KAW MARSH TRIPS ON BOARD THE MORPHO BARGE
The Kaw Marshes
To the south-east of Cayenne lies a broad strip of marshland bordered on its south by the mountains of Kaw and La Gabrielle.
This marshland – known as the Kaw savannah – is inhabited by teeming and varied species, especially bird fauna typical of this biotope: herons, egrets, hoatzins and ducks but also kingfishers, jacanas, snipes and moorhens. The Kaw marshes are also home to batrachians and caimans—to be observed at nightfall.
Your experienced guides will therefore take you on this “eco-trip” during both daytime hours and nighttime; using safe spots and remaining fully respectful of nature, you will come into close contact with some of the most fascinating creatures of Guiana.
Protected from the weather under a canopy, you will spend some unforgettable daytime/nighttime moments on board the Morpho, a tour barge specially designed for the Kaw marshes. Equipped with a toilet and shower cabin, 14 military camp beds (with pillows, polar-fleece blankets and mosquito nets) and 6 tables, it can accommodate up to 16 people.
9.15am – Gathering at the Kaw landing stage to embark. The Morpho will then take you through a general tour of the marshes—with stops for a visit to the fishermen’s village and the “Maison de la réserve” (reserve information center), separate pirogue trips and fishing time (baby tarpons).
Lunch served on board will be followed further navigation to explore the Wapou creek.
3pm – Arrival back at the Kaw landing stage.
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