The hornbill, clad in its butler’s suit of blue-black feathers with a brilliant yellow dickie front and a huge, multi-coloured beak just doesn’t look real.
But many of the sights you’ll encounter in Guyana carry a similar air of unreal wonderment. Georgetown, for example, will take you back to the days of the early Dutch settlers, whilst the Kaieteur Falls are unbelievably beautiful. The Iwokrama Rainforest is a million-acre home to all kinds of natural wonders, and the birdlife around villages like Surama is simply astonishing. You’ll also stay in forest lodges, on a cattle ranch and a station that studies caiman.
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