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Kanuku Mountains Protected Area

As one of the wildest and remotest regions of Guyana, the Kanuku Mountains amp up the adventure quotient on several accounts. The forest is home to 60% of all bird species found in Guyana and over 150 mammals, offering a single stop for your wildlife curiosity if you are limited on time. Arresting sights are guaranteed in this vibrant protected land include Harpy Eagles, jaguars, armadillos, giant river otters, giant anteaters and arapaima. It’s no wonder the Wapishanas named the region ‘Kanuku’, which simply translates to ‘rich forest.’ Kanuku is one of the last remaining intact Amazonian habitats of the world and one of the most beautiful places in South America.

Getting To And Around

Rising out of the Rupununi savannahs, the mountains are accessible from Lethem via overland travel and the Rupununi River.


The Lethem airstrip located in the middle of the town has daily flights from Eugene F. Correia International Airport in Georgetown. You can hop on a regularly scheduled flight from Trans Guyana Airways or Air Services Limited, or a charter flight.


Regional buses, private mini buses and 4X4 vehicles can get you to the Kanuku Mountains.


You can access the Kanuku Mountains via the Rupununi River from either Sand Creek in the South Rupununi or Yupukari village in the North Rupununi.


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