Jungle-clad and teeming with exotic wildlife, Guyana is a South American secret begging to be told. With its unique geography of coastal waters, mangroves, marshes, savannas, mountains, and tropical rainforests, it's an ideal match for adventure seekers and wildlife enthusiasts. Explore the interior's waterways from a dugout canoe, swim alongside a black caiman-the world's largest alligator, take in Amerindian culture at Surama, or spot one of Guyana's 800-plus birds. Fully updated, Bradt's second edition of Guyana provides all the practical and background information necessary to get the most from your trip-whatever your budget or time constraint.
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PART ONE - GENERAL INFORMATION 1
Chapter 1 - Background Information 3
Chapter 2 - Natural History 29
Chapter 3 - Practical Information 51
PART TWO - THE GUIDE 99
Chapter 4 - Georgetown 101
Chapter 5 - Around Georgetown 127
Chapter 6 - Berbice 135
Chapter 7 - Lower Essequibo, Cuyuni and Mazaruni rivers 151
Chapter 8 - Essequibo and the Northwest 177
Chapter 9 - Central rainforests 205
Chapter 10 - the Rupununi 239
further information 295
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Raised in Brooklyn, New York, Kirk Smock is a freelance writer who regularly contributes articles on Guyana for newspapers, magazines and websites.