The Guyana Project

The Guyana Project is an expedition up the Essequibo river which covers a huge area of land, through dense rainforest never explored before and that is rare to say in this day and age.
Key Facts

The Essequibo has a 12-mile estuary which is the mouth of the river near Georgetown.

Rupununi, Potaro, Mazaruni, Siparuni, Kiyuwini, Konawaruk and Cuyuni rivers are amongst its tributaries.

The river was discovered by son of Christopher Columbus, Diego Columbus in 1499

About Expedition

Map Plan
I am going as far south as Apoteri and Kumaka which are indigenous lands I have had to gain permission to travel there but potentially further onto Rewa depending on overall goals attempted or completed. It will be travelling against the flow of the river which has its own physical demands. Also the geographical issues such as the countless waterfalls and rapids which will have its own individual approaches as I and the team will have to disembark the boat and travel through dense forest which is extremely likely, a path will not be present and a path will need to be cut out with equipment being carried amongst team members. Also what I believe to be some of the main

The expedition will be traveling against the flow of the river which has its own physical demands, also the geographical issues such as the countless waterfalls and rapids which all will have their own physical demands as I will have to disembark the boat and travel through dense forest which is an extremely likely issue, as a path will not be present and will need to be cut out with equipment being carried amongst myself and team. Also what I believe to be some of the main highlights of the trip which will be the falls, encountered there will be in the order of occurrence kumaka, warupta, pot falls and rapids, and murrays falls.

Big News Interview

Completing the Expedition

So the main alteration was the route which was advisable and a lot more easier logistically. To do was to do it in reverse so, begin from Apoteri to Bartica which seemed logical but was hard to do as to get to the region to begin with. With the lack of supplies being able to be carried as it would have extended the trip for a possible 10 to 14 more days as it was against the river flow. Aswell as larger boats along with the extra costs needed such as fuel and then more people to pay for as the larger boat to be manned as well as the rapids along with countless falls which myself and the team mainly the team. Was all too familiar with now and we became tuned to the sound of falls approaching in the distance. Please see the video below which recorded the daily life for 11.5 days on a traditional canoe down the Essequibo.

Expedition Video

Thanks to eco travel as quite literally the trip could not have happened without this mans knowledge.
Also to the hospitality and in-depth knowledge of the wildlife and region King Williams Adventures guides Campbell James and Isaiah James and Tracy James.

- Daniel Eggington