Lodges Museum Bakkie
You will find two lodges in the garden of Museum Bakkie. These lodges are rented out to researchers and birdwatchers. There is a restaurant on Bakkie, but no swimming pool or other entertainment except nature, walking paths in the garden and Museum Bakkie.
Date palm from Senegal
On Bakkie, research has been carried out into the Date Palm from Senegal (Phoenix Reclinata) described here earlier in 1755 by a pupil of Linnaeus (Daniel Rolander). The Linnaeus Society from Uppsala (Sweden) came to Bakkie for this edible palm. The enslaved women from Africa smuggled seeds of plants into their hair and braided them to plant again later. The date palm with edible dates, various rice varieties and ocher from Africa still grow in Suriname.
Researchers and birdwatchers
The Swedish Dahlberg society (fishing) and the New Jersey Audubon society (birds) also conduct research in the area.
We are currently supporting an archaeological investigation into the recent discovery of plantation Esther's Rust on the mud bank on the Atlantic Ocean, this plantation with all buildings was abruptly abandoned by a tidal wave (around 1850) and flooded with mud and clay, only in 2019 did the soft mud and only now can we see the foundations with thousands of artifacts. These artifacts are coming to Bakkie this year for a permanent exhibition.
Researchers and birdwatchers can contact us for lodging / food and transportation options.
Certain investigations require a permit from the Surinamese government.