Welcome to The North Rupununi
The North Rupununi savannas are Africa-like plains scattered with Amerindian villages, small islands of jungle and an exceptional diversity of wildlife. Rivers full of huge caimans and the world's largest water lilies (Victoria amazonica) cut through plains of golden grasses and termite mounds, and a mind-boggling array of birds fly across the sky. In the background the Pakaraima Mountains loom, more verdant hillsides than vast peaks, but which nonetheless give the landscape a touch of drama. On a human level, the North Rupununi feels like a tight-knit community spread over a vast area – everyone knows everyone and strangers are warmly welcomed. The heart of the North Rupununi is the village of Annai, a crossroads for Amerindian peoples with a few sleeping options and an airstrip.