Welcome to Roraima
The tropical rainforest that blankets Roraima’s southern half (bisected by the equator) gives way to broad savanna in the middle of the state, and remote and beautiful mountains in the north. It includes most of the Brazilian territories of the Yanomami, one of the country’s largest surviving indigenous peoples. This could be one of the Amazon's most varied playgrounds, but it's yet to really take off – the state capital, Boa Vista, still doesn’t make the itinerary of most travelers and opportunities for getting beyond city limits are limited. Also, the troubled situation in Venezuela across the border means that tourism has taken a back seat for now.
Roraima is home to Monte Roraima (2875m), and although this intriguing flat-topped mountain sits right on the Brazil-Venezuela-Guyana border, the best way up is from the Venezuelan side.