Napo Wildlife Centre

A community-owned lodge from which you can explore the rainforest on foot and by boat, and spend time with local Kichwa people.

Napo WC bar area
Napo WC dining area
Napo WC pier
Napo WC seating area

Napo Wildlife Centre

Napo Wildlife Centre is fully owned by the local Kichwa Anangu Community in Yasuni National Park. From here you can explore the rich world of the rainforest and spend time with local people learning about their daily life in this unique environment.

Experienced naturalist guides lead walks along forest trails, stopping to point out insects, birds and monkeys, as well as canoe trips on the lake and water channels with chances of spotting caiman, giant otters and piranhas. For a higher perspective climb the 12-storey canopy tower to get a view out across the treetops, and spend time at the lodge’s ecological tower. A visit to the parrot clay lick and its attendant flocks of birds is bound to be a highlight, and time spent with the Kichwa community and at the Interpretative Centre will give you an insight into life in the rainforest.

Between times you can relax at the lodge, enjoying the tranquillity of its lakeside location. The main lodge has many social areas including the restaurant which serves local and international dishes, bar, library and terrace. Despite the remoteness of the setting you have round-the-clock electricity in your cabin, a ceiling fan to keep it cool and an en-suite bathroom with hot and cold running water. Each cabin has a private balcony overlooking the lake.

Napo Wildlife Centre Highlights

  • See parrots at the clay lick
  • Watch caiman and giant otters from your canoe
  • Get a bird’s eye view from the canopy tower
  • Accompany a guide on a jungle walk
  • Visit the Kichwa Anangu community
  • Enjoy downtime in the main lodge
  • Quiet lake-side setting
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Napo Wildlife Centre

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Library with selection of books
  • Ecological tower
  • Gift shop
  • Canopy tower (20mins from lodge)
  • Walking trails
  • Interpretative Centre
  • 24-hour electricity
  • Running water
  • Safe drinking water
  • Laundry service

Activities

  • Guided forest walks
  • Bird watching tours
  • Guided canoeing
  • Canopy tower visits
  • Ecological tower visits
  • Parrot clay lick
  • Community visits

Children

Children aged 5 years and over are welcome. It is recommended that a private guide be hired for families with young children.

Communications

There is internet access, payable locally. Mobile phone coverage is patchy.

Rooms

16 cabins:

  • 1 kingsize bed and 1 single bed
  • Mosquito nets
  • Screened windows
  • Safe
  • Ceiling fan
  • 24-hour electricity (solar and generator)
  • Sockets for charging batteries
  • En-suite bathroom with hot water
  • Private lake-facing balcony
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