A very special destination, Napo Wildlife Center is located in a privileged lake-side location in the heart of the dense Yasuni National Park. A family of giant otters and caiman compete to call the lake their home, but these only represent a fraction of the wildlife you may see in the area. Expert naturalist guides will help you spot various breeds of monkey swinging through the trees and toucans passing overhead. UNESCO have recognised this area for good reason – it is an area that is considered to be one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world.
Owned by the local Kichwa community, Napo is one of the finest examples of a community based project with a heavy focus on sustainable tourism. The impressive wooden lodge is reached by motorised canoe, followed by an hours’ paddle by boat along the tributary to reach the lake. The comfortable and spacious wooden cabanas are dotted along the hillside, and offer electricity and ample hot water. A seven storey communal area towers over the canopy, giving impressive views of the beautiful surroundings. Activities range from early morning trips to the parrot clay lick, hikes or visiting the indigenous communities.