napo wildlife centre eco-Lodge Details
Luxury cabana accommodation, rainforest surroundings.
Located in a tributary of the Napo River, this is the only lodge within the Yasuni National Park, found deep within the Amazon Rainforest.
Accommodation and Facilities
The 10 luxury cabanas are all huge and include a king sized bed and a twin sized bed, sleeping up to 3 people. Lounge facilities are also included in the cabanas as well as private bathrooms with large hot showers. Each cabana also features a private veranda with lake views. Ceiling fans and security/insect screens are also fitted for your comfort.
The central structure of the lodge is called the main hall. This is where all meals are served, and where guests are provided a number of social areas, including a bar and reading lounge. Whilst resting here on hammocks guests may be lucky enough to see wildlife such as otters and capybaras! A short trail behind this building is popular with guests for evening strolls. Keep an eye out though; the area is also a favourite for some of lodge’s nocturnal friends!
A library and shopping boutique are accessible by all guests, and internet is also available at any time during your stay for a small charge.
Cuisine accommodates the variety of taste preferences of the international traveller, but utilises traditional and local flavours and ingredients.
There are plenty of activities to be undertaken during your stay at Napo Wildlife Centre. From the Main Hall’s Interpretation centre you can organise a visit to where the Añangu people will introduce and welcome you into the Kichwa culture, showing you traditional practices including hunting and the use of native plants for medicine.
A variety of different trails of varying difficulty ensures that all guests have the opportunity to explore the surrounding rainforest in a style suitable for them. The variety of trails explore different areas of the park, ensuring guests have the best chance of sighting many of the diverse species of wildlife to be found in the centre’s surrounding areas. Expert guides will also share their knowledge and expertise of the flora, fauna and culture of this beautiful area. Other areas which can be visited are the unique parrot clay licks, an amazing natural phenomenon, and the river islands.
Attached to the bar of the centre is a 50 ft high viewing tower offering 360 degree views of the surrounds. Better still, only 35 minutes away from the centre is a huge and spectacular canopy tower reaching 130ft, from which a number of birds, reptiles and mammals can be seen a lot easier than from the ground. Sometimes they’ll even pop over for a visit in the same tree! Bring your binoculars; the view is incredible; you can see all the way to the Andes on a clear day!