A Close Encounter with Nature!
The Napo Wildlife center enjoys a privileged location. Its the only lodge of its class located inside the Yasuni National Park, arguably the most biodiverse region on planet Earth! The luxurious lodge stands at the edge of a pristine rainforest lagoon home to countless rainforest species such as the Caiman, River Otter, Hoatzin, Amazon turtles, piranhas, etc. The Napo Wildlife center is designed for those who love nature and who want to have a close encounter with unique wildlife and take in the Amazon Rainforest’s breathtaking landscapes.
The Napo Wildlife Center’s main highlight is its main tower which is a living dream. Here you will find a truly magical place offering spacious and comfortable social areas; where you can take in the amazing landscape view, enjoy the observation platform, get informed at the meeting room, have unique cocktails at the bar, enjoy local and international cuisine at the beautiful restaurant, and purchase unique souvenirs at the boutique. All this in a tower made by the local indigenous community using ancestral building techniques and endemic materials.
The Napo Wildlife Center puts forth all efforts to grant you an unforgettable jungle experience, far from the bustle and hustle of modern life, where you will find adventure and relaxation amidst singing birds while experiencing the ageless customs, traditions, and legends of the Kichwa culture.
Twenty years ago, the aboriginal Añangu Kichwa community collectively relinquished their right to hunt and fish in order to recover wildlife populations. For this reason, hunting and fishing are not allowed. This no-hunting decision resulted in a plethora of species taking refuge in the Napo Wildlife Center’s surroundings.
Follow the footsteps of the famous explorer Francisco de Orellana and immerse yourself in the most biodiverse region on Earth!
There are big chances for you to see a great variety of wildlife such as insects, birds, reptiles, and mammals. Some typical animals you may spot are; anacondas, spiders, giant armadillos, birds such as hoatzins, macaws, toucans, parakeets, parrots as well as monkeys, tapirs, ocelots, etc.
Canopy Observation Tower
Get a close-up view of the jungle and its diverse flora and fauna. This 36 meters observation tower was built next to a huge tree and it offers you the best view of the Amazon Rainforest. Observe flocks of colorful birds flying and the magnificence of the trees, flowers, and nature the Amazon Rainforest has to offer.
Explore the black waters of the Anangu Lake and the Napo River creeks on board of a motorized or paddle-canoe! In the river, creeks, and lakes of the Amazon Rainforest, you will find hundreds of different aquatic animals such as fish, caimans, turtles, piranhas, and giant otters.
Parrot Clay Licks
Are the most stunning nature encounter in the Amazon Rainforest. These are natural banks containing a great number of minerals that birds and different animals feed upon. This event starts early in the morning when hundreds of vibrantly colored birds visit the licks.
Learn about the Kichwa Anangu community traditions and culture of the Napo Wildlife Center hosts. Women of the community will welcome you with typical dances, rituals, handcrafts food and drinks.
More than 610 bird species can be found in the Yasuni National Park, giving you the best bird watching experience, and an unforgettable adventure in the most biodiverse place on earth.