jordon Waterfalls. Overnight camping can be arranged there in hammocks. Other activities include birdwatching along trails, a visit to a lek of the Guianan cock-of-the-rock, visits to a cave with a large bat roost and wild swimming in the local river. The villagers are also keen to showcase their sculptures using a rubber-like substance called balata which is harvested from trees.

Facilities

Private bathrooms (cold water showers) and electricity for a limited amount of hours per day.

Local Wildlife

A lek (display site) of the spectacular Guianan cock-of the rock is found close to the lodge and, with luck, should provide superb views of the male bird’s impressive mating display. A maternity roost of several species of bats occurs in a large cave nearby. The rainforest is home to a staggering diversity of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and butterflies and monkeys and macaws are frequently seen.

Optional Activities

Excursions include a trek through pristine primary rainforest to the beautiful Jordon Waterfalls. Overnight camping can be arranged here in hammocks and other activities include birdwatching along trails, a visit to a lek site of the Guianan cock-of-the-rock, visiting a cave with a large bat roost and swimming in the local river. The villagers are also keen to showcase their sculptures using a rubber-like substance called (balata) harvested from trees.

Number of rooms

4

Air Conditioning

No

Swimming Pool

No

Ian Loyd
Area Specialist

If you have any queries about this accommodation please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

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This really was a trip of a lifetime and we loved every minute of it. What a privilege to visit such a wonderful country. A wonderful experience, wonderful country and people. Thank you for giving us such a great holiday [to Guyana].

Mrs L E - Shropshire