Rock View Lodge
Travel Blogs from Annai
It rained all night, or at least every moment when we woke up. Our morning started early as usual. We had coffee and cake at the lodge, then climbed back up to the central platform of the canopy walkway. It was very misty – although not raining – and we saw a few birds. Soon, it was time to descend for breakfast. We had lots of tasty …
... ferry crossing just in time to see it depart - not a problem this time as they left every hour.
Across the river & after a few more hours driving we arrived at the final checkpoint - we had checked into the nature reserve so had to check back out. This time they wanted everyone off the truck & answer to their names - ensuring we hadn't left anyone in the jungle. The interior is a very remote place; comforting to know someone was looking out for us.
We arrived ...
After an omelette breakfast we were off on the truck for a long drive day. A short while into the journey we had to stop for an hour & a half whilst Adam & Dan finished repairs to the truck (they had been up until 1am trying to fix it). Moving on we joined a narrow dirt road with dense, green jungle on both sides & trees overhanging.
Mid afternoon we managed to find an indigenous community with a small shop selling refreshingly cold beers. Outside ...
... far in the distance. As we came up the valley and close to them, our very experienced pilot swung the plane in a tight circle around them - the plane being on quite an angle! Once one circuit was complete, he tipped it the other way and we did another tight circle so our side of the plane could get a good birds-eye-view of this magnificent creation. The Kaieteur Falls are the longest single-drop falls ...
We flew in a ten seater light aircraft to visit Kaieteur falls which is one of the largest waterfalls in the world, higher than Victoria and Niagra Falls, and carries a huge volume of water.
The flight took us from Georgetown south over dense jungle and rivers in flood. The jungle is closely packed ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet