"Iwokrama Forest" Iwokrama Mountains by grets

Iwokrama Mountains Travel Guide: 51 reviews and 93 photos

The Iwokrama Forest is a Wilderness Preserve of nearly one million acres of untamed wilderness as part of the Guiana Shield. The forest sits on one of the oldest exposed rock surfaces in the world. This area is one of the last four "frontier forests" in the world - apart from small Amerindian settlements, it is uninhabited and offers unrivalled rainforest adventures for people seeking a truly unique ecotouring experience.

The purpose of Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation is to preserve values pertaining to the realtionship between nature and the local people who live here, visitors and the people of Guyana in general.
The contsruction of roads, tourist facilities and mineral extraction is prohibited, timber harvesting is restricted as is the use of motorised vehicles. Fairview is the only settlement within Iwokrama, a Macushi village of 127 people.

In Iwokrama there are estimated to be over 200 different species of mammals, 50 birds, 420 fish and 150 reptiles and amphibians.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Excellent trekking, great trails, comfortable accommodation
  • Cons:Not many large animals seen
  • In a nutshell:A great wilderness and nature experience
  • Last visit to Iwokrama Mountains: Oct 2004
  • Intro Updated Nov 3, 2004
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  • Toyin's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2007 at 7:02 AM

    Wonderful pages, I love the Iguanna. Thanks for sharing.

  • tatyanap's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2005 at 2:00 PM

    Wow! Wonderful pictures and excellent commentaries. Thanks!

  • VideoDave's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2005 at 5:11 AM

    Excellent write-up on a lovely wild place - great picture of the butterflies!

  • jelw's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2004 at 5:38 AM

    I never realized there are trees poisonus to the touch! Thanks for teaching me something new.

  • Nov 29, 2004 at 8:57 AM

    You have a wonderful web page. I sure have enjoyed my look around....Benita

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2004 at 3:00 PM

    Another interesting page, Grete You go to such neat places.

  • tessy's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2004 at 2:52 PM

    Wonderful pics, great informations and very interesting stories.

  • Darby2's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2004 at 3:26 AM

    I'm glad places like this are being preserved for future generations.

  • BarbaraForza's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2004 at 5:32 AM

    Simply amazing to seeso many butterflies together...Great page Grete...as we are used to from you!!!

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2004 at 1:46 PM

    The forest looks as a interesting trekking area. Another great Grete page !!!


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