My last weekend in Suriname I went on one final trip, to Brownsberg.
The view from the top of Brownsberg
At the bottom of Brownsberg is an enormous lake, the size of the Province of Utrecht in The Netherlands. This lake is man-made. The Dutch government built a big dam, to make electricity from the water.
Our guide explaining the history of the lake
We hiked down to Leoval, one of the waterfalls on Brownsberg
My companions enjoying Leoval
The next day the weather wasn’t as nice, but the view was gorgeous.
When they created the lake they didn’t have the time/funds to rid the area of trees, so they were all left standing. Now a Chinese company is making millions clearing the lake of high quality wood.
We went fishing as well, for piranhas. Some had proper equipment.
A couple of us caught fish.
Koen with a piranha
All in all, it was a great weekend, even with the pouring rain at times.