Published: 8th of December, 2022 by Patrick CarpenLast updated: December 8, 2022 at 22:22 pm
Visit Surama: Reunite With Nature
Surama Village is as close as you will come to experiencing human civilization and the rainforest environment all in one. It is home to the Macushi Amerindian Tribe. The Surama Eco Lodge can be found in Surama Village. It was listed as one of the best hotels in Guyana, Venezuela, and Colombia in the year 2011 by National Geographic. In the same year, it was the joint winner of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Excellence in Sustainable Tourism Award, along with Harrison’s Cave in Barbados.
Surama village is a small Amerindian community of the Makushi people living in the North Rupununi Savannahs in Region 9. The word Surama, originally, “SHURAMATA,” means the place of spoiled Bar-B-Que (or where Bar-B-Que spoiled). The name derived during a tribal conflict between the Makushi and Carib many, many years ago. Surama village is situated in 5 sq miles of savannah land, surrounded by forest, hills and mountains of the Pakariama mountain range. The life of the people is in the art and understanding of how to live with nature. It is a simple and basic way of life, living according to the laws of nature.Surama Eco Lodge Facebook Page
Activities to take part in at Surama Eco Lodge:
- Wildlife Spotting
- Cultural interaction
Photos taken from the Surama Eco Lodge Facebook Page