We can only echo the positive reviews for this place. It is truly fantastic and was the highlight of our time in Ecuador. Our guide was Andrew and he was knowledgeable beyond belief, we wouldn’t have seen much if it had not been for him and our native guide.
What we really liked about this place was that the groups were small and personal. Andrew ate with us and tailored our trips to fit with the whole group. We were introduced to the local Shaman and learnt about the struggle the local people had to set up such a beautiful lodge.
The food at the lodge was good and all the staff were friendly and helpful. Words cannot do justice to the wonderful sight of eating breakfast and watching the mist rise above the lagoon at day break or relaxing in the hammock on the veranda listening to the jungle wildlife all around. This place is truly magical and a tribute to the community warding off the industrialisation creeping in by the oil companies. May it have a long and lasting future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Napo Wildlife Center offers visitors a number of vantage points from which to admire and experience the spectacular, awe-inspiring diversity of the Amazon Basin. Climb the 120-ft. High galvanized-metal stairs to the jungle tower for otherwise impossible eye-to-eye views of canopy dwellers such as monkeys, eagles and macaws...Spy on clay licks teeming with parrots and occasionally visited by jungle cats or a magnificent elephant-muzzled tapir...Experience Man's ageless interaction with the jungle through the native community's perspectiveEnjoy evening walks to witness the astounding nightlife of the dense, entangled understory...Explore the many trails through "terra firme", "varzea" and swamp forest in search of the best that Amazonia has to offerBe it from the ground up, or from the canopy down, from hidden viewing blinds to silent paddling up black-water creeks, we deliver the biggest most intricate picture possible of this wonderful world. Napo Wildlife Center not only provides the educated perspective of bilingual guides but also the hands-on knowledge of the true guardians of Anangu, who live and witness the marvels of their jungle home every day. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Napo Wildlife Centre Hotel Yasuni National Park