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Accommodation rating: Simple

The Uakari Floating Lodge is a sustainable eco-property located in the flooded forests of the Mamirauá Reserve, 1.5 hours by boat from Tefé. The lodge is managed by the Mamirauá Institute research organisation and eight local communities who live within the reserve. The simple yet comfortable accommodation consists of 5 floating wooden bungalows, each with two rooms. The 10 well-ventilated rooms each feature rustic wooden furnishings, a private bathroom with a warm water solar powered shower, mosquito nets and decks with views of the river and forest. A restaurant and bar, as well as a library and video room are located on a central floating area.

Take guided excursions to explore the reserve and search for wildlife such as white uakari and red howler monkeys, sloths, caimans, coatis, pink river dolphins and birds, or visit local riverine communities to learn about life in the rainforest. Lectures are given by trained guides and researchers. Water levels rise and fall by up to 12 metres each year: during the peak of the flooded season (May to June) all excursions will be by small paddle canoe. Hiking is possible when the water levels are lowest, especially in October to November, and this is an especially good time of year to see the wildlife, with aquatic animals and water birds concentrating, often in high numbers, in the remaining rivers and lakes.

Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.

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