Trinidad: Caroni Swamp – Cruising Around

Caroni Swalp is a bird sanctuary famous for the national bird of Trinidad – scarlet ibis. But before you get into the open areas with birds, you cruise for miles through narrow channels limed up with mangroves trees. If you are lucky, you get to spot quite a lot of wildlife, including some rare species. We spotted two tree boas, rolled around low hanging branches, and also two silky anteaters (that’s a new mammal species for me) rolled into little furry balls and hidden in the foliage. Also, several species of land and water crabs – the swamps just teaming with life.