The Vast Delta (Episode 1)
The mighty Essequibo River holds many secrets. Rising in Guyana’s Acarai Mountains near the Brazilian border, it flows north for about 1,000 kilometres through rainforest and savanna until finally reaching the Atlantic Ocean. That’s where the journey starts: The impressive estuary is dotted with numerous small islands where fruit and vegetables for Guyana’s capital Georgetown are grown. Then, it’s time to travel upstream into endless wilderness, finally reaching the breathtaking Kaieteur Falls.