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Harry to explore Guyana's heartland as Caribbean tour draws to close

Prince Harry is travelling into the heartland of Guyana to experience some of the country's natural wonders and meet its indigenous people.

Harry will spend the penultimate day of his Caribbean tour exploring part of the rainforest-covered interior of the former British colony that earlier this year celebrated 50 years of independence.

During the tour, elders from the village of Surama will welcome the Prince to their community before he is told about their traditional life and taken on a short trip to an eco-lodge to see how the people are embracing eco-tourism.

Later Harry will fly to the Iwokrama International Centre, which has a close link to his father, the Prince of Wales, who has been the organisation's patron since 2000.

Harry will meet rangers to learn about the Iwokrama rainforest and the steps being taken to protect this important reserve.

Before arriving at the reserve Harry will briefly call into Fairview Village and pay his respects to its elders, as well as visiting the local school.

The final stop of the day will be a visit to the world famous Kaieteur Falls - one of the single largest freefall waterfalls in the world which has a drop of 250 metres, five times as high as Niagara Falls.


From Belfast Telegraph