The Napo Wildlife Center is one of Ecuador’s first nature lodges. Built and designed by the Añangu community and with only 16 cabins this places is a perfect combination of luxury, exclusivity and nature.
Today, the Napo Wildlife Center is a model for indigenous-owned tourism and conservation of nature and it has been internationally recognized as one of the best ecolodges of the Amazon.
We preserve wildlife of the area.
We use Eco-friendly lighting.
We use of alternative Energy resources.
We have reduced of oil and gas emissions.
We use renewable natural furnishings.
We recycle plastic, paper, etc.
We compost waste food.
We use of bio degradable cleaning products.
We instruct our staff in green practices
Alternative Energy Resources
Electricity in the Napo Wildlife Center Ecolodge is provided by hybrid solar panels and high efficiency generators which makes it possible to have 24/7 electricity and still reduce the environmental impacts.
Additionally, there are plenty of 110-volt outlets in the cabins and the dining room and bar so visitors can use them consciously.
Waste in the lodge is separated into organic and nonorganic to facilitate treatment and prevent pollution. Each family of the Añangu community has a composting toilet and separates its own trash. Once a week the trash is picked and taken to a recycling center.
When starting your trip people of the center will ask you to place nonorganic waste you generate during your visit in places established for this purpose. The idea is not to pollute and that you help the community to return waste to its source.
The Napo Wildlife Center Ecolodge has a water purification system. This water is used for showers and toilets in the cabins however it is important not to drink this water coming out of the taps.
If you want to drink water you can find it in a dispenser in the restaurant of the lodge.
Be part of the experience…
The Napo Wildlife Center ecotourism project started in 1998 when a small group of the local community started building a few bungalows and then in 2003 the lodge welcomed the first tourists. Now, more than 10 years after, the NWC is a successful project and business that has provided employment for their own people. Also, funds and incomes they earn are reinvested in the community.