Imagine this: You find yourself in the middle of the jungle on a wild flowing river , where women in colorful wraps the laundry and men return with their booty of fishing.
A completely different world , but one where you communicate with the locals in your own language . This scenario is only possible in the pristine natural landscape of Upper Suriname .
A trip to the pristine interior of Suriname is highlight of every trip to Suriname . In the Upper Suriname region you find yourself in an unique position to experience the overwhelming nature and captivating Maroon culture .
- Easy to organize themselves.
- Easy accessible by plane or boat.
- Well maintained small lodges in different price categories .
- Safe and secure .
- Adventurous and exciting .
Along the river
South of the Lake Brokopondo starts the Upper Suriname field . Officially part of the district Sipaliwini , but Saramaccanen have their own system of government . A Granman as the head and a (Main ) Captain and Basha ‘s encharge with the day to day running of the villages. 15,000 inhabitants lives In the Upper Suriname region. The Upper Suriname river runs like a snake through the green landscape of the Amazon basin, interrupted by rapids , where the water sometimes is a meter in height . Along the banks of the river are villages where women do the laundry, children swimming and here and there a fisherman thrying to catch an Ajumara . Kingfishers and Green Herons are not really competitors . They are more interested in small fish.
A trip to the country inside is easy to organize. You can choose to stay in one of the several lodges along the riverbanks . As mode of transportion you have the choice between the plane or boat .
- On Monday , Wednesday and Friday you can fly with Blue Wing Airlines to various destinations in the region
- Every morning a bus depart at 8:00 and 8:30 from the heart of Paramaribo to Atjoni .
- A telephone call to one of the lodge owners is sufficient to organise the whole trip for you
Most tour operators also offer individual packages in the interior. You are more expensive than some , but you do not own the lodge and choosing the arrangement and to calling .