Yupukari, Guyana | Bucket list

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Butterflies playfully chase each other in the rolling hills of the central Rupununi savannahs. And birdsong from rare birds, high-pitched grunts from anteaters and other sounds of nature strike up a symphony here in Yupukari — the village of the indigenous Macushi and Wapishana peoples. Nestled between the Kanuku and Pakaraima mountain ranges, there are myriad opportunities to witness some of the most intriguing wildlife. This village is home to the Caiman House Field Station, a conservation centre for the black caimans and the yellow-spotted river turtles found in surrounding lakes and the Rupununi River. Accessible through Lethem, local guides will enrich your experience of Yupukari — and neighbouring areas.

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