3-days excursion to Galibi

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Wijdenbosch bridge

Crossing the Wijdenbosch-bridge we left Paramaribo (again!) on our way to Albina, ashore the Marowijne-river. From there we would take a 'piakas' (boat made by the Indians) to Galibi (only transportation to get there!). Our goal was watching the big turtles laying eggs on the beach.

We had a coffee stop at a nice spot near to a river, we passed Mungo (former American bauxite village) and made a stop at the Moiwana monument. Such a sad story about it (memorial for 38 victims because of a massacre Nov. 29, 1986).

We reached Albina and had to wait a little for 'our boat' to Galibi. Across the river is French Guiana. We would visit St. Laurent du Maroni a couple of days later.

The boat trip took about 2,5 hours......... and was very wet (splashing bow water).

The Myrysji Lodge at Galibi is located right at the beach. Very simple accommodation (although we had a room with, a kind of, a bathroom).

After a late lunch we spend some time at the beach, at nigth we did our excursion to the turtle beach (another hour by boat). It was just great to see the turtles doing their hard job to dig a hole and laying their eggs. Afterwards they cover the hole and 'walk' back to the sea again. The eggs are brooded (covered by sand) by the sunshine.

Next day we visited (by boat) tiger island and did a village walk. At night we had a cultural performance.

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Wijdenbosch bridge
Wijdenbosch bridge
Coffee stop
Coffee stop
Buying some fruit
Buying some fruit
Casa Blanca in Mungo (former club)
Casa Blanca in Mungo (former club)
Mungo
Mungo
Mungo
Mungo
Moiwana Memorial
Moiwana Memorial
Moiwana
Moiwana
Albina (Marowijne river)
Albina (Marowijne river)
Our boat
Our boat
Our group
Our group
First splashes :-)
First splashes :-)
Luggage well covered
Luggage well covered
Galibi, our lodge was right on the…
Galibi, our lodge was right on th…
Turtle laying eggs
Turtle laying eggs
Turtle in a big hole (digged by he…
Turtle in a big hole (digged by h…
Returning to the sea
Returning to the sea
Galibi Hotels & Accommodations review
Very very simple lodge, great location
A very simple accommodation to stay. In advance we were told that we would have shared (bathroom) facilities, so we were very happy to have a shower a… read entire review
Galibi
photo by: Vlindeke