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Surama Village in the North Rupununi – a Sustainable, Ecotourism Destination

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Cover photo shows Prince Harry during his 2016 visit to Surama Village.

An Aerial View of Surama Village in the North Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana.

Published: 8th of December, 2022 by Patrick Carpen

Last updated: July 17, 2023 at 1:39 am

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.

Escape the ordinary. Go somewhere you’ve never been before. Go to Surama Village!

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 was coined during a tribal conflict between the Makushi and Carib many, many years ago. Surama village is situated in 5 sqare 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:

  • Birding
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife Spotting
  • Camping
  • Cultural interaction

Some photos were taken from the Surama Eco Lodge Facebook Page

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