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Blenheim, New Zealand
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135 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2012

I spent five days at Maipaima, being taken in by ox cart at the end of the rainy season. Full story here: guyanatraveler.wordpress.com if interested. Maipaima is dedicated to preserving the land and animals with the lowest impact on the environment as possible. I thought they did a great job. Taking all trash out after guests leave, never burning or... More 

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New York City, New York
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59 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2012

Intending to arrive early to the Mapaima Eco-Lodge, we were significantly delayed at the Rockview Lodge due to the car mechanical failure. Arriving in the town of Lethem viewing amazing wildlife and scenery on the way, we have arrived almost at sunset. Motorbikes were arranged to pick us up and take us from Lethem to Nappi Village, the Eco-Lodge being... More 

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1 Thank sbmvr
Quincy, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2012

I have been to Guyana 8 times and to Maipaima Eco-lodge 3 times. I will keep coming back, for the lodge, its staff and operations, and the wild forest and its wildlife are amazing and fantastic. The Rupununi region (#9) of Guyana is truly a lost world, rich in biodiversity with pristine forest and savannah ecosystems, and most interestingly, with... More 

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10 Thank Morimo2
Bocas del Toro, Panama
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2011

We have such warm memories of our stay here in May 2011. It was at the beginning of the rainy season when the rivers were flooding the forest floor and also flooding the farm site where the lodge is situated to then recede leaving fish gasping in the mud. Days were spent hiking in the forest with Joe or Bear,... More 

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Buxton, Derbyshire
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2010

Dry or wet, the drive in your 4x4 across savannah and through pristine forest to Maipaima Ecolodge will be rugged but that’s not to say it can’t be enjoyable. It’s an adventurous introduction to an adventurous place. When the lodge appears through the trees you’ll see it is situated in a clearing surrounded by dense rainforest. Rest assured that if... More 

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10 Thank impartial_and_honest
Paris, France
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2009

Yes, Maipaima is difficult to reach. Yes, the road is more a suggestion to the forest than anything else. Yes, oxen might be involved in your transportation. But such limited infrastructure is what keeps the Kanuku Mountains the most biodiverse place in Guyana. The lodge was comfortable. Yes, there were insects and spiders, but you are right in the middle... More 

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9 Thank SFeek
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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224 reviews
211 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2009

As Myrtle has documented our problems with transport at this lodge, I won't dwell on them. As a location deep in the primary rainforest this lodge is unbeatable, just 4 of us there, and waking to the dawn chorus of birds, and howler monkeys is an experience we won't forget. I would also like to comment on Julitas' catering skills,... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
156 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2009

The previous reports are very thorough describing all the good points of this wonderfully situated little lodge in a clearing deep in the pristine rainforest. So I won't say the same things over again, I will just add that we opted not to have the generator turned on in the evening because of the noise. It was blissful to just... More 

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5 Thank MyrtleWiltshire
Berkeley, California
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39 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2009

This is a remote rainforest lodge run by the Amerindian community of Nappi, about 25 miles northeast of Lethem. Getting to the lodge is arduous and uncomfortable: vehicles in this country are universally beat-up, the road to the lodge is a tangled, muddy jungle path, and as always it's hot and muggy. But if you can endure the 2-3 hour... More 

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12 Thank MRMinSF
UK
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2009

Maipaima was our last stop in the North Rupununi. After 1 night at Atta, 2 nights each at Surama, Rock View and Karanambu, we had 2 nights at Maipaima. The transfer to Maipaima from Karanambu took about 3 hours by road. We were taken to Nappi village, where we were met by one of the village councillors, Guy Fredericks, and... More 

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Maipaima Ecolodge is a remote community-run lodge in the southern Rupununi region of Guyana. The lodge is situated in pristine rainforest at the base of the Kanuku Mountains and provides basic but clean and comfortable lodging for up to 8 people. Overnight excursions to nearby Jordon Falls, the nearby Cock-Of-The-Rock lek, a bat cave, and nature hikes are some of the highlights of visiting Maipaima. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Maipaima Eco-lodge

Address: Kanuku Hills | North Rupununi, Nappi Village, Guyana
Region: Guyana > Rupununi > Nappi Village
Price Range: €47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“I like the front room right next to the forest and creek, but all of the rooms are nice; the place is a gem; a wonderful opening in the pristine rain forest.”
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