Guyana - Travel Guide

Guyana is a region of varieties of natural water features, plants, wild animals and birds and historical sites waiting to be seen. Many international tourists frequent this region for its fantastic features, some of which cannot be found in all other parts of the east. Its beauty is undoubted, bearing a daring name of a land of many waters. Guyana is a country in the Northern side of South America, bordering Suriname, Brazil and Venezuela. Its coastal line is at its northern part where it meets with the Atlantic Ocean. The capital city of Guyana is Georgetown where tourists alight to set off for an interesting touring adventure in this famous country of Guyana. 


Guyana has a long lived history that settled it to be the adorable, friendly country it is today. The Warrou community was the first native population that initially inhabited the Guyana region. At around the sixteenth century, Europeans started to settle in Guyana but after the Napoleon battle, Britain took over the region in early nineteenth century. The British needed large numbers of slaves to work in the large flourishing crop gardens, thus slave trade was enhanced. Guyana was a buying centre for the slaves. These slaves were Indians and Africans; hence the population in Guyana is largely of the Indians (India), Africans and the mixed races of Indians and Africans. As a result f being a British colony, Guyana has been the only state in the South American continent that speaks the English language. 


There are several natural attraction sites in Guyana. Being a land of many waters, there are many clear shiny waterfalls like the famous Kaieteur Falls. Witness the ever flowing rivers especially the Rupununi River. Surrounding the water creations are the plant species and diversified natural tree species in the dense green forests that refresh the look of nature of the Guyana territory. Find out the hundreds of bird species, the Capuchin bird, the Guyana Red-Cotinga and the Crimson Fruitcrow are some of the unique birds gracing the land. 



The harpy eagle is one bird species that is facing extinctions. Kit is the world’s largest eagle and is good enough for all human beings to see it before it kisses the earth like other fast going extinct animals. Take a trip away from the wet Rainforests to the tropical savannah and find out other savannah plant species like the canopy trees. The Ayanganna, Caburai and Roraima Mountains can be found in the country. 



Some of the famous historical sites are: the greatest sculpture of the Caribbean established in the eighteenth century, the cemetery of the British military built in the early nineteenth century, and the Round House of the nineteenth century. The Monument of the Child in the national park is symbol of the rights that every child is to be bestowed. 



Guyana’s northern beach coastline is a bee hive of fun activities, ranging from the Atlantic Ocean surfing and ball games to watching the few rare wildlife of the coast. The Dhell Beach lets you witness the white eggs of the turtles living in the Atlantic Ocean. The Berbice Beach is a crowded beach with lots of games and water activities like snorkeling, water boat riding, diving and surfing. 



Hospitality in Guyana is exotic and highly-rated in the worldwide tourism sector. Accommodation is abundant with luxurious hotels and resorts for tourists visiting the country. There are clubs that operate all night long. The dishes are rich in delicacy. Cultural dances are held occasionally in some hotels.