January 23, 2018

Explore Waikin Ranch

A working ranch with cattle and other livestock including multiple fenced pastures, vegetable fields, fruits trees, adequate water and beautiful vistas with refreshing breeze, Waikin Ranch offers relaxation and adventure.
Waikin has boundaries from the main Rupununi trail to the Ireng River on the Brazil border to the west and Pirara River. The ranch covers almost 33,000 acres of mostly rolling savannah plains dotted with bush islands, ponds, lakes and creeks. This is the ambitious investment of businessman Victor Pires.
The windy rolling savannah plains at the ranch are particularly spectacular. There are also vistas of the Ite palm trees with a backdrop of the blue Kanuku Mountains. This area has natural springs being a source for the wetland’s ecology. Starting from the open savannah, in March 2011 work began and soon after the planting of trees and vegetables crops, which are richly bearing fruits.
Waikin continues to develop with the intention to make the land more viable: rearing of livestock, growing of timber and other trees along with fruits and vegetables. There has been much success already seen in the incredible increase in the amount of birds and natural life around the ranch.
Visitors can enjoy the richness and simplicity of ranch life. Picking fruits and vegetables and have them prepared for the next meal; take a walk to explore the surrounding ponds, or maybe try horse-back riding. You can consider taking a driving tour to the nearby lakes and rivers, or go canoeing. However you wish to spend your time, you can explore or just lay back in a hammock.
For more information, visit Waikin Ranch on Facebook or call 699-1266. (Guyana Times Sunday Magazine)

An evening on Waikin Ranch

Rounding up cattle on the ranch

Learn how to become a vaquero or just enjoy a refreshing horseback ride through the savannah

Ite Palms and Deer Creek close-by to the ranch

Indulge in fresh fruits and vegetables, like this gigantic avocado, grown and harvested at Waikin

Front view of the shed covering the campers as seen upon entering the compound