Mapari Wilderness Camp

Mapari Wilderness Camp


Mapari Wilderness Camp offers one of the country’s most remote tourist locations and is only accessible by boat. Situated on the uninhabited Mapari River and at the foot of the Kanuku Mountains, which are covered in pristine rainforest.

This simple, rustic hammock camp sits on the banks of the river, and the nearby small rapids and pools create the most natural of outdoor baths. Enjoy the unpretentious luxury of your own private riverfront open-air dining area, where the only noise is a backdrop of screeches, whistles and calls of the surrounding wildlife and dinner is served under a kaleidoscope of brilliant stars.

Most rivers in Guyana are the colour of cold tea, but the Mapari is a clear water river, which means river drifting allows easy viewing of fish, stingrays and electric eels. A Harpy Eagle nest sits atop a giant Silk-cotton tree, just a 3-minute walk from the riverbank. A rocky outcrop provides an elevated viewing platform that allows unparalleled views into the nest. Silently drifting down the river at night reveals roosting birds, snakes and other nocturnal species. A short walk into the forest allows you to locate the burrow of the Goliath Bird-eating Spider, the largest spider in the world by mass.

You can take a multi-day boat trip from the South Rupununi along the Rupununi River or it is a few hours' journey from the village of Yupakari in the North Rupununi, where Caiman House is located.

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Trail walks

Bird watching

Wildlife spotting

Harpy eagle nest (if active)

Dinner under the stars

Nocturnal forest walks

Night river drifts spotlighting for nocturnal species

Hammock camp

Bush toilet

River bathing

Forest trails

Expert guides

Important

While we cannot guarantee wildlife encounters following is a list of species recorded in this area and you can expect to see some of these depending on the season, weather, luck and the wildlife cooperating!


Tinamous

Great Tinamou

Cinereous Tinamou

Little Tinamou

Variegated Tinamou

Undulated Tinamou

Ducks and Geese

Muscovy Duck

Black-bellied whistling duck

White-faced whistling duck

Guans and Curassows

Little Chachalaca

Marail Guan

Blue-throated Piping-Guan

Crestless Curassow

Black Curassow

Quails

Marbled Wood Quail

Cormorants

Neotropic Cormorant

Anhingas

Anhinga

Herons

Rufescent Tiger-Heron

Fasciated Tiger-Heron

Agami Heron

Boat-billed Heron

Zigzag Heron

Striated Heron

Cocoi Heron

Great Egret

Capped Heron

Snowy EgretLittle Blue Heron

Ibises

Green Ibis

Storks

Jabiru

Wood Stork

New World Vultures

Turkey Vulture

Greater Yellow-headed Vulture

Black Vulture

King Vulture

Osprey

Hawks and Eagles

Gray-headed Kite

Hook-billed Kite

Swallow-tailed Kite

Double-toothed Kite

Plumbeous Kite

Long-winged Harrier

Tiny Hawk

Crane Hawk

Black-faced Hawk

White Hawk

Great Black-Hawk

Savanna Hawk

Black-collard Hawk

Roadside Hawk

Gray-lined Hawk (Gray Hawk)

Crested Eagle

Harpy Eagle

Black-and-White Hawk-Eagle

Black Hawk-Eagle

Ornate Hawk-Eagle

Limpkins

Limpkin

Falcons and Caracaras

Black Caracara

Red-throated Caracara

Yellow-headed Caracara

Laughing Falcon

Barred Forest-Falcon

Lined Forest-Falcon

Slaty-backed Forest-Falcon

Collared Forest-Falcon

Bat Falcon

Trumpeters

Psophia crepitans

Gray-winged Trumpeter

Rails

Gray-necked Wood-Rail

Finfoots

Sungrebe

Sunbitterns

Sunbittern

Plovers

Pied Plover (Pied Lapwing)

Southern lapwing

Sandpipers

Spotted Sandpiper

Terns

Yellow-billed Tern

Large-billed Tern

Skimmers

Black Skimmer

Pigeons and Doves

Common Ground-Dove

Ruddy Ground-Dove

Blue Ground-Dove

Pale-vented Pigeon

Plumbeous Pigeon

Ruddy Pigeon

White-tipped Dove

Eared Dove

Gray-fronted Dove

Violaceous Quail-Dove

RuddyQuail-Dove

Parrots

Blue-and-yellow Macaw

Scarlet Macaw

Red-and-green Macaw

Painted Parakeet

Golden-winged Parakeet

Caica Parrot

Blue-headed Parrot

Dusky Parrot

Orange-winged Parrot

Mealy Parrot

Red-fan Parrot

Cuckoos

Squirrel Cuckoo

Pavonine Cuckoo

Smooth-billed Ani

Owls

Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl

Crested Owl

Spectacled Owl

Amazonian Pygmy-Owl

Oil Birds

Oil Bird

Potoos

Great Potoo

Common Potoo

White-winged Potoo

Nightjars

Short-tailed Nighthawk

Common Pauraque

Blackish Nightjar

Swifts

White-collared Swift

Band-rumped Swift

Gray-rumped Swift

Chapman's Swift

Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift

Hummingbirds

Pale-tailed Barbthroat

Reddish Hermit

Straight-billed Hermit

Long-tailed Hermit

Gray-breasted Sabrewing

White-necked Jacobin

Crimson Topaz

Fork-tailed Woodnymph

White-chinned Sapphire

White-chested Emerald

Black-eared Fairy

Long-billed Starthroat

Trogons

Green-backed Trogon (White-tailed Trogon)

Guianan Trogon (Violaceous Trogon)

Black-tailed Trogon

Kingfishers

Ringed Kingfisher

Amazon Kingfisher

Green Kingfisher

Green-and-rufous Kingfisher

American Pygmy Kingfisher

Motmots

Amazonian Motmot (Blue-crowned Motmot)

Jacamars

Brown Jacamar

Yellow-billed Jacamar

Green-tailed Jacamar

Great Jacamar

Puffbirds

Guianan Puffbird White-necked Puffbird)

Pied Puffbird

Spotted Puffbird

Collared Puffbird

Black Nunbird

Swallow-winged Puffbird

New World Barbets

Black-spottedBarbet

Toucans

White-throated Toucan

Channel-billed Toucan

Guianan Toucanet

Green Aracari

Black-necked Aracari

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