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Owned by the local community, the Napo Wildlife Centre jungle lodge is located within the Yasuní National Park - a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
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The Napo wildlfie centre provides virtually all of the Park's tourism income as it is the only lodge in the region to pay park fees.
The lodge itself is beautiful with local architecture and hardwood floors, and rooms are housed in private cabanas with terraces looking out to the lake, ceiling fans, private bathrooms and hot water showers. Guests eat together in the dining room, and can also make use of the library and bar.
Next to the bar is a fifty foot viewing tower with panoramic views across the Amazon and on a clear day, the Andes. Near the lodge are parrot clay licks (where parrots gather in numbers to nibble on the nutrients in clay) and a 120- foot canopy tower.
Why we love it
The only way to access the lodge is via plane from Quito to Coca, followed by a motorised canoe journey for two hours down the Napo River, before finally reaching the lodge in small dugout canoes.
Saskia, Original Traveller