Central Suriname Nature Reserve

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Central Suriname Nature Reserve, photo by David Evers
Central Suriname Nature Reserve (photo by David Evers)
 

The Central Suriname Nature Reserve (CSNR) protects some of the most remote, ancient, and pristine wilderness on Earth.

It comprises more than 1.6 million hectares of primary tropical forest.

The area —an area the size of New Jersey— protects the watershed of one of Suriname’s most important river systems, the Coppename River, where there are countless varieties of flora and fauna, many of them endemic.

Of the three existing protected areas that were linked to form this area, only the Raleighvallen Natural Reserve with a visitor infrastructure.

Raleighvallen can be reached by airplane (less than an hour) or by car (120 mi) to be followed by a 3-4 hour boat ride. The reserve headquarters and the tourist lodges are located on Fungo Island in the middle of the Coppename River.

 

 

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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Offering a private beach area, Danpaati River Lodge is situated in Goddo. There is a games room on site and guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Each unit has a private bathroom with shower. Towels are featured. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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Natural
Tropical Forests
Central Suriname Nature Reserve comprises 1.6 million ha of primary tropical forest of west-central Suriname. Suriname’s central rainforests are organized as three reserves, form a corridor linking the three most important protected areas:

Raleighvallen Nature Reserve

This is one of the most important protected areas in South America. Vegetation there consists mostly of moist highland forest, the same forest that covers approximately 80 percent of Suriname.

Tafelberg Nature Reserve”” This is in a remote area that includes the geographic center of Suriname. This area is made up of primary rainforest and savanna ecosystems.

Eilerts de Hann Gebergte Nature Reserve

This area has no human populations living within or around its boundaries. This reserve includes parts of the Eilerts de Hann Gebergte mountain range and is made up of primary tropical rain forest and savanna ecosystems. Since there has been very little exploration in this Reserve, very little is known about is flora and fauna.

Wildlife and Plants
The Reserve's montane and lowland forests contain a high diversity of plant life with more than 5,000 vascular plant species collected to date.

The Reserve's larger land animals are typical of the region and include the jaguar, giant armadillo, giant river otter, tapir, sloths, eight species of primates.

It has 400 bird species such as harpy eagle, Guiana cock-of-the-rock, and scarlet macaw, and parrots. Hanging from the tree branches on and around Fungo Island you'll notice the pendulum-shaped nests of the weaver birds (oropendulas) which are large, colonial nesting birds with yellow outer feathers. These nests can be close to a meter long.

The reserve is also the home of the spectacular and rare cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola rupicola).
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Lowland Mountains
Hiking and Trekking

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