Photos and Videos from the Rupununi Art and Music Festival

The festivities have died down but the spirit lives on! The music, friendships, creative energy, and sense of community linger here at Rock View Lodge and in the hearts of everyone who celebrated with us back in February. Come take a look at some of the images we’ve collected from a splendid weekend. Click the.. read more →

Countdown to the Festival!

Exciting, innovative and designed to complement the natural beauty of the Rupununi grasslands, the 1st Rupununi Music & Arts Festival kicks off on Valentine’s night, 14th February at Rock View Annai. A celebration of world music in the heart of Guyana, this first time event brings together a wealth of musicians from Africa, Europe and.. read more →

Transforming the Rock View Lodge Grounds for the Festival

Although a great deal of construction is underway on the western edge of Rock View Lodge to host an influx guests attending the Rupununi Arts and Music Festival, the lodge’s main grounds are undergoing a transformation of their own! Rock View Lodge is organizing and hosting the first annual Rupununi Arts and Music Festival which.. read more →

Arts and Music Festival – The People Putting it Together (literally)

Construction is underway for new facilities to host an influx of Guyanese and international visitors attending the first annual Rupununi Arts and Music Festival in February. Making this possible is a small army of volunteers and Rock View Lodge staffers who are dedicating long hours on top of their regular duties to prepare the Festival.. read more →

Festival Construction – Guest Benabs & Showers!

Construction is underway for guest benabs, showers, and toilets to accommodate hundreds of guests expected to descend upon Annai, Guyana for the first annual Rupununi Arts and Music Festival in February. Using lumber sustainably harvested by hand from the Annai/Surama timber concession, these guest buildings will comfortably accommodate four to six sleeping adults. The guest.. read more →

Festival Construction – Composting Toilets!

Some of Guyana’s first composting toilets are being installed on the Festival Grounds as we prepare for a large crowd of visitors from around the world in mid-February. Rock View Lodge is organizing and hosting the first annual Rupununi Arts and Music Festival which will bring together musicians and artists from around the world for.. read more →

Festival Construction Underway!

Preparations are well underway for the first annual Rupununi Arts and Music Festival, scheduled for 14-16 February 2014. Additional guest accommodations, festival presentation booths, stage sites, and eating areas are under construction to help us provide hospitality to the hundreds of people expected to attend the event. Stay tuned for more scenes from the festival.. read more →

Aerial footage of Rock View Lodge – Teaser Clip

A film crew documenting wildlife in the Caribbean and northern South America took lodge owner Colin Edwards for an ultralight aerial tour of the Annai area in central Guyana. They sent in this short teaser clip to give us an idea how it’s coming together in the editing booth back in Germany. We can’t wait.. read more →

Rupununi renewable solar project commissioned

The German Company, Eerepami in collaboration with the North Rupununi District Development Board (NRDDB) and other local counterparts have constructed and installed a 20 kilowatt-peak combined wind and solar system at the Bina Hill Institute, Region Nine. Prime Minister Samuel Hinds officially commissioned the $30 million renewable solar energy project on Friday that seeks to.. read more →

A Special Guest – and her horse

We were so delighted to spend time with Joyce Wicher who found her way to Rock View Lodge on her 92nd birthday with her grand daughter Christine and great grandson Nate. She’s been riding since the age of 4 so she had no trouble spending time on the Rupununi Savannah last week with guide Castro.. read more →

Tambaqui in the Aquculture Ponds

The Tambaqui in our aquaculture ponds are growing – this one weighed in at about one kilo. Photo credit: Colin Edwards — at Rock View Lodge. read more →

Why did the Anteater Cross the Road?

This great shot – from the Tourism Authority – was taken not far from Rock View Lodge. Only a few thousand of the highly endangered Giant Anteater are said to remain in the wild. read more →

Tambaqui Aquaculture Update

Seven weeks ago, our new crop of Tambaqui were 5 grams each… they’re averaging 90 grams each now! We are transferring several hundred of the first crop from pond #1 to ponds 2 and 3 in anticipation of further growth and our first harvest this Christmas. Rock View is piloting the Rupununi’s first aquaculture microenterprise.. read more →

Guyana’s Diplomatic Corps Convenes at Rock View Lodge

Rock View Lodge welcomes Guyana’s senior diplomatic corps to Annai for a daylong conference at the Lodge. It was a wonderful occasion to discuss Guyana’s tourism drive through our Embassies and Consulates throughout the World. read more →

Guyana’s George Simon wins Anthony Sagba Award

We are delighted to share in the celebration with our good friend George Simon as he is awarded the presigious Anthony Sagba Award for Excellence today. The Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence (ANSCAFE) is now the English-speaking Caribbean’s leading recognition programme in Arts, Sciences, and Public and Civic Work. The ANSA McAL Foundation.. read more →