Trinidad Nariva Swamp Exploration

This is a memorable exploration by either kayak, small boat, or in the dry months, on foot of the famous Nariva Swamp. Nariva is 6,254 hectares of wetlands, marshes and swamp forests teeming with more than 200 species of birds—Snowy Egrets, the Black-crested Antshrike, Silvered Antbird, Green throated Mango, Flycatchers, Kingfishers, Savannah Hawks and Azure Gannilule. The vivid colours and loud chatter of the red bellied Macaws and Flocks of Parrots interrupt the silence of the peaceful lily covered expanses of Nariva. Howler and Capuchin monkeys call from the tops of giant trees.

Nariva is the habitat of a variety of small mammals including anteaters, Porcupines, the endangered Ocelot, and the Manatee. Swamp fringe culture Hindu/ Christian/Muslim, is hospitable and a visit with them offers an interesting glimpse of a unique, tolerant and self-sufficient lifestyle.

This excursion is moderately challenging

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