Get to know our home and our way of life
The nine lodges sprinkled across the Rupununi are community- and family-run businesses that focus on small-scale, no-frills, personalized hospitality. Most of our lodges have fewer than 8 rooms and offer all-inclusive accommodation (a must, given the remote corners they occupy) as well as access to a small team of local guides, naturalists, caretakers, and (in some cases) scientific staff.
Economic benefits generated by three Amerindian-run community tourism projects – Surama, Maipaima, and Rewa – directly fund community projects such as education, training, and health services in the neighboring villages. Every lodge is deeply connected to the surrounding community, offering direct economic and professional-training benefits in a place where there are few jobs aside from mining, timber, or poaching. In a very real sense, every visitor visiting the Rupununi has an important role in preserving the livelihoods and quality of life for the people who call this place home.