Sani Lodge

Ecuador

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  • Owned and managed by the Sani community
  • Climb the tower for magnificent views
  • Watch parrots and parrakeets at the clay lick
  • Visit a local family for an insight into Kichwa life
  • Enjoy a  drink and conversation in the bar

Sani Lodge is situated on Lake Challuacocha in the Amazon rainforest and is ideally positioned for exploring Yasuni National Park. It is owned and operated by members of the Sani community and is dedicated to environmental conservation and community projects, as well as making sure guests make the most of their time here.

The accommodation is in spacious thatch-roofed cabins with screened windows and ensuite bathrooms. There are 4 larger cabins ideal for families. The open-sided dining room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, guests being summoned by the sound of a bamboo horn! Breakfast includes delicious freshly baked bread and exotic fruits. The cuisine uses local ingredients to create international dishes based on vegetables, fish and meat. The bar is a sociable area where guests can chat over a snack or drink, play games or read books. The dining room, bar and lounge all overlook the lagoon offering views of wildlife and wonderful sunsets.

There is no shortage of activities at Sani Lodge. Take the 10 minute walk to the 30 metre birdwatching tree tower for fabulous views across the rainforest canopy. Visit the parrot clay lick where colourful parrots and parakeets gather to eat the clay which aids their digestion. There are several hiking trails waiting to be explored in the rainforest and guests can also enjoy canoeing, fishing, night caiman viewing and night hikes. This is an area known for its variety of bird species and specialist guides can ensure guests see as many as possible. It is also possible to visit a local family for an insight into Kichwa life and culture. The lodge is deeply involved with local community projects and helps with education, agriculture, transport and health.

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Client Rating for Ecuador 5/5 from 82 reviews

Fabulous location, great staff and appropriate accommodation for an eco lodge. The fact that the power goes off for large parts of the day and night underlines the eco nature of the lodge and wasn't a problem.

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Sani Lodge

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An ecolodge in the Amazon owned and run by the local Sani community, offering a broad range of jungle activities.

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