Guyana is an unspoilt wilderness, full of weird and wonderful wildlife, and we want to keep it that way. We believe that as tourism to Guyana grows, that the income it brings should be used in part to fund conservation projects, to ensure that tourism promotes environmental sustainability rather than damaging the environment.
As part of this tour, guests stay at the Karanambu Trust and Lodge, which is a private charity which has the aim of ensuring the sustainable use of the Karanambu wetlands and savanna through wildlife and habitat conservation, research, and education in partnership with local communities. The Karanambu wetlands are home to a diversity of rare and biologically important wildlife which needs to be conserved. By giving our customers the opportunity to stay at the Karanambu Lodge, we ensure that the income from their family is helping to protect the fascinating wildlife that will make their trip such a memorable experience.
We aim to ensure that our tours only have positive impact on local communities. We select accommodation options that have been designed and constructed to blend in with their natural surroundings, and not destroy the beauty of the landscapes in which they are situated. Accommodations are usually constructed from local materials and resources, which helps to preserve a sense of harmony with the local environment.
We recognise the importance of supporting local companies and encourage customers to choose locally-produced options when ordering items such as alcoholic beverages. Meals provided as part of the tour are freshly prepared from local delicacies and produce, supporting local agriculture.
We employ local guides with expert knowledge of the regionís wildlife, to provide tours to our customers. This not only provides employment opportunities, but also encourages locals to learn about the environment in which they live and to protect it in order to promote wildlife tourism.