‘Bringing Guyana’s hidden gems to light’ – 2024 Independence Safari launched


A new ‘Independence Safari’ is set to spotlight some of Guyana’s hidden gems in five hinterland communities.

The new safari is a venture between the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) and Rainforest Tours. And it will take place from May 23 to 27, in observance of Guyana’s 58th Independence Anniversary.

In that period, those seeking adventure and thrills will visit five of Guyana’s administrative regions: Regions Four, Seven, Eight, Nine and 10.

They will also get to immerse themselves in communities like Bartica, Rockstone, Mahdia and Karasabai, visiting sites like the Linden Museum, the Christianburg Waterwheel and both the Baracara and Marshall Falls.

A grand flag-raising ceremony will also take place at Karasabai, Region Nine.

GTA Director, Kamrul Baksh (Photo: News Room/November 27, 2021)

Director of Guyana Tourism Authority, Kamrul Baksh, who spoke at the safari launch on Friday, said the trip is a great way to experience the beauty of Guyana.

“You are going to get to see all of the interior regions and all of the attractions that the Guyana Tourism Authority and communities have been working on developing and refining, the products and attractions there.

“Going on the safari is not only about the terrain and countering the terrain but also to bright some of the hidden gems to light,” Baksh said.

According to Baksh, the Tourism Authority, in collaboration with the Minsitry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, have launched over 52 attractions over the past four years.

“We want to bright those hidden gems to light through the safari and through itineraries that we have created.

“The safari really provides a great platform to enjoy those attractions that are coming to light,” he posited.

Baksh also highlighted that the authority is currently looking at new routes, including those in the coastal regions to create more short-term excursions.

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