Hot & Cold LakeTurn left onto an unpaved road near the village of Onderneeming. About 13 kms of sand road takes you to a beach and the lake. Nothing particularly attractive about it but it's a good place for a dip and we assume a quiet place to camp.
Fair View. Camped along the river. Beautiful spot. Make sure to ask permission from the *tuschau* (captain) before visiting or staying in the village. At the time of writing this was Mr. Peters. Otherwise you can ask at the customs next to the ferry crossing if they can fetch the *tuschau* for you.
Adventure Stelling (near Supenaam stelling). Stelling is the Guyanese word used for docks or a landing stage. The Adventure Stelling was used at the time of writing but will soon be replaced by Supenaam, a couple of kms southwards, but for now is still under construction.
24 hour guarded parking for which you can ask permission to 'camp' in. Hotel has nice bar (try the famous rum) and restaurant. Taxi's available at hotel, which lets you leave your vehicle secure. Easy walk into city centre. No facilities as it is just a guarded parking area.
Free camping on the banks of the river near the ferry landing. The ferry operates on the hour from 6:00 to 18:00. Northbound the ferry is free. Southbound you will have to pay and get a permit in Georgetown. It is not possible to pay at the ferry itself.
At the Guyana Revenue Authority; 200-201Camp Street, Georgetown you can extend your Permit to Drive. Please wear proper cloth, no Shorts, no Muscleshirts, no Tanktops, no FlipFlops. They need about 2hours time to do the hole process. But we could extend from 3 days up to 1month.
Hotel and Picknic Area with tables, toilets and showers at the Mainstay Lake.
We were not allowed to camp, but at the first entrance gate is a picnic area as well with possibility to camp.
Fee at the first gate: 100GU$
Fee at the Resort for Picknic: 400GU$
Free camp within the vehicle in the compound of the ferry company. Normally not allowed but with the correct attitude and questions, foreign overlanders will be granted to stay within the secured area. Wifi available, the young policeman logged in on my iPhone for us.
Roadside on little frequented access road to the beach. Some traffic on weekends, but quiet at night and during the week. At the time of my visit it was not possible to drive to the beach (flooded) but at times it may. Lots of mosquitoes. One hour drive to Suriname ferry. Free
Having arrived at the border (coming from Brazil) on friday afternoon I had to wait until monday to buy insurance, so I stayed right here underneath the corrugated iron roof. Quiet most of the time, if they weren't just unloading a truck right next door. Dusty or muddy, demepnding on the season. Safe, free, showers and bathrooms next to immigration. 15min walk into town. Can walk or drive around in town without insurance but not further into Guyana. Fill up all tanks bewfore heading towards Georgetown. Next petrol at "88 miles" (name of truck stop, 88 miles from Georgetown).
This is where you purchase the mandatory vehicle insurance for Guyana. You will not be able to import your vehicle without it. The insurance office (Nalico/Nafico) is on the second floor above the bank. It was 4500G$ for a 750cc motorcycle and 3000G$ for a 600cc motorcycle for one week (or two weeks - same price). The French couple in a MAN in front of us was charged 10,000G$. This must be paid in cash and the bank downstairs only accepts VISA cards.
Good enough in a pinch. If you go about 10 meters up the sandy, seldom-driven track off of the main road, there will be another narrower track going off to the left. It goes back another 10 meters and has a flat-ish spot for a tent. Lots of truck traffic well into the night. Probably only an option for smaller 4x4s and bikes.
Secure parking and easy access. Big rigs be aware of low hanging power line. Rooms smell a bit moldy but are very clean and comfy. Aircon, fridge, and very spacious. Fast wifi. We payed 57 us for a standard with a queen size bed. one of the best deals we found. Breakfast included.