Brownsberg/Afobaka

The most complete tour in and around the Brownsberg, where you will experience the best of the Brokopondo district in 2 days: the Brownsberg, the Dam and the Afobaka Resort.

Brownsberg

As part of this tour you will visit the Brownsberg, which is known for its high biodiversity and adventurous forest trails that lead to idyllic waterfalls.

Dam

Afobaka is a village in the district of Brokopondo that started to flourish in 1961 when the dam was built. It now forms an important transit port for the maroons that live in the villages along the Brokopondo Lake.

Afobaka Resort

Located on the hilly banks of the Suriname River near the Brokopondo lake, this jungle resort features 7 cozy lodges, built out of natural materials and equipped with all comforts, without losing the “jungle feel”.

Highlights/ Activities

• Tropical rainforest with a high biodiversity
• Adventurous jungle trails
• Idyllic waterfalls
• Panoramic views over the Brokopondo Lake
• Overnight in a comfortable lodge
• Animal spotting (350 different types of birds, 8 different types of monkeys etc)
• A close up of the dam
• Cruising on the lake in a motorized boat*
*optional

What makes this tour special

• Only two-day tour to the real pristine Jungle
• Comfortable & cozy jungle lodge
• Excellent blend of nature and action

After leaving Paramaribo in the direction of Brownsberg in the Brokopondo district, you will stop in the open Savanna of Suriname after about an hour's drive. During this break you will get something to eat and information about the flora and fauna of the area.

You continue your journey and upon arrival at the plateau at the top of the Brownsberg (± 500m), you can experience the magnificent view on the Van Blommenstein lake. Next, a hike will follow with our experienced guide through pristine forest to one of the five idyllic waterfalls. Many participants in our Brownsberg trip choose to seek a welcoming refreshment by standing under the waterfalls.

You return back to the Brownsberg plateau for a hot lunch.

In the late afternoon you will head for Afobaka resort, a resort just next to the Dam, where you will spend the night in a comfortable lodge. Don’t forget to check out the beautiful starry sky after dinner.

You will be awakened in the midst of nature by the roar of howler monkeys.

After breakfast there is an informative trip of the Dam and it’s flourishing past with the opportunity to take nice pictures. The rest of the morning can be completed with an optional boat trip ** in a motorized canoe on the Brokopondo lake, fishing in the river, or just go for a swim or relax on the beach. Before lunch you leave for Paranam where you will be treated to a hot meal. After this the journey continues to Paramaribo where you arrive around 15.00.

* There is a possibility that the program will switch. You will then visit Afobaka on day 1 and on day 2 you visit the Brownsberg.

** Not included in the price: the adventurous boat trip where you visit one or more islands on the lake.

*** Bring your own fishing equipment

 

The program is subject to change.

Transportation Bus
Travel time 120 min.
Departure 06.50 hrs*
Return Time 19.00 hrs
Schedule Tuesdays & Thursdays (with a minimum of 4 persons)
Included Transfer*, guide, entrée fees, accommodation for 1 night, 1x breakfast, 2x lunch, 1x diner, coffee, thee, water, lemonade
Excluded Other drinks and snacks, kayak and boat rental
 
* the departure time depends on the pick-up address and therefore varies from place to place. Departure time shown are from Krasnapolsky Hotel (in the City Center) Please check your voucher or invoice for the exact departure time and departure location. A difference of 15 minutes is considered normal.

Book your trip now and experience the beautiful rainforest on the Brownsberg. Book the most complete trip, fast and easy on the Orange Travel website. All our trips to Brownsberg and Brownsberg in combination with the comfortable Afobaka Resort have 100% departure guarantee and are competitively priced!

The Brokopondo lake was originally called the Prof. W.J. van Blommesteinmeer, named after his designer. When it was realized in 1965, some 5,000 Saramaccan Maroons were forced to move. The lake has a distinctive look because of the dead treetops that protrude above the water.

  • Closed shoes
  • Camera with charged batteries
  • Rod utensils
  • Trousers
  • Pants and Long sleeve shirt
  • Hat or cap
  • Mosquito repelant
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Money (for other drinks)
  • Backpack
  • Waterproof bag (for electronics and important papers)
  • Weekend bag
  • Passport

Most tour operators (like Orange Travel) list their rates in Euro.
The most advantageous way to pay is cash or by bank* in Euro.
Followed by cash in SRD or U$D, then POS in SRD * and finally a credit card payment **.

* If there are any additional bank charges, these should be paid by the customer. If it turns out that not the full agreed amount is credited to our account, the difference should still be paid before participating or checking in.

** When using POS (our machine only excepts SRD) we will use the daily exchange rate of the cambio’s. As these sometimes differ significantly from the rate your- and our bank uses, you can come out worse between 10% and 30% (in this Orange Travel has no benefit, yet influence).

*** All credit card payments are processed in U$D and a bank fee is added. The fee for Visa and MasterCard is 5% (in this Orange Travel has no benefit, yet influence). This payment method requires you to show your passport.

ING Bank Nederland

Euro Account number: 6005013
IBAN: NL10INGB0006005013
BIC: INGBNL2A
Attention: ORANGE TRAVEL NV
Commewijnestraat 4
Paramaribo, Suriname

 

 

Republic Bank Suriname N.V.
Paramaribo, Suriname
Swiftcode: RBNKSRPA
SRD 0197313228
USD 0197313309
EUR 0197313481
In name of: ORANGE TRAVEL NV
Paramaribo, Suriname

 

 

Bank of America
Account number 2290 3930 8017
Beneficiary Bank ID number 026009593 (for transfer of monies into your account from within the U.S.)
Mailing Address:
3048 SW 141 ST AVE
Miramar FL 33027-3950
USA

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