When is the best time to visit Guyana?
You can visit Guyana any time of year. It depends on what you want do while you’re there. Late August to April is the dry season, when it is much easier to move around the country.
How long do you recommend spending in Guyana?
You need at least 10 days. Most travellers from the UK will spend 14 days to get a good overview of Guyana.
When is the best time to see Kaieteur Falls?
Kaieteur has its greatest flow during the wet season but whatever time you visit, you’re in for an incredible experience at Kaieteur Falls.
When does the rainy season start? And what is the average temperature?
The wet season is from mid-November to mid-January and then from May to July. That said, in December it's just short sharp rains, so many people do travel in December, especially to see the festivities. The rainy season has little impact on temperature and the average high is 28°C.
Is it easy to spot jaguars in Guyana?
There’s a very healthy population of jaguar in Guyana, especially in the Iwokrama Rainforest, but the dense infrastructure means they are hard to see. I would go in with the expectation that if you see them it would be the cherry on top. So, they’re there, but if you see one you’re lucky.
When is the best time to visit for birdwatching?
Generally, February to April and September to November. This is when we get migratory species, as well. Guyana has nearly 900 species of bird.
What vaccinations do you need to visit Guyana?
Be sure to check your immunisation status before you travel and seek current advice on the best antimalarials to take based on the parts of Guyana you will be visiting. It is also recommended that you stay up to date on tetanus, diphtheria and hepatitis A. Immunisations against hepatitis B may be needed for longer trips and for rabies if you are travelling in remote areas and working with animals. Proof of yellow fever status is required for entry into Guyana if you are travelling from a yellow fever endemic area, or if you are continuing onto Suriname.
What language is spoken in Guyana?
The main language is English, although there are other languages spoken such as several Amerindian dialects.
How easy is it to travel around the country independently?
Given Guyana is a relatively uncharted land covered in around 85% rainforest, it can be challenging to travel independently. Logistics can take a lot of planning and may require combining various modes of transportation such as planes, riverboats and 4X4s. Internal flights in Guyana are available however they are tricky to book independently and many flights for tourism purposes are chartered (so we would suggest using a local agent). It's also worth noting that there is one road that runs from Georgetown to Lethem and a bus service is available. The road quality can be poor and during the wet season, some sections may become flooded. Some lodges can also help with transportation and pick ups (although this will have to be arranged in advance).
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