Wednesday, June 9, 2010

- Annai aka Anwai

Annai also known as Anwai is nestled in the foothills of the Pakaraima Mountain and close to the Rupununi River. It’s located in the Upper Takatu –Upper Essequibo region of Guyana. Annai is the gateway to the prestigious Rupununi and about 15 miles north of Karanambo, 416km(260 miles) by road from the capital, Georgetown.It is predominantly populated by the Makushi people and is one of the northern most Makushi Amerindian villages in the North Rupununi Savannahs.

It is also the home to some of the popular tourism destinations in Guyana including Rockview Lodge, where interested tourists get trips to the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway and the Butterfly Farm.

Surama is also another tourism destination in Annai. It is south of Iwokrama and on the northern edge of the Rupununi. It has a small primary school for about 50 children and a small zoo that occasionally houses animals for mainly overseas researchers.The activity at this place includes walks to the savannah or gallery forest, visits to the school, boats trips.For the accommodation, it has a guest house, which is outside the village, with lovely views to the nearby mountains of Guyana. The cabins are decorated in the style of one Guyana’s Amerindian groups. However, if persons desire to use overnight in hammocks, it can be arranged also.Its a village of nature and country life which when visited one will never forget that experience.

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