uakari floating lodge, the amazon
A simple lodge with a focus on conservation and education.
This eco lodge is located inside Brazil’s largest protected area, the Mamiraua Reserve, one and a half hours in a motorized canoe from Tefe – getting there is most definitely part of the experience! The Reserve is a state conservation area located in the middle Solimões River (Amazon) and is part of the Várzea ecosystem - a forest flooded by the sediment-rich Amazonian rivers. It is made up of channels, lakes and a seasonally flooded forest.
Accommodation & Facilities
The lodge has 10 simple and comfortable apartments, designed to have minimal environmental impact. Each apartment is around 25 meters square in size and includes a terrace and bathroom, with solar-powered shower.
The library, TV room, restaurant and conference room are found on the lodge’s central floating structure. The bar is also found here and serves both national and international wines, caipirinhas, beers and soft drinks.
The restaurant offers a varied menu with plenty of fresh fish, chicken (no red meat), vegetarian food, fruits and regional juices. Service standards are high.
The Mamirauá ecotourism programme offers a series of activities, including excursions with local guides in the forest’s channels, lakes and trails, and visits to the local riverine villages to experience the Amazonian way of life. Guests also have the unique opportunity to contribute towards a pioneer conservation project.
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The Mamiraua Reserve was the first Brazilian conservation unit to give local people a major share of responsibility for the management of its natural resources. Thanks to the conservation efforts which began in 1983, Mamirauá has become a wildlife refuge.