TRANSPORTATION

A TRANSPORTATION CROSSROADS

Cessna Caravans parked on the Annai Airstrip at the east gate of Rock View Lodge

Most visitors will fly in to the Rupununi from Georgetown on scheduled daily service provided by TransGuyana Airways, landing on the Annai airstrip 200 meters from the lodge. TransGuyana Airways flies in to Annai twice daily on a seasonal schedule. Scheduled flights arrive from Georgetown’s Ogle Aerodrome in the late morning and early afternoon before continuing on to Lethem on the Brazilian border. Flight time from Georgetown to Annai is approximately 75 minutes, depending on weather. Flying from Annai to Georgetown generally takes up to 2 hours as the plane makes its way south to Lethem before returning to Ogle.

Rock View Lodge is an authorized agent for TransGuyana and can book your air tickets with sufficient notice. Do note that seating and cargo space is extremely limited on TGA’s Cessna Caravans and Norman Islander aircraft, so advance planning is essential. So is packing light: you will be restricted to 13kg of luggage weight. Contact us for details.

Flights can be chartered to fly into or out of Annai on a daytime schedule of your choosing. Groups of as few as 2 can charter a Cessna 206 aircraft economically… all the way up to 13-seater C-208’s (shown above). Parties chartering aircraft often prefer to route their inbound or outbound flight via Kaieteur and/or Orinduik Falls.

 Regional Ground Transportation

The barge scene at Kurupukari Crossing near Iwokrama, part of any land crossing from Georgetown into the Rupununi

Guyana’s sole trans-national road provides economical transportation options such as the overnight IntraServ coach service as well as privately operated minivan taxis. (IMPORTANT NOTE WINTER 2014 – INTRASERV COACH SERVICE IS SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY) Weather and road-conditions permitting, IntraServ leaves Georgetown at approximately 9pm and heads south to make the first ferry at Karupukari Crossing near Iwokrama at 6am. Barring delays, that coach will arrive at Rock View’s Oasis Annex by mid-day before continuing on an additional 4 hours to Lethem. Heading north, IntraServ departs The Oasis at approximately 2pm, arriving in Georgetown by midnight. Minivan service is most easily arranged in either Lethem or Georgetown, but can sometimes be boarded at The Oasis.

Seasonal schedule changes and highly variable road and weather conditions can significantly impact timings, so visitors are advised to utilize these services only when their schedule permits a generous margin of flexibility.

Transport Around the Rupununi

Rock View’s Bedford provides rugged and elevated wildlife viewing opportunities

Rock View Lodge provides 4WD ground transfers to nearby lodges such as Surama, Iwokrama Canopy Walkway, Iwokrama River Lodge, Kwatamang Landing (to meet boats to Rewa) and Ginep Landing (to meet boats to Karanambu). We also arrange sightseeing and birdwatching trips using a reliable Toyota HiLux 4-wheel-drive truck or the legendary Camel Bedford which seats up to 20 people ten feet above ground level.

Get Your Bearings

Glance at the maps we’ve provided to get your bearings and discover just how conveniently located Rock View Lodge is. You can also visit our rates page to estimate costs to travel to, from, and around the Rupununi.