The Uakari Lodge is situated off a tributary of the River Solimoes, one hour by speedboat from the town of Tefe. Tefe is a little city, 1 hour by commercial airline southwest from Manaus. Mamiraua is very special because of the following reasons: It is the largest protected area of flooded forest in the Amazon offering unique scenery and experiences. Mamiraua has an abundant variety of wildlife, including the endemic charismatic species – the white Uakari monkey; Is it the first sustainable development reserve where the communities actively participate in its management;It is a public conservation unit in Brazil managed by an NGO, through an agreement with the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Institute for Environmental Protection of Amazonas, and international agencies such as the Department for International Development and the Wildlife Conservation Society, among others; It is a large international research project, which assures that there is up-to-date information on the ecosystem and its species.
The 5 floating cabins of the Uakari Lodge are strategically located so that it is an ideal place to observe wildlife without leaving the premises. This lodge offers a series of activities including canoe and boat excursions with local guides in river channels and lakes, and walking trails in the rainforest.
During your stay you will see the flooded forest, an abundance of birds, monkeys, black caiman, and other wildlife. It also offers trips to a local river village in order to interact and get to know the Amazonian population and way of life. We recommend you do not miss the tour to Lake Mamiraua where you will see the pink dolphins jumping, silver fish literally jumping into your boat, and the hundreds of caimans, up to 5 ft long. Articles about Uakari Lodge have recently been published in both the New York Times and National Geographic.
The Uakari is a Sustainable Tourism Ecolodge, which provides educational and economical support to several small communities in the surrounding area. Most employees are Caboclos or local natives who are learning a specific trade. Services offered at the Uakari Jungle Lodge are designed to allow the Caboclos to improve their lives while offering visitors a more natural environment. Therefore, some services offered may not be at international hotel standards.