A visit to the Manu Wildlife Center, on the east side of the Manu River, is a guaranteed adventure. The 22 bungalows sleep 44, with a clean wilderness appeal that guests love. There is no electricity at the lodge; instead, one may use candles and kerosene lamps. The friendly and knowledgeable staff is very consistent with maintenance. Meals are delicious, with 3 course dishes served by candle light in the evening. Enjoy the trails and guided trips, where you will interact with a multitude of animals and birds. Make use of the platform above the canopy, where one may see more wildlife activity. High quality facilities and service make this a very special and memorable visit.
Manu Wildlife Center (MWC) is located in the remote and wild Manu Wilderness of Southeastern Peru.The Lodge is incredibly remote and wild. Wildlife enthusiasts, birders, and nature photographers find Manu worth the extra effort and travelling time. The Manu Wildlife Center is a 44 bed lodge located on the Madre de Dios river only 90 minutes by motorized dugout canoe from the Boca Manu airstrip at the confluence of the Manu and Alto Madre de Dios rivers. All materials used have been sustainably harvested or brought in from distant areas. On an average every three or four years the river actually enters the lodge towards the end of the wet season (around March) therefore all the bungalows are raised and connected to each other and the rest of the lodge facilities by gravel walkways.
Manu Wildlife Center consists of 22 double bungalows built in the style of, and using. the same materials as the local Machiguenga indigenous communities. Local wood, bamboo and palm fronds for roofing are used. All materials used have been sustainably harvested or brought in from distant areas. Each room has good quality foam mattresses and all beds have cotton sheets and quilts (best for hot tropical conditions). Although all the rooms are screened with imported insect netting, beds are furnished with individual mosquito nets.
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The large dining and bar/lounge areas are separate from the other facilities but close to all bungalows and the nearby kitchen area. Food is good and wholesome not gourmet, and they use a variety of fresh vegetables, fruits, grains and meats in our menu. Their cooks are used to providing for vegetarian diets. There is a separate spacious bar and lounge area which is located a short distance from the dining area. A variety of cold non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages are always available here.
Explore the 30 miles (48 km) of scientifically-designed forest trails surrounding the Center to search for the 10 species of resident monkeys, namely the acrobatic Black Spider Monkey, inquisitive Brown and White-fronted Capuchins, Bolivian Squirrel Monkey, Saddleback Tamarin, Dusky Titi, Night Monkey, Red Howler, Monk Saki, and the spectacular, mustachioed Emperor Tamarin. Birders delight at the large game birds such as Razor-billed Curassows and Pale-winged Trumpeters, which often pass within 200 yards (180 m) of the lodge.
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