Iwokrama Mountains

Iwokrama Mountains, Potaro-Siparuni, Guyana has an average elevation of about 770 metres above sea level. The location of the mountains is sparsely populated with an average of 0 individuals per square kilometres. The nearest big town with over 50,000 inhabitants is about 15 hours’ drive. The low population can be attributed partially to the high infant mortality rate with 55 out of every 1000 children succumbing to death.

Iwokrama Mountains have a humid climate with most of the land being virgin or uncultivated land. The climate around the mountains is tropical wet characterized by subtropical moist forest bio zone. The Iwokrama Mountains, Potaro-Siparuni, Guyana, lies on a low impact earthquake zone of less than 5 on the Richter scale.

The Iwokrama Mountains enjoy their warmest summer in September with an average temperature of about 0 degree Celsius at the warmest point of the day and 0 Celsius degrees at night. The mountains have no determined temperature seasons and all seem to maintain almost the same temperatures. Generally, the mountains can be visited any time of year but September is ideal because it is the warmest month of the year. The rain fall pattern has no distinct pattern that it is known to follow.