Located within the Mamirauá Sustainable Development Reserve at the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, Uakari Lodge is so much more than a traditional hotel. This floating lodge contains five bungalows and offers a one-of-a-kind perspective that few travelers are lucky enough to experience.
Life at Uakari Floating Lodge
The Mamirauá Sustainable Development Reserve is a unique ecosystem inhabited by many endemic species, including black-faced squirrel monkeys. During the rainy season of March through July, the region, which is the largest protected flooded forest in the world, is only navigable by boat. During this time, residents in the nearby villages must adapt their daily lives to accommodate the floodwater. Uakari Lodge Amazon stays are the ideal way to experience this lifestyle firsthand.
Here, you will always receive personalized service, thanks to the petite size of the lodge. The five floating bungalows hold two rooms each, for a total of 10 rooms and a maximum capacity of 24 guests. The lodge, which was built for sustainability with solar power, rainwater collection, and tiles made from recycled plastic, is also home to a restaurant, bar, and library. But, you’ll want to spend the bulk of your time on your private deck, which maximizes your views of the floodplains.
Excursions from Uakari Floating Lodge Brazil
While you make yourself at home at Uakari Floating Lodge, you will enjoy a range of activities designed to connect you to local communities and cultures. Plus, you will also participate in the conservation of the local biodiversity. During the rainy season, your excursions will be made through canoe tours. If you choose to visit during the dry season, boat-based activities will mingle with hikes and leisurely forest walks. You are sure to delight in dolphin watching, piranha fishing, sunset boat rides, and village visits. You may even have the chance to spot a jaguar.
Community connections at Uakari Lodge
Most travelers journey to the Amazon in search of a unique wildlife experience and to see the famous river and rainforest. While you will come away from a stay at Uakari Lodge fulfilled by closeness with nature, you will also leave with an unexpected connection to the people and villages of the rainforest. Uakari Lodge is dedicated to strengthening local communities.
The majority of employees at the lodge, including management, guides, cooks, and housekeepers, are residents of nearby riverside communities. These valued staff members work on a rotating basis, staying at the lodge for ten days per month before returning home. This system allows staff members to balance economic activity with a traditional lifestyle.
Whether you visit during the rainy season to see the flooded forest or opt to come during the dry months for an expanded range of activities, you are in for a one-of-a-kind experience. The dynamic environment is ideal for active travelers, wildlife lovers, and anyone looking for an experience that leaves the beaten path behind.
Suites & Cabins
Designed to be as sustainable as possible, everything is run on solar energy. Each suite has a balcony facing the river, overlooking the forest, with a total of 10 rooms. Triple occupancy can be included for a maximum capacity of 24 guests at the lodge.