As the crow flies, Birds Eye View is just 7 kilometers away. However we had to take a 20 kilometer drive and then we were met at a boat landing by Abdul, who drove us by boat many kilometers up the New River until we arrived at Lamanai Oupost. This is a superb lodge nestled beside a lagoon, surrounded by wetlands and jungle. Just down the lagoon are the Mayan Lamanai ruins.
This wild beautiful grey fox was near the front steps to the reception when we arrived.
As we walked to our cabana, a troup of howler monkeys were eating the folliage in the trees just nearby.
Our first activity here was a sunset cocktail cruise before dinner.
After dinner we went out on a spotlight boat trip to find anything that moved, slithered or shone. This was a thrilling experience as we sped with Abdul through the darkness on a very fast boat. Abdul was driving as well as spotting. He has been brought up on the river and knows every crook and turn!
Tthe most exciting find was to sight 3 Currasow males and one female. These birds are on the endangered list!