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Location - South America; Capital - Georgetown; Population - 800,000; Currency - Guyana Dollar MORE GUYANA

I returned to South America for 6 weeks to visit Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana, in early 2004.

 

guynoteThe 20 Guyanese Dollar note shows a picture of Kaieteur Falls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

guy1The first full day in Guyana was also the start of an overland trip from Georgetown to Kaieteur Falls - this photo was taken on the way

 

 

guy2Taking the car ferry over the Essequibo river with Christina and our Amerindian guide, Tony - Kaieteur Falls overland

 

 

guy5Taking a motorised pirogue down the Potaro river - Kaieteur Falls overland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

guy6Waiting for another pirogue, after walking past a few rapids on the Potaro river - Kaieteur Falls overland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

guy7Our bed for the night at Amatuk - Kaieteur Falls overland

 

 

guy9A great view of the Potaro river from Amatuk - Kaieteur Falls overland

 

 

guy10Amatuk Falls are a stone's throw from the tents - Kaieteur Falls overland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

guy11A dredger searches for gold on the Potaro river - Kaieteur Falls overland

 

 

guy13A termite mound in the rainforest - Kaieteur Falls overland

 

 

guy14A beautiful morning on the Potaro river at Tukeit, the 3rd day of the Kaieteur Falls overland tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

guy15Bath time at Tukeit - Kaieteur Falls overland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

guy16The early morning mist over the Potaro has yet to burn away - Tukeit, Kaieteur Falls overland

 

 

guy18The 3rd day was the start of the hike from Tukeit up to Kaieteur Falls - Kaieteur Falls overland

 

 

guy20One of our first views of the fantastic Kaieteur Falls, near the end of the 3rd day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

guy22250 metre Kaieteur Falls plunges in to the Potaro river

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

guy42At Kaieteur Falls Guesthouse with our boatsman and cook

 

 

guy21Kaieteur Falls

 

 

guy25The width of Kaieteur Falls is usually around 100 metres, dependent on the time of year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

guy26Looking towards Kaieteur Falls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

guy28The Kaieteur gorge stretches into the distance from Kaieteur Falls

 

 

guy43At the top of Kaieteur Falls

 

 

guy36Looking down from the edge of Kaieteur Falls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

guy30 I wholeheartedly recommend the Kaieteur Falls overland trip, as long you're physically able.
Rainforest Tours are a very professional outfit.
Visit their website here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

guy31The Potaro river leads into Kaieteur Falls

 

 

guy33Getting drunk on rum at Kaieteur's airstrip

 

 

guy37The mining village of Menzie's Landing, a 15 minute walk from Kaieteur Falls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

guy38Menzie's Landing, near Kaieteur Falls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

guy45We flew back to Georgetown, then headed off to Bartica - this is a bird's eye view of Bartica from the plane

 

 

guy47The goat leads the way down Bartica's main street

 

 

guy52We took a boat from Bartica down the Mazaruni river to a few sights nearby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

guy48A beach on the Mazaruni river, a short boat ride from Bartica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

guy51Marshall Falls - also close to Bartica - doesn't look big but we walked through the water to a tiny cave behind

 

 

guy55The Demerara Harbour Bridge is the longest floating bridge in the world - it traverses the Demerara river

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

guy55aThe flight from Georgetown to Paramaribo in Suriname - we pressed on to the French Guiana border

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LINKS

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http://guyanaoutpost.com

www.exploreguyana.com

 

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