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Galibi - Suriname Sea Turtles PDF Print E-mail

The Galibi Nature reserve is a destination in the northeast corner of Suriname. Galibi has been a nature reserve for a long time giving harbor to sea turtles who are among the endangered species in the world, providing a spot to lay their eggs undisturbed.

The surrounding regions are mostly occupied with Amerindians who are concentrated in villages such as Christiankondre and Langemankondre. There no roads leading to the Galibi nature reserve, making the chances for survival of the endangered species at Galibi greater.

Travel to Galibi is done by car and boat. Travel will mostly be done from Paramaribo to the border city of Albina where you can easily catch a boat trip of 2 hours to Galibi. When visiting the Galibi nature reserve forget all the luxury you had and prepare for a bumpy drive and boat trip. The endurance you need to have will surely be worth it when you return from this famous world destination.

Among the turtles who lay their eggs at Galibi are the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), the leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), the olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata).

Tourist accommodation at he the Galibi nature reserve is simple, thus keeping live close to the simplicity of nature and local people. Although you can visit Galibi on your own by backpacking. We strongly advise you to use a tour guide or tour operator to visit this wonderful region. You haven't been to Suriname if you do not visit Galibi.  Galibi is the tourism hot spot in Suriname. 

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a nature reserve for sea turtles welcomes you!