Knini Paati River Resort




3 days

Min. Pers.


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Situated along the renowned Felolassi Sula on the Upper Suriname River, Knini Paati River Resort offers a unique and comfortable retreat in the heart of nature. This intimate resort is distinguished by its small-scale setup and the fact that the host, also the owner, belongs to the local Maroon community.


Stay in one of the most comfortable lodges in Upper Suriname.
Boat trips along rapids.
Impressive forest walks.
Thrilling caiman spotting.
Visits to Maroon villages.
Swimming in rapids.

Advice from Insiders

Shanifa - Orange Travel


Travel Specialist
If you’re seeking an unforgettable adventure with the perfect blend of comfort, local hospitality, and memorable activities amidst the enchanting nature of Upper Suriname, the Knini Paati Nature Resort trip is tailored for you. Departing with a minimum of 2 people on regular days, this tour is the only one equipped with air conditioning. As an extra treat, choose from optional adventures like kayaking, a helicopter flight to the Table Mountain, a visit to the Samaaka museum, Tapawatra, or even a night’s stay in the forest. A customized experience for the true adventurer!


local excursions
accommodation for 2 nights
2x breakfast, 3x lunch, 2x dinner,
Water, coffee, tea
Savory pastries
Other beverages and snacks
Kayak tour

Tour Information

  • Day 1:

    • Approximately 09:00 AM: Departure from Paramaribo to Atjoni.
    • En route: Two stops for restroom breaks or snacks.
    • Around 01:00 PM: Arrival at Atjoni followed by a one-hour boat trip to Knini Paati.
    • Upon Arrival: Warm meal and check-in to the assigned lodge.
    • Afternoon/Evening: Free time for swimming or relaxing by the sula.
    • 07:00 PM: Dinner.

    Day 2:

    • 08:00 AM: Breakfast on the island.
    • 09:00 AM: Departure for the first excursion, followed by lunch on the island.
    • Free Time: Hammocking or siesta.
    • 04:00 PM: Second excursion, return to freshen up for dinner.
    • 07:00 PM: Dinner followed by the third excursion: caiman spotting and a nighttime boat ride.

    Day 3:

    • 08:00 AM: Final breakfast on the island.
    • Free Time: Enjoy your last hours on the island in a hammock or by the sula.
    • 11:00 AM: Check-out, followed by free time.
    • Lunch: Final lunch at 11:30 AM.
    • 12:00 PM: Return to Atjoni with a stop, followed by pickup by the driver.
    • Around 01:00 PM: Arrival at Atjoni.
    • Around 05:00 PM: Return to Paramaribo.
  • Transport: Bus/Boat
  • Travel Time: 240 minutes
  • Departure: 09:00 AM*
  • Arrival in Paramaribo (last day): 05:00 PM
  • Regular Departure:
    • 2-day Tours: Sundays
    • 3-day Tours: Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays
    • 4-day Tours: Fridays and Sundays
  • *The departure time is dependent on the pickup location and may vary from the indicated time. Please note that a deviation of approximately 15 minutes may occur. The specified departure times are from Torarica Resort (Mr. L. J. Rietbergplein 1). Your voucher or invoice will indicate your pickup location and departure time.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Weekend bag/backpack (no suitcases): Convenient for easy carrying during the weekend.
  • Camera & well-charged batteries: Capture beautiful memories.
  • Good hiking shoes: Essential for village and forest walks.
  • Slippers/flip flops: For relaxation and convenience, especially around the accommodation.
  • Towel: Handy for swimming in areas like the pool or rapids.
  • Hat or cap: Sun protection during walks and boat trips where there’s no roof.
  • Long pants and (over)long-sleeved shirt: For evenings and forest walks to protect against plants and insects.
  • Mosquito repellent: Essential to prevent mosquito bites, especially in a rainforest environment.
  • Rain jacket/poncho: For unexpected rain showers during excursions.
  • Toiletries: Personal care products for daily use.
  • Sunscreen: Protection against the sun is always important.
  • Water shoes/water-resistant slippers: For activities in and around water.
  • Small backpack for essentials during day trips.
  • Dry clothes: Extra clothing in case you get wet.
  • Small change (SRD/Euro/USD): Handy for purchasing drinks and souvenirs.
  • Waterproof bag for electronics and valuables: Protect electronics and important documents from water.
  • Swimwear: For swimming opportunities.
  • Passport (for checkpoint control during the journey): Important for identification during travel.

The resort offers a variety of accommodation options, ranging from comfortable lodges to traditional riverside huts.


  • Artisan-made furniture from local wood species
  • Modern sanitary facilities (shower and WC)
  • Spacious balconies with hammocks
  • Firm mattresses and pillows with clean bedding
  • Towels
  • Hand soap and shower gel
  • Warm & cold water
  • 1 x 24h power
  • Swimming pool
  • Free Wifi
  • Hammocks
  • Private terrace with views
  • Restaurant & Bar
  • Air conditioning (9:00 PM – 7:00 AM)

Accommodation description Knini Paati

Level of accommodation: Comfortable

The lodges / rooms:

  • Inside area of the lodge (L x W in m): 4m X 3m
  • Maximum occupancy capacity per lodge:
    Quadrupple lodge for max 4 people.
    Family lodge for max 7 people
  • Air conditioning: Available (from 10pm-7am)
  • Fan: Not present
  • Hot water: Available
  • Wardrobe: Not present
  • Clothes hangers: Not present
  • Bath towel: Provided
  • Mosquito net: Not present
  • Balcony / Terrace: Available
  • Power supply 110V: Available through solar panels
  • Type of socket: EU & US
  • Type of sanitary facilities (Central / per room or lodge): Private bath & toilet per cabana


The resort:

  • Total occupancy capacity of the resort (Maximum number of persons):27 guests
  • Number of Lodges / rooms: 9 cabanas
  • Regular departure 2 day tour: Sunday
  • Regular departure 3 day tour: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Regular departure 4 days: Friday, Sunday
  • Departures from a minimum of 2 people

General information

Upper Suriname: The Upper Suriname region, where Knini Paati River Resort is located, is renowned for its unique Maroon culture and pristine Amazon rainforest. The Maroons are descendants of escaped slaves who settled in the remote interior, building a new life. Their isolated lifestyle gave rise to a unique culture with strong African influences. Accommodation: The resort offers various accommodations, ranging from comfortable lodges to traditional riverfront huts. Standard Inclusions: Forest walk, village walk, an evening boat tour, and swimming in rapids.



Knini Paati River Resort

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