All expeditions begin at the Research Lodge, which sits on the bank of the mighty Essequibo river. The journey from Georgetown takes around 8 hours by minibus and includes using a raft to cross the river at the end. Volunteers will stay in the lodge for 2 or 3 days while they acclimatise to the forest and complete the Neotropical ecology course. Accommodation is in dormitories with communal bathrooms, meals are taken in the a large open air restaurant second floor restaurant overlooking the rive, and there is electricity for most hours of the day. Since you are surrounded by the forest it is an excellent location for the initial training to take place.
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