Napo Wildlife Centre
The Napo Wildlife Centre, is the ultimate alternative luxury eco-hotel in Amazonian Ecuador. This ecotourism project includes the conservation of over 53,500 acres of the most pristine Amazon Rain Forest within the Yasunì National Park, an important UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and the largest tract of tropical rain forest in Ecuador.
The lodge complex is located by the Anangucocha Lake, within the unique ancestral territory of the Anangu Quichua Community, part of the Yasuni National Park. In the early 90’ the community envisioned building their own lodge to provide themselves jobs and protecting their land.
With great effort they built 4 well established shelters and a large house for kitchen and dining room, however buildings remained incomplete for many years as they had no more money to finish them or to establish a proper infrastructure to call it a first class jungle hotel.
They wanted high quality facilities and accommodation, to provide an exclusive and personalised rain forest experience, intimate with nature, yet dedicated and private. Finally in 2000 after several local and international contacts the project was able to move forward and establish the community’s and its nature tourism leaders dream.
The lodge consists of 12 luxury cabañas and a large dining hall with a library and a well-stocked bar. Attached to the bar is a 50-foot viewing tower from which you can see the Andes on a clear day.
Manor Cottage, Papermill Lane, South Moreton, Oxfordshire, OX11 9AH