WHY THIS TRIP
The Napo Wildlife Center is a comfortable, luxury, eco-lodge in Yasuni National Park in Ecuador’s Amazon Basin where you get the best of amazing the Amazon wildlife, including hundreds of parrots at the two parrot clay licks, Giant Otters in the lake and streams, 11 species of monkeys in the trees, and hundreds of species of birds in the forest.
As the only lodge in the enormous reserve, you will have the place virtually to yourself. When your day is done you can take a hot shower, sit on your private porch overlooking the lake, have a cold beer from the bar, and enjoy a healthy international dinner in the dining room. This is the jungle in style!
In addition to being one of the best lodges in Ecuador’s Amazon, the Napo Wildlife Center is also one of the finest examples of community-based eco-tourism in the country. The Napo Wildlife Center actively protects 82 square miles of pristine rainforest in its private reserve, based on a true conservation partnership with the local community.
LOCAL OPERATOR: NAPO WILDLIFE CENTER
The Napo Wildlife Center (NWC) is the greatest luxury ecolodge in the Ecuadorian Amazonia. The NWC Amazon Lodge is an ecotourism project that protects and preserves over 82 square miles of pristine Amazon Rainforest within the Yasuni National Park, declared by UNESCO a Biosphere Reserve. The Yasuní National Park, considered the largest region of tropical forest in Ecuador, is one of the most diverse areas in the World, so its conservation is vital not only for Ecuador but for the planet.
The Napo Wildlife Center is located on the banks of the Anangucocha Lake, within the unique and ancestral territory of the Kitchwa Anangu local community, in the heart of the Yasuni National Park. The lodge provides visitors with great comfort and offers them an intimate wildlife experience in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest.
The Anagu community exemplifies community-based ecotourism with its innovative tourism project, which not only protects more than 82 square miles of pristine rainforest but also makes it possible for the community to be auto sustainable, as all profits are for the members of the community and to build other projects for tourism, conservation, health and education.