Introduction to Jungle Bushcraft
Embark on our 13-day jungle bushcraft course, carefully devised by an international team and local indigenous instructors. Learn to craft traditional bows, arrows, and string by hand, and become proficient in using the machete. Hone your skills in weaving classic rucksacks, kindling primitive fires, advanced trapping and fishing. You, furthermore, will acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the local Amazon rainforest’s resources, flora, fauna, and indigenous methods.
Location of Course
The course is hosted near the indigenous community of Surama in Guyana, integrating the Makushi Amerindians’ traditional usage of rainforest materials. While aspects of jungle survival are covered, our primary focus lies in honing and testing various conventional methods.
Experience an intense learning journey in jungle and expedition camps deep within the rainforest. Craft and set traps, refine your skills and accompany indigenous guides on nocturnal hunts and foraging expeditions. This hands-on, immersive course encourages active participation, from tool crafting to camp construction and team sustenance. Sign up for a unique jungle bushcraft course, nestled amongst the last remaining bushmen in an unspoiled rainforest. Unlock your potential and embody the spirit of the Amazon Rainforest.
For more inforamtion on how to join the Jungle Bushcraft Course Guyana you can visit the booking page or contact us to arrange a online call to discuss this trip.
What to expect
Begin a captivating 13-day Guyana Jungle Bushcraft Experience with our immersive itinerary. Arrive in the lively city of Georgetown and meet your fellow adventurers, building anticipation for the exciting journey ahead. From there, fly to Surama, a tranquil rainforest village where a charming ecolodge, with its breathtaking views, serves as the perfect precursor to our immersive jungle experience.
For the next five days at Rock Landing Camp, immerse yourself in intensive training, mastering fundamental skills such as crafting bows, setting traps, and kindling fires. Discover the complexities of the rainforest’s flora and fauna, developing a profound bond with your surroundings. Engage in hands-on activities, sharpening your fishing skills and learning advanced weaving techniques under the guidance of seasoned bushcraft instructors.
Dare to venture deeper into the jungle, dwelling in expedition camps untouched by modern structures. Take turns managing camp tasks, collect resources from your surroundings, set traps, and experiment with varied methods of roasting and preserving meat. Weather permitting, test your newly acquired skills by catching fish with your self-crafted bow and arrow.
On day 11, we wave goodbye to the jungle as we voyage back to Surama by boat. Freshen up and organise the equipment used during the course. Assemble at the lodge for a modest celebration, reflecting on achievements and cherishing the camaraderie fostered during this incredible journey.
Days 12-13 present opportunities to explore the quaint charm of Georgetown before you continue your travels or return home. Bid farewell to newfound friends, clutching the memories of an extraordinary jungle bushcraft adventure.
Join us for an unforgettable journey, connecting with nature, indigenous culture, and your inner resilience in the heart of the Guyanese rainforest.
To book or find out more, you can also read the blog Anders wrote on Jungle Survival Skills 101 for more information on what else you will learn.