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My Journey to Guyana

This journal shares my interesting experiences when I visited Guyana in the fall of 2011. I was searching for a unique and adventurous trip and this certainly answered the call! I hope after reading this journal, you'll get a feel for the country, the people, and the amazing nature I discovered and that you'll consider this as a future destination! Enjoy!

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Weighing the Caiman
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thomas wilusz
Today it was time to say goodbye to Guyana and make my way back home. I was tired after the long flight to JFK then only to find out my connection to Boston was cancelled and I would not be able to …
The Catch
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thomas wilusz
After a brief ride in the range rover to the Karanambu airstrip, it was time to bid farewell to the interior and return to civilization. During the flight, my nose was pressed to the window as my …
Cara Lodge
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thomas wilusz
With only a few hours before we returned to the river to travel to the Caiman House, we embarked on what would be my last shot at seeing a giant anteater. After about an hour, success!!!!!! The …
Capped Heron
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thomas wilusz
Just before sunrise, we crammed into the range rover and began our search for the giant anteater in the savannah. Caballeros on horseback had been sent ahead to scout but no joy this morning. After …
Caiman House
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thomas wilusz
After one more stroll around the grounds of Rock View and a short excursion to foothills for more birding, we finished our breakfast, said goodbye to our gracious host and staff and boarded the …
Burrowing Owl
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thomas wilusz
After breakfast, the day began with a short hike through the Annai village to the Pakaraima foothills. This was an easy trail to walk and the birdlife was amazing! Richard pointed out more than 50 …
Lunch on the Burro Burro River
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thomas wilusz
Prior to this trip, I had arranged for an excursion to a Harpy Eagle nest before moving to our next destination at the Rock View Lodge in Annai. I convinced one of the others, Peter, to join me. It …
Buffalo Pond
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thomas wilusz
At dinner the night before, we inquired if there was an alternative to hiking up Surama Mountain per the itinerary. The older couple and the others got quite exhausted during the Turtle Mountain hike …
Boat Billed Heron
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thomas wilusz
At 5:30 am, I was once again wakened by the sound of the forest. Although, this time much louder as our three howler buddies were in the trees just around the corner from my room and howling in three …
Black Currasow
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thomas wilusz
After breakfast, we headed down the north-south road to the Atta Rainforest Lodge. Along the way I spotted a green aracari, several black curassows and a spotted sandpiper. We watched another agouti …
Bedford Truck
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thomas wilusz
I woke up before sunrise to nature's alarm clock - red howler monkeys - and began gathering up my gear for an early boat ride to circumnavigate Indian House Island. While waiting to board the boat, …
Atta Rainforest Lodge
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thomas wilusz
Now the real journey started! From Ogle, we flew to the Annai Airstrip, the hub of the interior. After lunch at the Rock View Lodge at Annai, we headed off on the only North-South road from …
Annai Post Office at Rock View
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thomas wilusz
I slept most of the time on the flight to Georgetown but was awake prior to arrival. Upon the descending towards Georgetown, it was amazing to see how we entered the city airspace and all you could …
Annai Airstrip
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thomas wilusz
This day started with me agonizing on how to pack for this trip. Having a 5:00pm flight and waking up early this morning had me going back and forth, repacking and continuously weighing my bags to …

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