Early Morning Savannah and River Trip
In the event that giant anteaters were not seen the previous day, this morning there is another chance to search the savannah. Alternatively, explore the Rupununi River in search of giant river otters, black caimans and arapaima. Afterwards, return to the lodge for breakfast before departure.
Travel from Karanambu Ranch to Caiman House
Leave Karanambu Ranch and travel upriver in a motorboat, bird watching on the way to the village of Yupukari, a journey of approx. 2 hours. Afterwards, transfer by vehicle to Caiman House.
Night-time River Trip
This evening offers the unique opportunity to support and participate in an ongoing field study of black caiman, the largest member of the alligator family and an endangered species. Observe captures from a separate boat with the opportunity to assist in data collection. Caimans are weighed, measured, sexed and tagged before being released back into the river. The research undertaken here has already uncovered interesting new information about caimans' nests. During periods of high water, it is difficult to capture caimans, but there will still be the chance to enter the nocturnal world of the Rupununi River. Just after darkness settles on the river, many creatures emerge. These include black caimans, spectacled caimans, tree boas, iguanas, frogs, and numerous fish species. Observe sleeping birds, such as kingfishers, nightjars and herons. In the trees, look out for possums, capybara and sleeping monkeys.
You will be staying at Caiman House & Research Centre, full board