Amerindian Eco-lodge & Ranch Assistant

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Join us at Karanambu Lodge & work alongside a dedicated team in the Rupununi! Volunteers can expect to work in the areas of horticulture, gardening, tourism & more! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Groepen

We invite you to the Rupununi; a place of rolling grasslands, where the endless savannah meets the clouds in an endless sky. In our corner of the world, the people are still friendly, the rainforests intact and there is always a good reason to sit and enjoy the sunset with a cold drink and friends, old or new!

We invite you to come join us at Karanambu Lodge and work with our amazing and dedicated team as we welcome travellers, adventurers, naturalists, film makers, conservationists and anyone who love nature and wants to experience the raw, natural beauty that is only found in our part of the wild, untamed Rupununi.

We share a unique blend of old world hospitality and unparalleled nature that has established Karanambu as Guyana’s premier Ecolodge.The Lodge is nestled in the north of Guyana’s southern hinterland, known for its expansive wetlands and unbridled savannah.Here, you will form bonds that go beyond friendship, while having he unique opportunity to share and develop skills in the areas of horticulture, tourism, hospitality, conservation, ranching, construction and joinery. Karanambu has been famed for its biological diversity since Edward ‘Tiny’ McTurk settled here in the early 1920s.

Karanambu encompasses approximately 110 square miles of savannah, marshy ponds, riparian and gallery forest, as well as an approximate 30 mile stretch of the Rupununi River. Within our lands there are as many as 700 species of fish – more than anywhere else on Earth. During the biannual rainy seasons, the tributaries of the Amazon and Essequibo rivers flood their banks and meet. The union of these vast rivers results in the exchange of genetic and biological material, while making Karanambu the home to an extraordinary amount of marine life.

Over 600 species of birds make their home here, making Karanambu a birdwatcher's paradise. The Lodge provides excellent viewing opportunities of Giant River Otters, River Turtles, a variety of monkeys, as well as Black and Spectacled Caiman that live on the part of the Rupununi River that runs through Karanambu’s land.

Giant Anteaters, Crab-Eating Foxes and Red Brocket Deer roam our savannahs and our many fresh water ponds are home to what has been called, one of the world’s best wild collection of Victoria Amazonica water lilies. These lilies - the largest in the world - can reach up to three meters in diameter and their flowers bloom every evening at dusk.

Karanambu is best known as having been the home of world renowned conservationist and Giant River Otter expert, Diane McTurk. Better known as ‘the Otter Lady,’ she dedicated her silver years to the rehabilitation and reintroduction of the area’s Giant River Otters and is credited as the pioneer of ecotourism in the Rupununi. The Lodge provides guests with an excellent opportunity to experience, first hand, the wildlife indigenous to this part of the world

Diane’s work lives on through the Karanambu Trust – the research and conservation arm of the Lodge – which was established by the McTurk family in 1997 to help fulfil Diane’s vision of protecting the Karanambu area and establishing Guyana’s first Private Protected Area.

The Karanambu Trust is dedicated to the conservation of the Rupununi savannahs and the wetland ecosystem.

At Karanambu, we are always excited to share the untouched, natural beauty of our remote corner of South America. Volunteers can expect to work in the areas of horticulture, gardening, tourism, hospitality, conservation, ranching, construction, carpentry and joinery, though some of these may overlap due to the specific needs of the different components that make up Karanambu. There are also opportunities to visit and do outreach work in the neighbouring Macusi villages of Kwaimatta, Yupukari, Massara, Toka and Simuni.

We look forward to welcoming you to be part of the Karanambu family.

Dagelijkse activiteiten

As volunteers at Karanambu you will have some of the following responsibilities:
Gardening: 

  • Helping prepare meals
  • Helping to fish for food
  • Assisting with general maintenance of the lodge/ranch outstation and Gardening
  • Working with horses, cattle on the ranch outstation
  • Feeding and keeping resident wildlife company
  • Helping with tourists/guests. Any other jobs that need doing
Every day will be different and in general a flexible attitude will be required and a great asset will be to take initiative. Working on a ranch/farm means there will always be lots to day and never a boring moment. 

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

Volunteers have the opportunity to go swimming, fishing, birdwatching, camping and so much more!

Swimming
Riding

Voor­waarden

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Taalkennis
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (gemiddeld niveau)
Vereiste documenten
CV, Resume, Letter of Motivation, Two pics en Signed Policies and Liability form
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag, vrijdag, zaterdag en zondag van 07:30 - 16:00

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Fronteering Travel

The Fee includes: 


  • Accommodation - shared room (Volunteer/Researcher Quarters)
  • Meals - 3 meals a day.
  • Transfers & Pick ups - On arrival in Georgetown one of our representatives will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Georgetown where you will stay 1 night. Our Georgetown coordinator will then take you around in case if you need to get money or anything from the stores before you take your domestic flight (also included). There will be several transfers domesticially by plane, car and 4x4 and in all cases you will be picked up until you arrive back in Georgetown.
  • Work permit - For volunteering in Guyana a work permit is required as well as premmission needed to visit the Amerindian reserves. This will all be arranged after your arrival (as Guyana has no embassies abroad) and will be HASSLE FREE for you. The fee for this is included in the program cost.
  • Mail and Communications - It is possible to receive and send mail from the town of Lethem via our Fronteering representative, however the postal service is very variable in such a remote area and the process regularly takes over a month. It is not unheard of never to reach it's destination! There will be internet connection and cell phone reception in both Georgetown and Lethem. There will be internet connection via satellite in the community, but it is worth noting that this can be very slow! There is no mobile phone reception outside of Georgetown and Lethem.
  • Ongoing service and 24/7 Emergency Contact

Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Cheddi Jagan International Airport

You will arrive in the capital of Guyana where you will need to catch a connecting flight to Lethem. On arrival into Lethem, someone from the project will be there to pick you up and transfer to your accommodation on the project site.

Accomodatie

As a volunteer you will have to share room or a cabin where researchwers would usually. Please make sure you keep your room and bathroom clean.

Guesthouse
Eten & Drank
Meals will be prepared by the kitchen staff at the Lodge and sometime with you may be asked to help. Drinking water, coffee and tea are available throughout the day. You may also purchase soads and beer from the ranch store. Breakfast would usually consist of boiled fish or beef along with bread and condiments. Lunch is usually meat (fish, chicken or beef) with rice, noodles and farine(Cassava product). Dinner is usually similar. The meats on the Lodge are often supplemented with wild meat, as it is seasonally available. If you feel the need to eat something else other than what they provide, you can always stock up on the foods/groceries you need when the Lodge vehicle is going to Lethem or Annai. Volunteers will dine with the Lodge staff in the staff kitchen and may sometimes be invited to dinner with the guests of the Lodge
Internet toegang
Beperkte toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Cheddi Jagan International Airport (GEO) in Georgetown. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Guyana.
Reisverzekering
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Guyana biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Vaccinaties
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Guyana dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Guyana.

Data & Kosten

GEEN CREDITCARDKOSTEN

Gegevens over jouw aankomst

There are no specific arrival/start dates however, we recommend that you arrive in Guyana on a Saturday or Sunday.

Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
4 - 8 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
4 weken (min. verblijf)
$ 2.195
6 weken
$ 3.595
8 weken (max. verblijf)
$ 4.195
Gemiddelde kosten
$ 537 /week

Gelieve ermee rekening te houden dat de bovenstaande programmakosten een raming zijn en beinvloed kunnen worden door mogelijke veranderingen in de wisselkoers. Fronteering Travel zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Fronteering Travel gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

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Flex-optie
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Garantie op terugbetaling
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Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
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  Amerika Zuid-Amerika Guyana  Georgetown, Rupununi, Guyana

Amerindian Eco-lodge & Ranch Assistant

Join us at Karanambu Lodge & work alongside a dedicated team in the Rupununi! Volunteers can expect to work in the areas of horticulture, gardening, tourism & more!

$537/week

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