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The remains of Dutch colonial buildings on Fort Island


Rising in the Acarai Mountains near the southern border with Brazil and flowing to the Atlantic Ocean more than six hundred miles away, the Essequibo River is the greatest of the “many waters” that give Guyana its name. For centuries it was a highway into the country’s interior, and today it still offers a route through all of


Guyana’s extraordinary natural landscapes — and some history lessons too. Here are snapshots from an imagined journey upriver, from the Essequibo’s broad estuary to the remote highlands where it begins


Far Essequibo Parika


Shanklands, Baganara, Saxacalli resorts


Gluck Island Bartica


Leguan, Wakenaam, Hog Island


Iwokrama Rain Forest


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JOHN GIMLETTE, AUTHOR OF WILD COAST: TRAVELS ON SOUTH AMERICA’S UNTAMED EDGE


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