Welcoming hospitality at the gateway to Brazil and the South Rupununi
No frills, friendly, and comfortable accommodation in Lethem provides the perfect stopover on your journey in the southern reaches of Guyana.
The Savannah Inn is on the outskirts of Lethem, five minutes drive from the airport. Seven cabins with air-conditioning and en-suite 3 piece bathrooms with hot and cold water are available, along with six rooms off the Great Room (also with en-suite 3 piece bathrooms). The Great Room has a dining area with large family-sized tables where we offer complimentary tea, coffee, fresh juice, water and fresh fruit at all times. There is also a lounge with comfortable chairs and sofas and tables for games and just relaxing. Plus an information centre and our reception. In the garden a large Benab with hammocks and a bar provide the perfect venue for a sundowner.
Evenings may be spent in the old family ranch house with a fine art collection, library and good music. All buildings have electricity and running water from a deep well. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with hundreds of palms, fruit and flower trees that enhance the natural beauty of the rolling hills and savannahs, the Rupununi River and wooded mountains nearby.
Rock View Lodge is managed by the owner, Colin Edwards, an Englishman who has been closely associated with Guyana since he came here as an agricultural volunteer in 1969. His love for the Guyanese interior, the arts and the people of both Guyana and Brasil may be seen in this unusual lodge and working farm which is both environmentally friendly and has a special relationship with the community development efforts of the surrounding Amerindian villages. The efficient and friendly staff are both members of the family as well as neighbours around Rock View. They are mostly trilingual, speaking a combination of English, Portuguese and their native Makushi language.