Geography & weather

Placed on the northern part of South America, bordered by Venezuela, Brazil and Suriname, and with the North Atlantic Sea at its northern coastline.

  • Tropical environment: hot and humid, moderated by northeast trade winds.
  • Two rainy seasons: May – June and mid-November – mid-January
  • Two dry seasons: July – mid-November and mid-January – May
  • Up to 80% of the country is covered with rainforest

The country contains more than 300 waterfalls and almost 1500 rivers possible to navigate. This should explain why the country is known as the country of many waters. Before the roads and airports connected the country these rivers where the highway of the country and served all inhabitants when going towards the coastal line and its capital Georgetown. This was not a journey you did a couple of times per year, rather something only done in the right season and with important stuff to do because the route was known to claim casualties every year. Today everything is of course much different!

The country is a part of the Guianese Shield, but the south Rupununi Savannah is a part of the Amazon Basin. You will find up to 80% of the country still being covered by Rain forest, but as well large areas of savannah covering especially the area in the Rupununi and Berbice.

Almost all types of terrain can be accommodated for and the country has elevations going from 2800 Meters on Mount Roraima to the large swampy areas towards to coast.

Guyana can be visited throughout the year but rainy seasons brings both mosquitoes and biting insects as well as floods. Actually the high season for western people is typically around rainy season here so many already now accept the small disadvantages of bugs and come in rainy season and experience the spectacular sights of green colors and the spectacular scenery that this magical seasons brings.