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Napo Wildlife Centre

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Community-run lakeside lodge: the most warmly inviting and charming of all the properties in the region. A peaceful haven from which to enjoy the natural world.

Deep in the Ecuadorian jungle, the community-run Napo Wildlife Centre on a lakeside is the most warmly inviting and charming of all the properties in the region. It sits in the Yasuni National Park, a biosphere reserve which shelters an exuberant array of wildlife, especially birds.

Reached by plane and canoe, the lodge is a haven of undisturbed tranquillity from which to make daily excursions into the rainforest, all accompanied by indigenous guides. There is a 40m canopy tower to take you right up into the treetops, and two clay licks visited by parakeets with dazzling plumage as well as mammals such as the delicate red brocket deer. 

The accommodation is particularly attractive: private thatched cabins with electricity and unlimited hot water are decorated in cheerful blues and golds. There’s a library and the dining room gleams with polished teak furnishings. Enjoy the sunset from your private porch; you may spot a watchful black caiman or giant otter. 

What our clients say

97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.

The journey to the centre is part of the whole experience,along the wide river Napo, and then transferring to the small canoe with your guide for the trip up the creek to the centre. Our guide, Rene knew the area really well and has had a long involvement with the centre. The buildings all use local woods in most creative and attractive ways. Rooms comfortable and the beds have good mosquito nets, but the little blighters still managed to eat us occasionally. Good food and a variety of interesting trips. lots of birds, river otters, anaconda, caiman, tamarind monkeys......  And the visit to the community village. The main building leads up to forest views.

AG, Manchester

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Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Manager of the Tailor-made Department.

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    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Manager of the Tailor-made Department.

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