The 19th Annual Pakaraima Mountain Safari is making a comeback in 2022 after being on hold for two years due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
The Pakaraima Mountain Safari was officially launched on Wednesday at the GuyOil gas station on Regent Street, under the slogan “An adventure of a lifetime”.
Covering 1000 miles, participants will travel from Georgetown to Region Nine (9) in Annai, Yurong Paru and then to Region Eight (8) Orinduik the final destination.
These persons will have the experience of traversing through the forests, hills and even the mountains on their way to Orinduik. They will also get to see the culture and customs of the indigenous people, the Iwokrama Forests and the Canopy walkway.
According to the owner of Rain Forests Tour and founder of Pakaraima Mountain Safari, Frank Singh all COVID-19 protocols will be in place.
“Now all the protocols for covid are still with us, we still have to wear our face masks and sanitise our hands as often as possible.”
Acting Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA), Kamrul Baksh in his comments said the ministry is pleased that the annual Pakaraima Safari is making a return.
This he said will allow locals, regional and international visitors to experience what Guyana has to offer in the hinterland.
Baksh also explained that it will bring economic benefits for tour operators.
"Operators have really felt the squeeze during the pandemic and what it does, now that events are being organised, it helps operators economically to get off onto great footing once again and that is what the ministry of tourism is doing in supporting such events."
Participants are required to donate items to each village when they are on the safari or else they will not be allowed to participate.
This event is being sponsored by GuyOil, GTT and Guyana Beverage Inc. (BVI).