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Uakari Lodge is a unique accommodation made up of seven floating wooden structures connected by a floating walkway, located in a remote spot in the Mamirauá Reserve.

Ten large and comfortable rooms have en suite facilities and a private terrace, with views of the surrounding rainforest. The central area has a reception, restaurant, bar, TV room, library and conference room. The restaurant serves essentially Brazilian cuisine, with a focus on typical produce and dishes of the Amazon region.

Designed to minimise its environmental impact, the lodge is staffed by the local community, plus a resident naturalist guide. Three, four and seven-night packages offer activities that include river trips, walking rainforest trails and using a hide.

The lodge has its own speedboats with 40 hp engines, motorized and dugout canoes; the transfer from Tefé to the lodge is by covered speedboat. 

Key info

This accommodation is located in:

Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve

These 57,000 square kilometres of mainly flooded Amazon forest are a Ramsar site designated as a wetland of global importance, designed to protect Brazil’s tropical forests. The native Riberinho people assist with collecting data, in return for being taught how to hunt and fish sustainably.

  • Where: Amazonas
  • Ideal for viewing: harpy eagle, two-toed sloth, keel-billed toucan, bald uakari, pink river dolphin

The Amazon

The basin of the world’s largest river contains its oldest tropical forest and most diverse ecosystem, with at least 40,000 plant species, and a variety of wildlife. The lodges offer outings on foot and by canoe to explore the rainforest. Alternatively a riverboat voyage can take you deeper into the rainforest.

  • Where: Amazonas
  • Ideal for viewing: capybara, giant otter, red and blue macaw, tapir, yellow anaconda
  • Excellent for: Photography tours with Nick Garbutt, River safaris, Jaguar watching, Birdwatching