yeh was an awesome trip wish I was going back sooner,
Snakes wise I only saw three the whole trip and only one was really bad! So not really an issue and they tend to run away from you anyway apparently.
Spiders wise non of the ones we saw were bad just big compared to waht I get to see in the Uk.
My advice would be to not worry to much about the wildlife as it really isn't too bad.
Don't drink river water as you'll get a stomach infection like I did!
Don't pass out in the bar like Sean did as you'll probably get eaten or given a haircut but otherwise mosquitos weren't a problem and i didn't get bitten very much.
hope you have a good trip as i'm sure you will,
James Bebbington - Pommie Productions