The Parrot-A-Fly Bar stocks local and imported beer, spirits and wines which can be enjoyed by the bar or in the shade of the gardens. The bar top is made from a huge slab of Wamaradan (Dicorynia guianensis), and it is believed this is the first commercial use of this wood in Guyana. The dining area is adjacent to the bar and encourages communal dining so that you can get to know your fellow adventurers.
Meals are freshly prepared local delicacies of free range beef, chicken and fish. With sufficient notice, our cooks are happy to cater to vegetarian and other special diets. Guyanese cuisine may vary from what you are used to at home, so feel free to pop in the kitchen and see what and how we are prreparing the meals!
The two accommodation buildings were once open sided shelters intended to hang hammocks in the open breeze. We have spent the past few years enclosing the buildings and adding attached bathrooms to the eight rooms to create a more comfortable space for our guests. Sleeping in a hammock is still an option, and is certainly a fun and comfortable way to spend the night. But no one leaves Atta without commenting on the private, roofless showers that afford you a stunning view of the treetops while you bathe. Besides the shower each roomy bathroom is fitted with a flush toilet and wash basin.
Visits to the Canopy Walkway are easily scheduled during your stay at Atta Rainforest Camp. You'll want at least one stop at the Canopy platforms before dawn so that you can welcome the dawn chorus from the canopy. Then you'll want to return again as the afternoon cools you can experience night falling and the canopy after dark. Additional visits are available outside these scheduled trips accordino your schedule. All visitors to the walkway are accompanied by our Canopy Walkway specialists.
Apart from the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway itself you can enjoy wildlife and birdwatching walks on the trails around the area. For those interested in botany many of the trails have the key trees species marked. Many bird species, stunning insects, noisy amphibians, and playful primates make the surrounding forest their home and you cab be fairly certain to spot some extraordinary wildlife without even trying too hard. Night walks are our guides' favorite, as something interesting or new always seems to pop on to the scene. Veteran guide Leon Moore really made 2012 special for dozens of guests who were able to spot numerous jaguars (panthera onca) along the transnational road near the lodge... just look at our Facebook page for many examples of their sightings.
Excursions further a field can be arranged with notice: the Iwokrama River Lodge, Rock View Lodge, and Surama EcoLodge are all within an hour or two of our location as is a fabulous Guianian Cock-of-the-rock lek.
Read what others are saying...
Remote and felt fully immersed in the jungle. Saw howler monkeys whilst sitting on my bed! Dawn chorus was amazing, and the staff were really friendlyBeardysaurus, Wrightington, UK, via TripAdvisor
Two crimson fruitcrows made an appearance much to the chagrin of others who search hard and never find them. The staff were great, food tasty, and electricity long enough to keep beer cold. Check it out if you're anywhere nearby.Bill and Daniele, TripAdvisor, January 2011
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
A trip to Guyana that does not include at least one night at Atta Lodge is a missed opportunity. If you are not interested in birds and wildlife it is still a great place to experience the "wilds" with great food, a comfortable bed and the coolest shower ever.Melly and Fred, Idaho USA, April 2011
ATTA IS FOR THE BIRDS!
The canopy walkway is really cool, and it offers an opportunity to see birds that live in the canopy and are rarely visible from the forest floor. The open-air showers are still a favorite of mine. Atta is a charming stop on the Iwokrama circuit.Erica, San Francisco USA, January 2009
Our birding guide was simply supernatural in his ability to spot and describe birds. The canopy walkway gives you a really unusual perspective on the forest and it's inhabitants. The staff cheerfully served us juice and cookies before and after the walkway tour.Marilyn M, TripAdvisor, February 2011
DREAM COME TRUE
For many years I yearned to walk the canopy walkway after seeing a picture of it. It was worth it. The food was surprisingly good: I was told a popular British cook from TV came on site to train them.Michelle, Florida USA, June 2011