Danpaati River Lodge


Danpaati River lodge offers more than being just your perfect destination to relax in the jungle. There are a lot of activities that can be done around the lodge. What about taking a boat in the dark to go look for caimans? Or meeting the local community during a village walk or a walk through the amazon rain forest? You can take an excursion to the most beautiful rapids and lakes.

There is a book available at Danpaati River Lodge with a description of all the flora and fauna that can beDSC_0967 found on the island. The paths are paved, which makes it possible for you to make an independent walk on the island. There is also a small beach where you can relax or take a swim in the river. There is so much to do at Danpaati we are sure you will not get bored!

Do you need help planning your activities? Do not hesitate to contact the guide or lodge manager!

Village Walk

Learn about the local traditions of the Maroon culture. The origin of the Maroon people is in Africa. A long time ago they were brought to Suriname to work at the plantations as slaves. Once the slaves started escaping they settled along the upper-Suriname river, where they started establishments. The people are living in a very traditional way, with their African traditions still kept intact. In the past years; Danpaati River Lodge has established a close collaboration with the surrounding villages. Bring a visit to the village ‘Dan’ which is located just on the other side of the river.


Forest Walk

According to specialists, Suriname is one of the best-kept secrets of the Amazon-rain forest. There are numerous species of birds, small and bigger animals and a variation of flora and fauna. During a forest walk you will learn about the therapeutic functions of the forest plants.


Cultural performance

The Maroon people of the Upper-Suriname Region are more than happy to share their cultural traditions with you. The maroons used to work as slaves and they would use singing as their way of communication. Enjoy a cultural performance and get entertained by their beautiful songs and dances.

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Danpaati River Lodge offers a big variation of boat excursions varying from half an hour up to half a day. You can visit the Tapawatra rapids, or take a dive at the Bihati ‘sula’, rapids just half an hour away from the lodge. Or take a boat during the evening to spot caiman and nightjars. The knowledge and experiences of the boatmen will surprise you!


Pikin slee Marronmuseum

Do you want to learn more about the maroon culture? Then, a visit to Maroonmuseum Pikin Slee cannot be missing on your program! The museum is devoted to the cultural heritage of the Maroon population. It is located about 30 minutes by boat from Danpaati. In the museum you can learn about the history of the maroon population, as well as their African traditions and arts and crafts. In the villages, man and woman live in separate huts. In the museum you will get an insight into the different environments of how the man, woman and children live. There is also a restaurant where you can taste the traditional dishes of the locals.


Other excursions and activities

* Canoeing
* Traditional fishing
* Traditional massages
* Extension with jungle expedition
* Yoga (upon request)
* Independent hike on the island or jogging


See the activity-handbook (for now only available in Dutch, our apologies!)

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Sula Regenboog Panorama 2Jungle & Rapids expedition

A unique experience for adults and children alike.
Suited for children above the age of 8.
Fun, instructive, exciting and not to mention safe.

You will experience a unique, adventurous boat-trip through the heart of the Amazon.
With the help of one of our most experienced tour guides, you will sail through the many
beautiful rapids and pristine jungle.
Test your odds with nothing more than a boto6hammock and sheer wits!
Do you have what it takes to take on the challenge? Hike trough the jungle, and be rewarded with the most beautiful view of the Amazon Rain-Forest. When returning home, you will definitely have the most amazing stories to tell.


You may decide how many nights you will stay at Danpaati before starting your expedition. For those who are really adventurous, you may also extend this expedition into an even longer expedition. This includes spending the night deep in heart of the jungle.

This includes:

  • transport from Danpaati River Lodge
  • Meals and residence
  • Hammock and mosquito net
  • All activities regarding this excursion

*Starting at €800 per person for a 4 day-package


Click below to view the program!


Day 1: Danpaati River Lodge – Kosindo River Lodge
You will travel by boat (a local boat called “Korjaal”), heading south towards Kosindo River Lodge. The real adventure starts after passing the Tapawatra rapids. You may have to exit the boat several times & maybe even help lift the boat in order for it to pass through the numerous obstacles in the water. Teamwork is of utmost importance if you want to survive to see the next day. Adventurous? Yes. But nobody said it had to be easy! Your end destination for the day is Kosindo River Lodge, which is centered right next the Maroon-village Kajana, which you will also be visiting.

Day 2: Kosindo River Lodge – Senteadam
Today your adventure begins with a view of nature in its purest form. You will travel about 80 kilometers upstream, even deeper into the Amazon Rain Forest, there you will find Senteadam. There is a bush-camp on an island close by powerful rapids in the Gran Rio. Here you have a high probability of spotting diverse monkey types, the harpy eagle and even a few jaguars. You will spend the night in the sleeping area, in a hammock, with a warm blanket and a special mosquito net. Right next to the sleeping area we have the kitchen, where the meals will be prepared.

Day 3: Senteadam – Kosindo River Lodge
Right after breakfast, you will go for a small hike in the primary rain forest. The way back downstream will partly be done without a motor. Now you can enjoy the sounds of the jungle and maybe even hear the red-footed falcon along the shore. Along the way back you will stop to cool down in one of the calmer rapids, which are said to have healing properties, before arriving back at Kosindo River Lodge.

Dag 4: Kosindo River Lodge – Danpaati River Lodge/ Paramaribo
Today you may choose to head back to Danpaati River Lodge, where you can rest & relax, maybe even get a soothing massage before heading back to Paramaribo. You may also choose to travel from Kosindo back to Paramaribo by plane.

Contact us for more information on booking your trip today!

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