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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

A strange place indeed. The wildlife was the best in Guyana, the guides knowledgeable, the nighttime drifts with Rum punch under the stars were magic. The rooms large and airy. The food good and the staff polite... so it should have been 5* but the whole place had a strange detached feel about it. It was as if the heart... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

My daughter and I had booked two nights here, but a Liat flight delay cost us our first night, so we missed out on the lily pond and never got to see a potoo or jabaru, On our arrival from Lethem I was delighted to be met by none other than Diane McTurk herself. This refined lady, now in her... More 

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Melanie M, Owner at Karanambu Ranch, responded to this review

Thank YOU Ashlee for such a wonderful review. We were also very sorry that your time with us had been cut short but are very happy to know that you enjoyed it none the less. WE hope that you migth visit us again in the future. Kind regards Melanie McTurk PS-Please note that Andrea and Salvador are no longer employed... More 

Aurora
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Of the Eco-lodges we visited in southern Guyana, this was the best. The range and density of wildlife were the best, with the resort's location amid river, forest and savannah helping. The rooms are modestly, but comfortably, furnished. No hot water. No WiFi, but you can use their computer for email -- slow dial-up speed. Food is good, and you... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015

Wonderful hosts - Angela and Salvador made it home from home Super trips - loved the river trips, great to see and anteater and such class bring out the rum punch sundowner whilst watching a lily open You are in the wilderness, so you must expect a few bits of wildlife

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 October 2015

I stayed for 2 nights as part of a longer tour of the Rupunini, arriving after a long, hot day on the river, but pleasantly revived with a cold beer, and really enjoyed my stay. My room had a large, ensuite bathroom and huge, comfortable bed. Bottled water is provided alongside the the - rather essential - insect repellent. Yes,... More 

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SAINT PETERSBURG
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015

I spent two nights here as part of tour with Wilderness Explorers. All local tours and meals were included. We arrived by boat but there is also a commercial airstrip close by for the area. The owner Diane McTurk had been sick and was still away in Georgetown so we did not get to meet her. However, the Mangers, Andrea... More 

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Andrea-Salvador, Manager at Karanambu Ranch, responded to this review

We are so sorry the bats disturbed you. Four of the guest cabins do have traditional thatch roofs. The compound is surrounded by Mango trees, and yes there are fruit eating bats who live in the thatch. Our staff clean the cabins s in the morning when they are making up the room and again at night when they are... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Stayed 2 nights in August, the end of the rainy season and not the best time of year for otters or caiman. There is no orphaned otter here now but we still saw the best wildlife of our Guyana trip here, including 2 Giant Anteaters. Very good birding too. The hospitality from Salvador and Andrea and their team was second... More 

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Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

Came back after several years and found all the peace and quiet and all the birds and animals still around! Changes were in rooms, clean comfortable and much improved. Meals are delicious and surprised and pleased us all ! Salvador and Andrea are gentle and sweet but, efficient hands on managers who were always there when needed. Staff well supervised,... More 

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Skien Norway
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137 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

We visited Karanambu Lodge in low season end of June 2015. We were well received on the savannah airfield. The accomodation was nice in a big fresh air open bungalowstyle cabinlodge. Hammocks on the veranda outside. Clean and well functioning bathroom and shower. Well equipped With all kind of mosquito-avoiders and killers (necessary in this part of Guyana). The best... More 

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2014

We stayed here only two nights. We wished we had stayed here another two nights rather than moving on to Dadanawa (see separate review). Where do I start? I guess with the transfer to the ranch via a guided boat trip on the Rupununui River, which was packed with a myriad of birds. Jerry our guide for our stay ws... More 

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Address: Lethem Guyana, Guyana
Region: Guyana > Rupununi
Price Range: $439 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Karanambu Ranch Hotel Rupununi
Karanambu Ranch Guyana/Rupununi
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“All the lodges are open at the top so mosquito nets set up by tsaff”
 of 5 bubbles UkGailJ, 13 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Apparently some rooms don't have bats. Ask for one of those rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles ERIC353, 10 Oct 2015 | Read review
“There is limited Wi Fi in the great room.”
 of 5 bubbles MaxKate, 22 Jul 2015 | Read review
“All cabins are excellent Wi fi out of function when we stayed, but should be functioning when managers returned.”
 of 5 bubbles PerUrdahl, 15 Jul 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are very well equipped, ask for a "Jeffrey" in your room as that is a large toad that eats any insects....we bonded!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles chrisbA670AL, 5 Jan 2014 | Read review
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