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Manu Wildlife Centre

Strategically located in an area of forest with a high diversity of micro-habitats.

  • Watch macaws and parrots from the floating hide
  • Relax over a drink in the lounge-bar
  • Panoramic views from the canopy towers
  • Guided wildlife walks
  • Near the world's largest tapir lick

Manu Wildlife Centre is on the Madre de Dios river. It is owned by Expediciones Manu, and the Peru Verde Conservation Group, a non-profit, non-government organization involved in rainforest conservation projects.

Manu Wildlife Centre consists of 22 double bungalows built in the style of, and using the same materials as, the local Machiguenga indigenous communities. Each bungalow has good quality foam mattresses, cotton sheets and quilts, mosquito nets, screened windows and private bathrooms with hot water. The bungalows are arranged around an Amazonian garden with plants and shrubs that attract birds, butterflies and mammals. 

Food is good and wholesome and uses a variety of fresh vegetables, fruits, grains and meats. There is a separate bar and lounge area where you can relax over a drink and chat with fellow guests. The centre does not have any electricity, but a generator is available to recharge camera and camcorder batteries.

The Blanquillo macaw and parrot clay lick is only 25 minutes away by river, and from a floating blind you can see up to 200 red and green Macaws and many hundreds of their smaller relatives. There are 2 ox-bow lakes in the area with floating platforms from which you can observe lakeside fauna, including giant otters. There are 2 canopy platforms with great views of the forest. About an hours walk through the forest is a large mammal lick where tapirs regularly come for minerals. There is a large blind here, outfitted with mattresses and mosquito nets so if you want you can spend the night here observing nocturnal creatures. 

Manu Wildlife Centre can be visited on its own or as part of a longer trip to Cock of the Rock Lodge in the Manu Cloud Forest, and Manu National Park.

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Client Rating for Peru 5/5 from 58 reviews

Fabulous lodge and location with easy access to so much wildlife and birds. Macaw clay lick was spectacular, saw monkeys (spices), caiman,sloth,bats,snake,squirrel,capibara,agouti,but no otters ,tapirs, cats.

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Manu Wildlife Centre

Manu Wildlife Centre cabins

Strategically located in an area of forest with a high diversity of micro-habitats.

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