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Nariva Swamp

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Address: Trinidad

Several different species of birds inhabit this swamp, one of the largest...

Several different species of birds inhabit this swamp, one of the largest wetlands in the Caribbean.

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Fascinating trip

We styed in Limeland house run by Kayman Sagar who organised and led a trip into the swamp in canoes. During a 7 hour trip we saw many bird types and cappuchine monkeys... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Farida P
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

We styed in Limeland house run by Kayman Sagar who organised and led a trip into the swamp in canoes. During a 7 hour trip we saw many bird types and cappuchine monkeys, butterflies etc. Kayman is a very knowledgeable and friendly man who looked after us well and knows his stuff.

Thank Farida P
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I have been doing tours here for over 20 years but I am still excited when guest ask me to take them here. It never get old. Every time I have gone has been special as each day is different as far as wildlife is concerned. Last trip we got macaws and howler monkey. The time before that we got... More 

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San Fernando, Trinidad
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111 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

There are no accommodations nearby so visitors must use tour service to access the protected sight and overnight visit is not possible.The Bush Bush sanctuary tour is exciting!! It's a naturally beautiful island within the Nariva Swamp, for protecting and regenerating many mammalian and bird species and for studying them. The boat trip from the Manzanilla Road is 15 minutes... More 

Thank KiminGranCouva
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225 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

I am no bird watcher but I was blown away by the scarlet ibis coming into roost for the night. The tree was transformed into a Christmas tree. We saw plenty of other wildlife as we made our way to the lakes through the swamp including a tree snake! Take a waterproof just in case as the boats have no... More 

1 Thank Stuart B
United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

We met Stephen Broadbridge at Ellerslie Plaza and rode across trinidad to Nariva Swamp and Bush Bush nature sanctuary. We had two flat tires the day before on the way back from Asa Wright bird sanctuary and were quite nervous about driving in Trinidad. Stephen took us to breakfast and got doubles for my wife and son. The we met... More 

3 Thank DJE963
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 November 2015

I took a guided tour of Nariva Swamp in October, that took us to Bush Bush Island. First, it needs to be explained that this "island" is a forested hummock in the middle of the swamp. I was disappointed in that the boat tour part of the visit only lasted 20 min. I had expected to spend a couple of... More 

1 Thank MadawaskaOrnitours
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

I went to the Nariva swamp last year with a group of co -workers. The tour was via boat to a place called "Bush Bush".Where we walked around the area with the tour guide for about an hour or so. I really enjoyed that tour on the island, we saw some monkeys (howlers we were told.), a number of different... More 

Thank jawstherevenge
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

I toured a section of this swamp with Kayman Sagar a professional birding guide in the area on a two-person kayak which he paddled so that I was free to look for and photograph birds. His knowledge extended far beyond just birds and included intimate knowledge of the rest of the flora and fauna found in the area. During the... More 

1 Thank William S
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

Beautiful place. Bush-Bush Nature Reserve is a must see. For more information see review about LimeLand Tours

1 Thank MMouse001
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

One of the few places to see wild macaws, howler and Capuchin monkeys, a nature lover's heaven. Kayak the Nariva swamp and head to the Bush-Bush area for a small hike - the best way to see it :)

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