on March 5, 2007
Located inside Yasuni National Park (as opposed to north of the river like the other Napo river resorts), the new Napo Wildlife Center is a cooperative venture with the local Anangu Indians. Surrounded by untouched rainforest, the lodge is situated on the south side of a small lake, which makes for great views morning and evening. My bungalow boasted a huge king-size bed, a shower with hot water, and 24-hr. power... true rainforest luxury. The open-air dining room has wonderful views and locally-made hardwood furniture. There is a small library and viewing tower. Across the lake and a modest level walk through the rainforest is the lodge's 110' high steel staircase (enclosed) that terminates at a treetop viewing platform perfect for scanning the top of the canopy for monkeys and birds. Guides are professional and English-speaking and the food is fine, served with linen and real tableware.
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