Location: Rewa, Essequibo
Classification: Indigenous Settlement
Period/ Year Built: Unknown
Historical Background / Description:
Rewa is an Indigenous village located at the junction of the Rupununi and Rewa Rivers in the Upper Takutu-Essequibo district. The area which is surrounded by the rainforest is vastly rich with wild life and exotic flora and can be accessed by river from the settlement of Bina Hill.
The community which is inhabited by the Makushi (Macushi) peoples is home to the Rewa Eco Lodge. This lodge was built circa 2011 and consist of a large benab and smaller benabs that serves as guest houses. Members of the community would usually engage in day hikes, fishing expeditions, canoe trips, bird watching treks and nature expeditions with guests of the eco lodge. The community is a excellent example of an ecomuseum that showcases aspects of the Makushi’s way of life both tangible and intangible.