Along the river bank of the Upstream Suriname River lays a modern & comfortable jungle resort called Kninipaati. This resort is build on one of the seven islands in the Felolassi rapid. Because of its exclusive concept, it sets itself apart from the other resorts in the vicinity. This tour to Kninipaati is for adventurers who want to travel comfortably.


  • Boat trips along rapids
  • Impressive forest walk
  • Exciting caiman-spotting at night
  • Visit to Maroon villages
  • Swimming in rapids
  • Cultural evening*

What makes this tour special

  • Most comfortable resort in the vicinity (air-conditioning optional)
  • The owner, who is also the host, is a local Maroon
  • One night in a hammock in the jungle (optional for a 4-day tour)
  • Serenity and unbounded experience because of the exclusive concept
  • 3-day tour with departure on Friday is possible
  • Pikin Slee excursion (included on a 4-day tour)
  • Extreme jungle hike (on a 4-day tour)
  • Pick-up/drop-off at all addresses in the innercity of Paramaribo

Your journey to Kninipaati resorts begins with a bus ride from Paramaribo to Atjoni. From there you will continue to Kninipaati in a motorized dugout canoe. Immediately after arriving at Kninipaati, a hot lunch is served. You will be given a tour of the island and check in into your cabana. The Felolassi Sula, one of the most famous rapids of the Upstream Suriname Rivier, is ideal for a refreshing dip. After dinner there is a caiman-spotting boat tour.

Your start your day at Kninipaati with a delicious breakfast. This morning you will immerse yourself in the Saramaccan Maroon culture at New Aurora (a village only 30 minutes away by boat). You return to Kninipaati for lunch. Afterwards there is an impressive forest walk, where the guide talks about the flora & fauna and also about the medicinal usses of these plants and trees. The program ends after dinner.

You can spend the morning in whichever way you like. Most people go swimming in the Felolassi water rapid. Or you could go peddling in a dughout canoe or relax in a hammock. After an early lunch you start your journey back to Paramaribo

After breakfast, you will prepare for the extreme jungle hiking expedition. Right after lunch you will leave Kninipaati for a 160 minutes’ hike in the pristine jungle of Suriname. Your destination for that night is a rustic base camp along the shore of a freshwater creek. This creek is special because it has a beautiful rapid. You will spend the night in a primitive hammock camp. After being installed, dinner is served.

In the early morning, breakfast is served afterwich you will be hiking back to Kninipaati. Along the way your guide will talk about the surrounding flore and fauna.

At the resort you will have lunch and start your journey from Kninipaati back to Paramaribo.

Transportation Bus / boat
Travel time 240 min.
Departure 09.00 hrs*
Arrival 17.00 hrs
Schedule Mon / Wed / Fri
Included Transfer*, guide, local excursion, 2 night accommodation, 2x breakfast, 3x lunch, 2x diner, non-alcoholic drinks and hearty snack (drinks only during meals)
Excluded Other drinks and snacks
* the departure time depends on the pick-up address and therefore varies from place to place. Departure time shown are from Krasnapolsky Hotel (in the City Center) Please check your voucher or invoice for the exact departure time and departure location. A difference of 15 minutes is considered normal.
When travelling by air, you will depart and arrive from airfield Zorg en Hoop (domestic airfield)

By booking this tour, you contribute to:

• Taking care of the logistics of educational and other donor resources
• Stimulate the preservation of Saramaccan culture by supporting cultural, music and dance groups
• Maintenance of the facilities of the Johannes Arabie School
• The cofounder of the foundation “Childeren from New Aurora”, is committed to improving the learning and living conditions of local students
• Employment and tourism education for local communities (80% local employees)
• Environmentally friendly water management (rainwater for kitchen and restaurant)
• Supporting the local economy by purchasing local products & services
• Sustainable energy consumption through solar panels

  • new or charges batteries for your camera
  • Hiking shoes & Flip flops
  • Towel
  • Hat or cap
  • Trousers and long sleeve shirts
  • Insect repellant
  • Raincoat
  • Toiletries
  • Flash light
  • Water shoes
  • Suntan oil
  • Backpack (small)
  • Waterproof bag to protect electronics and values
  • Dry clothes
  • Money – Srd/eur (for alcoholic drinks and souvenirs)
  • Swim wear
  • Passport

The surrounding area of the resort, the Upper-Suriname area, is known for its unique Maroon culture and its untouched Amazon Rainforest. The Maroons, descendants of runaway slaves, have settled in the inaccessible rain forest a long time ago, where they started a new existence.

By their isolated way of life, they developed a unique culture with strong African influences. The women in their colourful robes, children playing at the riverside in contrast with the purity of the tropical rainforest, form a breath-taking scene. The Maroons are proud of their culture and are pleased to introduce you to their fascinating way of life in one of the surrounding villages of Jaw Jaw, Nieuw Aurora, Gunsi and Laduani.

Most tour operators (like Orange Travel) list their rates in Euro.
The most advantageous way to pay is cash or by bank* in Euro.
Followed by cash in SRD or U$D, then POS in SRD * and finally a credit card payment **.

* If there are any additional bank charges, these should be paid by the customer. If it turns out that not the full agreed amount is credited to our account, the difference should still be paid before participating or checking in.

** When using POS (our machine only excepts SRD) we will use the daily exchange rate of the cambio’s. As these sometimes differ significantly from the rate your- and our bank uses, you can come out worse between 10% and 30% (in this Orange Travel has no benefit, yet influence).

*** All credit card payments are processed in U$D and a bank fee is added. The fee for Visa and MasterCard is 5% (in this Orange Travel has no benefit, yet influence). This payment method requires you to show your passport.

ING Bank Netherlands

Euro Account number: NL40INGB0797332219
IBAN: NL40INGB0797332219
Attention: Ernie de Vries


Republic Bank Suriname N.V.
Paramaribo, Suriname
Swiftcode: RBNKSRPA
SRD 0197313228
USD 0197313309
EUR 0197313481
Paramaribo, Suriname


Bank of America
Account number 2290 3930 8017
Beneficiary Bank ID number 026009593 (for transfer of monies into your account from within the U.S.)
Mailing Address:
3048 SW 141 ST AVE
Miramar FL 33027-3950

Pay by credit card:

Accommodation details of Anaula Nature Resort

Rating of accommodation: Comfortable

The Resort / Lodge

Total capacity of the resort (Maximum amount of guests)

27 guests

Amount of rooms/bungalows

6 bungalows


The Lodges / rooms

Interiour surface of the lodge/room (L x W in meters) 4m X 3m
Maximum capacity of the lodge/room Quadrupple lodge for max. 4 guests and a family lodge for max 7 guests
Airconditioning Yes
Fan No
Warm water No
Closet No
Coat hangers No
Towel Yes
Mosquito net No
Balcony / terrace Yes
Electricity 110V Yes (generated by solar panels)
Wall socket type USA & EU
Type of sanitary facility (central / private per lodge/room) Private sanitary per room