Getting To And Around
Located in the deep south, Konashen and the village of Masakenari are situated among the beautiful untouched Amazon forests of South America and the golden savannahs of the Rupununi.
THINGS TO SEE AND DO
Wildlife Spotting & Birding
The tall evergreen highland forests are home to192 creatures, including tapir, giant anteater, Harpy Eagles, all six of Guyana’s monkeys, anaconda, black caiman, giant river otters, and the rare blue poison arrow frog. Jaguars have been spotted many times during outfitted visits. Amongst the 170 species of birds, the Screaming Pihas, trogons, parakeets, manakins and antbirds offer birding enthusiasts ample reason to visit. The nature trails are raw and untouched – a delightful proposition for both real nature enthusiasts.
The isolation and low-density population of the Wai Wais makes Konashen even more intriguing. The locals have maintained their traditional lifestyle, including hunting with bows and arrows, blow pipes and curare tipped darts. They are happy to share their culture and daily practices with visitors partial to sustainable tourism. The agro practices, handicrafts and cultural traditions are enriching for anyone who visits. This village is not as established for tourism as is Surama or Rewa, but this makes the experience that much more immersive.
From experiencing timeless culture, canoeing the Kassikaityu River and hiking through pristine rainforest to fishing in oxbow lakes, seeking out ancient petroglyphs and visiting the Great Falls of the Essequibo, there is a lifetime of adventure experiences to be had in Konashen. The best way to visit is through one of the few tour operators that are permitted to visit, which include Bushmasters and Rupununi Trails.