Accommodations and cultural activities in a maroon village
by Christopher of crodsuriname.blogspot.com
About 11 months ago
Tei Wei (til you're tired) tourist camp is owned by the people of Gunzi. Unlike other camps in the area, when you stay here your money actually employs the villagers.
1 person per night: 10 USD
Rent kitchen, cook for yourself: 15 USD
1 person per day (food provided by cook): 15 USD
The camp sits on a hill above the Suriname river where three rapids converge which means your balcony has one of the best views in the entire forest. The house is also above the path to the river where much of the daily activities happen--washing, fishing, transportation and canoe building!
The houses (pictured) are comfortable with multiple beds and mosquito nets; camp can hold 50+ people and has a kitchen, bar and meeting room as well as an area for camp fires. The locals are very friendly and enjoy talking with tourists--the kids are adorable. Activities in the village include caiman spotting, fishing, boating, village traditional band, jungle hikes.
Speak both Dutch and English.