The Karanambu Trust
Meet the Hosts

Diane McTurk was born at Karanambu soon after her pioneer father, Tiny McTurk, established a cattle ranch there. After living abroad, as well as in the capital city of Georgetown, Diane returned to Karanambu in 1983 and opened her home to eco-tourists. She also offered refuge to injured or orphaned wildlife, including the rare Giant Otter. Diane is well known for her warm hospitality, her adventuresome spirit, and her expertise with otters. Under her leadership, the Karanambu Lodge has become increasingly popular, and the Karanambu Trust increasingly active. Her friends call her the "otterly delightful lady of the Rupununi."