• 199 Camp St,
    Georgetown, Guyana
  • (592) 225-0317-19
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Watooka Guest House
  • March 18, 2019
  • NICIL Communications Unit

The Watooka Complex, which was said to have derived its name from the nearby Watooka creek, is situated in the mining town of Linden. Built in the 1940’s, it is one of the oldest Colonial buildings in the area. The three storey wooden building features scenic views of the majestic Demerara River and lush grounds. You can walk among the same palm trees that were planted by H.R.H. Princess Alice, the Countess of Athlone and the Earl of Athlone during her visit to Watooka Complex between March 19th to the 21st in 1950.

The Watooka Complex has satisfied the needs for luminaries from all over the world. They came by air, river and road for various reasons and periods. It is said that most of all they came for the comfort, courtesies and atmosphere. His Excellency Sir Alfred Savage, former Governor of British Guiana remarked after his last visit in 1953 – “the people here are the happiest in the entire country”. A visit to the town of Linden is wasted if a visit to the Watooka Club is not included. As a guest, your understanding of our heritage will be complete.

List of royalty that Watooka House have hosted from around the world:
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1966
His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburg in 1962 & 1968
His Royal Highness Prince Charles
Princess Margaret the Countess of Snowdon
President Fidel Castro of Cuba
King Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho, an African nation in 1987
Her Royal Highness Princess Alice of England
President Samora Moises Machel of Mozambique
Sir Paul Schoon, Governor General of Grenada
Lady Baden Powell, International Chief Scout in 1969
Countess Mountbatten of Burma in 1958
Rt. Hon. Richard Michener, Governor General of Canada in 1969
Nathaniel V. Davis, President of Alcan
Mr. Jan. Carew, Guyanese author – Black Midas in 1957
Mr. Vidia S. Naipaul, Trinidad born novelist in 1957
Hon. President Kenneth David Kaunda of Zambia

Governors of British Guiana
H.E. Sir Alfred Savage and Lady Savage
H.E. Sir Ralph Grey and Lady Grey
H.E. Sir Patrick Renison and Lady Renison
H.E. Sir Richard Luyt and Lady Luyt

Guyanese Leaders
H.E. Sir David Rose and Lady Rose, Governor General
Hon. Dr. Cheddi Jagan – Premier of British Guiana
Hon. Arthur Chung – Guyana’s 1st President
Hon. Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham – Guyana’s 2nd President]
Hon. Janet Jagan
Hon. Samuel Hinds
Hon. Bharrat Jagdeo
Hon. Donald Ramotar
Hon. David Granger

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