The luxurious Napo Wildlife Center is nestled on a small ridge at the edge of a great jungle lake surrounded by the beautiful Amazon rainforest.
Napo Wildlife Center is designed for nature lovers who want to experience the Amazon's unique landscapes and observe breathtaking wildlife.
This ecotourism project includes the conservation of approximately 82 square miles of the most pristine Amazon Rainforest within the Yasunì National Park, an important UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and the largest tract of tropical rainforest in Ecuador.
Napo Wildlife Center is located by Añangu Lake, ancestral territory of the Anangu Quichua Community. From Coca it is 2 - 2 1/2 hours by boat down the Napo River followed by a nearly 2-hour dugout canoe ride along a narrow creek that connects to the lake where the lodge is located.
The lodge was built by the Anangu Quichua Community in partnership with the Tropical Nature Conservation System. Each of the 16 individual large luxury cabanas include a king-size and twin-size bed with mosquito netting, private bathrooms with hot water, ceiling fan and private porches providing lake and forest views.
The lodge has 24-hour electricity provided by hybrid system combining solar panels, batteries and silent generators. Facilities include a 36-meter-high canopy tower.
Over 562 species of birds have been recorded at the Napo Wildlife Center - more than a third of all of Ecuador`s birds. NWC is home to a total of 11 species of monkeys, including squirrel, saddle-backed, white-fronted capuchin, monk saki, spider, woolly and golden mantle tamarin.
All four species of caiman are found at NWC, which can best be seen during nocturnal canoe rides. The largest mammals like jaguar, puma, tapir, giant anteater and giant armadillo have been spotted in the area.
Daily guided excursions will be in small groups and led by a pair of guides: a native Anangu guide, who is also an official Yasuni Park Ranger and an expert on the forest's secrets about medicinal plants and other useful items of the rain forest; and a bilingual naturalist guide with great deal of knowledge in tropical forest biology. Excursions include visits to a parrot clay lick.
All meals and daily guided excursions are included.
The Napo Wildlife Center complex has sixteen luxury cabins . The spacious cabins are comfortable and spotlessly-clean.
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 watch in the jungle are: anacondas and other snake species, spiders, giant armadillo, 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 just 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 Amazonia gives us.
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 jungle we can find hundreds of different aquatic animals such as fish, caimans, turtles, piranhas and giant otters.
Parrot Clay Licks
Are the most stunning nature spectacles to see in the Amazonia. These are natural banks containing great amount of minerals that birds and different animals feed up with. 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 inventoriedwithin the Yasuni National Park, give thevisitors the best experience in bird watching, an unforgettable adventure inthe most biodiverse place on earth.