Galibi Nature Reserve, Marowijne District

#9 of 14 in Wildlife in Suriname
Visit the turtle sanctuary at Galibi Nature Reserve, located at the mouth of the Marowinja River. The sanctuary provides a home to four main species, including leatherback, green, hawksbill, and olive ridley turtle. During mating season, these magnificent creatures congregate on the golden sands of the island. The nature reserve is accessible only by boat and covers roughly 4,000 hectares (9,884 acre). Local villagers are allowed to use the protected area for fishing, hunting, and plant collecting. Add Galibi Nature Reserve to your Marowijne District travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Marowijne District trip maker website .
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  • We had a three day trip booked to Galibi, to see the tortoises. The tour guide took us along all the sights and told his stories. He was a bit distant during the whole trip. We did see the turtles, th...  more »
  • We were outside the turtle season and we knew that. Still, it's the trouble, just the trip to it. From Paramaribo you come across all kinds of places where you can stop which are all the trouble, I didn't want to miss it. That we were out of season asks us mainly to come back again. Back to basic, limited electricity, water and therefore no internet. It will take you back how naturally we find everything and how much effort people have to do here to provide school or maintenance. You'll be a little humble again.
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