At approximately 130 km south of Paramaribo, and also North West of the Van Blommenstein lake, lies the more or less 6000 ha large Brownsberg Nature park. Brownsberg is called after John Brown, a well known gold miner at the end of the 19th century. From the 500 meters high plateau of the Brownsberg one can enjoy the magnificent views of the Brokopondo Lake and the vast Tropical forest stretching out in all directions. Overtime little creeks have cut their way through the mountain forming beautiful waterfalls along the cliffs. These waterfalls are accessible via hiking trails through the jungle.
Tours: 1 day €65 per person
Means of transportation: Bus
Early morning transfer from Paramaribo for your trip to Brownsberg. After a bus ride of about 3 hours you will arrive at the Mazaroni plateau, located at a height of approximately 500m. From this spot you will enjoy spectacular sightings of flora and fauna in the tropical rainforest around you. Hiking trails through the forest lead you towards the beautiful Leo- and / or Irene waterfalls. The intensive hike downhill and uphill is rewarded with a natural cooling massage under one of the waterfalls. After this soothing massage you will return to the top of the mountain, where you will be served a delicious meal. After lunch you can relax and enjoy the sounds of nature on the mountain and the spectacular view of the Brokopondo Lake and the forest. Return late in the afternoon in Paramaribo.
What you should bring:
- Towel / swimsuit
- Sturdy walking or hiking shoes
- Sun block lotion
- Hat or cap
- Film camera/camera
- Insect repellant
- Surinamese currency for personal expenditures
- Backpack for water bottle/towel