Shanklands Nestles between the mighty Essequibo River and the unspoiled Rainforest and is located 60 miles from the city of Georgetown; 60 minutes by road and 60 minutes by boat or 90 minutes by 4-wheel drive from the International Airport through the forest. We offer pickup, meet and greet at the Airport; all-inclusive and custom-built packages; catering for students, back-packers, field researchers, botanist, biologist, ecologist, bird watchers, honeymooners and those interested in sport fishing and hiking. We also do joint trips to Brazil. [Manus/Boa Vista]
Shanklands has begun operation as a resort in 1990 and tour operation since 1999. The property size measures 145 acres of which 125 remains virgin rainforest joining state own forest. In our efforts to conserve and sustain tourism, we have been working closely with the Smithsonian Institution, the Calgary Zoo, and the Bio diversity Section of the Guyana University along with Mr. Davis Finch of Wings. With these organizations we have been able to start the process of recording the Diverse Flora and Fauna on property for example 210 species of Birds, 7 out of 8 Primates, 11 of the 12 families of Butterfly in all South America, 56 species of Trees, Spectacle Caimans and a host of other Flora and Fauna.
Shanklands is a small family owned property and in 1999/2000 we received two awards towards Best Interior Cuisine and Best Interior Accommodation, this was in part sponsored by A Tour Operating Company "Wilderness Explorers" and a Holland Photography Company "FOTO Natura". We have been recently recognized by the "Caribbean Tourism Organization" with an award for "Pioneer of Tourism in Guyana". With Eco and Nature Base Tourism on the increase, we certainly do not want to destroy this natural habitat and would like to develop more and could only do so with the help of Eco and Nature Base Conscious people visiting our resort and taking part in our tours which also links you to the entire region of Guyana.