There are 0 properties currently listed in Francisco de Orellana. At this time there are 1 "Green" lodging properties listed of which this is the only lodging property that has completed the iStayGreen Audit. Napo Wildlife Center has been awarded a 5 Green Eco-Leaf Rating.
To qualify for the Green Eco-Leaf Rating Napo Wildlife Center completed an audit of their property's compliance with over 70 unique eco-initiatives. Environmentally friendly measures that are reviewed include energy efficiency, water conservation, recycling, enviromentally safe cleaning, reduction of waste, ongoing maintenance, purchasing habits, plus many other factors. In it's efforts to create a more sustainable travel future and reduce their impact on our environment, Napo Wildlife Center employs 50 eco-initiatives.
For detailed information regarding environmental measures currently employed by Napo Wildlife Center please contact the property directly or email iStayGreen.org.
NAPO WILDLIFE CENTER, AMAZON LODGE
FACTS - The leading luxury Eco-Lodge. Located by the Añangu Lake, South bank of the Napo River, Northeast Amazonian Ecuador. Only lodge within Yasunì National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the largest tract of intact rain forest in Ecuador. Started operations in early 2003. - Best accommodations and privacy of all lodges in Ecuador and one of the very top best in the entire Amazon. Luxury lodge with10 large individual cabañas. Each with private lake and forest views. - 24 hours electricity by a hybrid power system, solar panels - batteries and last generation noiseless diesel engines. - Unrivalled nature attractions and biodiversity, 2 unique easy access parrot & macaw clay licks, 565 bird species, 11 species of monkeys, Giant Otter family and other large mammals such as Brazilian tapir, White-lipped peccary, all species of cayman including, Black cayman, Anaconda and many others. - Two solid self standing canopy towers. Carefully engineered to provide maximum safety and enjoyment of wildlife at emergent trees. - Best option for Ecuador land tour extensions, or additional program.
SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS - Owned 100% by Añangu Kichwa community working for the protection of this area. - Protects Añangu community ancestral land, 82 sq miles (55,000 acres = 22,000 hectares), all within the Yasuni National Park. - The largest private reserve in Amazonian Ecuador operated exclusively by Napo Wildlife Center - Generates income directly to the park administration. Other than local community jobs, profit gets distributed with local partners. - Highly experienced, certified and specialized Ecuadorian bilingual Naturalist Guides who co-lead groups along with Añangu native guides during all excursions. - Only lodge in Ecuador with sewage treatment plant obtaining rainwater quality effluent - Best hybrid power system supplying electricity 24 hours through solar panels, combined with ultimate generation noiseless diesel engines at low fuel consumption, hooked with professional high power store batteries.
REVIEWS - Aug 1, 2004 New York Times travel section - Aug 6, 2004 Herald Tribune - British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC 2004 visit, home to Planet Earth program footage. - British Birdwatching Fair, BBWF, 2004 “ One of the top 10 birding sites of the world, Victor Emanuel “ - Paul Coopmans, International Bird Guide and Tour Leader for Bird Quest UK: “The most luxurious lodge I've ever been to in the Amazon basin, plentiful and superb food, wonderful rooms and great service “ - John V. Moore, Author of Bird Vocalizations from Eastern Ecuador, CDs and tapes: “it is the BEST there is!! even outside Ecuador! - Forthcoming book: Exotic Retreats by Roto Vision, UK - ECUADOR, Pete Oxford & René Bish, ISBN: 9978-43-593-X, “ favorite place along the way” - January 2005: Napo Wildlife Center gets high praise: Victor Emanuel, founder of Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT), visited the Napo Wildlife Center for New Years and wrote the following to his VENTFLASH: " I had heard great things about it from Paul Greenfield and David Wolf, but this was my first opportunity to see it. I was enormously impressed. The Napo Wildlife Center is, by far, the best lodge in Ecuador, both in terms of the quality of the birding and wildlife experiences and the quality of the accommodations, food, and service. Anyone who goes to one of the other lodges on the Napo will have an inferior experience compared to the one we had." - November 2006: Winner “Best in a Protected Area” Napo Wildlife Center. World Travel Market UK.