City & Culture
Lethem is a town in Guyana, located in the Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo region. It is named after Sir Gordon James Lethem, who was the Governor of British Guiana from 1941 to 12 April 1947. The city is populated by 1,158 inhabitants.The population of Guyana is varied and includes native Amerindian people who come from 9 original tribes in the savannahs. There is a mixture of Caribbean heritage as well as African. Few Caucasians live in Guyana and most are there visiting for scientific research in the savannahs or rain forest or visiting on Christian missionary campaigns. The language is an English-based Caribbean creole. Portuguese is also spoken, mainly by Brazilian immigrants, in addition to the many dialects of the Amerindian tribes.Lethem is part of the Guyanese Rupununi savannah where there are many vaqueiros (as spoken in the Portuguese language), or cowboys, and ranches.
We believe that dining should be made with natural and home raised ingredients. All meals are cooked with love and unpasteurized ingredients.
Lethem has tons of local shops where you can find any thing from groceries to clothes and utensils. Shopping can be accessed with a 15-20 min walk from the lodging area.
Eldorado is the staple to Guyana’s bar scene. Many people in Lethem prefer rum as their drink of choice. Also carib