Offering simple, yet comfortable accommodation in a prime wildlife-viewing location, Manu Park Wildlife Centre is situated close to the largest and most beautiful of the 13 oxbow lakes in the Manu River.
Nestled within the forest are seven spacious double-occupancy tents, which are fully screened, hinged with lockable doors and fitted with solid wooden floors. Each room is raised on wooden stilts to enhance ventilation, while all beds within the camp are equipped with a mosquito net. The main area consists of an elevated, screened dining room, with a shared block of private hot-water showers and flushing toilets.
The camp, although basic, is situated in a wildlife hotspot, where there are frequent sightings of giant river otter, caiman and a diversity of birdlife. Thanks to its low impact, this is the only accommodation allowed inside Manu National Park, all other lodges are part of Manu Biosphere Reserve but in the buffer zone of the actual park, so staying here is a unique opportunity to be more remote and closer to the wildlife.
is featured in the following itinerary:
Peru’s Manu Biosphere Reserve is one of the most biologically diverse places on earth and is the jewel in the crown of Amazon wildlife viewing experiences. Discover its secrets with wildlife photographer Nick Garbutt on a journey through highland Andean cloud forest and lowland Amazon rainforest.
When to go: Sep
Duration inc. flights: 20 days
Price inc. flights: From £7,495 pp
Trip type: Group tour
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The unique diversity of Manu’s wildlife is due to the range of ecological zones that extend from 300 to 4,000 metres above sea level. More than 1,000 species of birds, 200 species of mammals, many reptiles, and around 10% of the world’s plant species have been recorded within the park's boundaries.
Where: Madre de Dios
Ideal for viewing: woolly monkey, jaguar, blue-headed macaw, giant river otter, Andean cock-of-the-rock
Excellent for: Wildlife photography, Photography tours with Nick Garbutt, Just Conservation, Jaguar watching, Birdwatching