Location
  • Guyana
Length
4 to 8 weeks

Program Details

Language
English
Age Min.
18
Age Max
50
Timeframe
Year Round
Housing
Lodge
Groups
Small Group (1-15)

Pricing

Starting Price
$1,795 USD
Price Details
Accommodation - shared room (Volunteer/Researcher Quarters)
Meals - 3 meals a day.
Transfers & Pick ups - On arrival in Georgetown one of our representatives will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Georgetown where you will stay 1 night. Our Georgetown coordinator will then take you to catch your domestic flight (also included). There will be several transfers domestically by plane, car and 4x4 and in all cases you will be picked up until you arrive back in Georgetown.
Work permit
Mail and Communications
Ongoing service and 24/7 Emergency Contact
What's Included
Accommodation Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers Meals Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare SIM cards Travel Insurance
Dec 09, 2019
Jan 12, 2019

About Program

Travel and join us at our Karanambu Eco-Lodge/ Ranch and Conservation project located in the North Rupununi, a region of South-Western Guyana known for its expansive wetlands and savannas! Become a volunteer now and work with our fantastic team as we continue to develop one of Guyana’s premier Eco-Lodges. In Karanambu, you will create bonds that go beyond friendship while having the opportunity to share and develop skills in the areas of tourism, hospitality, conservation, ranching, construction, and carpentry.

At Karanambu, we are always so eager to share the experience of the untouched natural beauty in this remote corner of South America. Volunteers can expect to work within all the fields offered at this project, though some of these may overlap due to the specific needs of the different components that make up Karanambu. There are also opportunities to visit and do outreach work in the neighboring Macusi villages of Kwaimatta, Yupukari, Massara, Toka and Simuni.

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Program Impact

Volunteers contribute to the everyday operation of the project. They help to conserve the environment through the conservation project (keeping track of wildlife in and around the area etc.), eco-tourism (assisting and learning about eco-friendly actions while on tours with guests) and living a sustainable lifestyle by contributing to the ranching aspect of the project. Volunteers also provide economic incentive to local people. Both parties benefit as they learn from each other.

Program Reviews

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Francios
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Volunteering in Guyana

I was first slight nervous about this programme as I am not so young any more as some other volunteers that join these programmes. I am from Spain and always loved South America and had been to most countries there. I always heard about this hidden gem called Guyana but did not know much about this place so I knew I had to go see it for myself.

After some search I came across some interesting volunteering programmes from Fronteering and I know that was the way I wanted to go.

In short Guyana was amazing and I can recommend it to anyone. Whether young or old. The programme was well organized and it was a great cause to help with sustainable eco tourism and to help out the Amerindian people.

Go see it now before I all changes!

I will be back!

13 people found this review helpful.
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Jackson
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Guyana Amerindian community

My Volunteer experience at the Amerindian community eco lodge exceeded all of my expectations. Having spent time living and traveling in diverse places all over the world, I must say that the interior of Guyana offers a once in a lifetime opportunity for a truly raw experience. In addition to the wonderful landscape and wildlife, it was amazing working in conjunction with members of the Village in their efforts to preserve the nature and wildlife. I will never forget my time in Guyanaand recommend a volunteering opportunity to everyone!

And For anyone who is nervous about going to such a off the beaten path country... Don't be! Fronteering literally is by your side all the way from the moment you set foot in Georgetown Int. Airport until the moment you leave. They even take you out for drinks and dinner in the evening in Georgetown which was nice to see as well.

What would you improve about this program?
No comment. All the Fronteering staff was great and very hands on and they spent a lot of time guiding me at the project.
13 people found this review helpful.

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