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Uakari Floating Lodge

A unique floating lodge in the Mamirauá Sustainable Development Reserve near Tefé
Amazon HolidaysBrazil Holidays· 10 Rooms · £££

A floating Amazon Lodge, nestled in a remote region of the rainforest

Situated within the Mamirauá Sustainable Development Reserve, the Uakari Floating Lodge is approximately 30km north of Tefé and 500km west of Manaus

To reach the lodge, guests embark on a short flight from Manaus to Tefé, followed by a transfer to the town's dock, and finally, a picturesque 1½-hour speedboat journey along the Solimões River. These lightweight speedboats, locally known as "voadeiras," come equipped with roofs, effortlessly skimming across the water to transport guests to the remote Uakari Floating Lodge.

Lodge: Uakari, a floating lodge, is strategically designed to navigate the dynamic water levels of the Mamirauá Reserve, which can fluctuate up to 12 metres between January and June. Supported by giant balsawood logs, the lodge features five solar-powered bungalows connected by floating walkways. Each bungalow accommodates two comfortable suites, complete with private bathrooms, ceiling fans, and solar-heated showers.

The suites open onto expansive private verandas adorned with hammocks, providing an ideal space to unwind and soak in the picturesque river views between excursions. The central complex encompasses an observation deck, a bar area, and a restaurant serving regional buffet meals three times a day. Due to the unique floating nature of Uakari, space is a precious commodity, fostering a communal atmosphere where guests, naturalist guides, and researchers share meals at the restaurant's long central table.

Experience: The uniqueness of the lodge extends to Uakari's guest experience, where visitors interact with researchers, engage in inspiring safari style excursions, and participate in both wildlife observation and cultural experiences with local communities.

The Mamirauá Reserve, home to 360+ bird species, various primates, and elusive jaguars, offers specialised photography, birdwatching, and jaguar packages. History enthusiasts can explore the "In the Footsteps of Henry Bates" package, tracing the journey of the English naturalist explorer who spent over a decade in the region studying butterflies, beetles, and insects.

Sustainability: Uakari is not just a lodge; it's an integral part of a conservation initiative, aligned with the Mamirauá Institute for Sustainable Development, dedicated to preserving the Amazon. With over 300 staff members, 12 research groups, 8 field bases, and 9 research laboratories, the institute plays a pivotal role in uniting local communities, research, and tourism for conservation and sustainable livelihoods.

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January is a fantastic month to visit Brazil as it marks the peak of the summer season. The weather is hot and sunny, perfect for enjoying the stunning beaches and vibrant coastal cities like Rio de Janeiro and Salvador. It is also a great time to experience the famous Carnival, with its colourful parades, lively music, and exuberant street parties.



February is still a popular month to visit Brazil due to the continuation of the summer season. The weather remains warm, and you can indulge in various outdoor activities such as hiking, surfing, and exploring the Amazon rainforest. Additionally, February offers the opportunity to witness smaller-scale Carnival celebrations in different regions of the country, showcasing unique local traditions and customs.



March signals the end of summer in Brazil, but the pleasant weather lingers, making it an ideal time to explore the country. The temperatures start to cool down slightly, making it more comfortable for outdoor adventures. March also brings festivals like Lollapalooza Brazil, attracting music enthusiasts from around the world. It's a great month to visit popular destinations like São Paulo, Brasília, and the stunning Iguazu Falls.



April in Brazil offers a delightful transition between summer and autumn. The weather remains pleasant, with mild temperatures and lower humidity, making it an excellent time for outdoor exploration. It's an ideal month to visit the Pantanal wetlands, where you can observe diverse wildlife, including jaguars and caimans. April also marks the beginning of the surfing season in northeastern Brazil, with destinations like Florianopolis and Itacaré attracting surfers from around the globe.



In May, Brazil experiences autumn, bringing cooler weather and a decrease in tourist numbers. This creates an ideal opportunity to discover vibrant cities like São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro without overwhelming crowds. It is also a fantastic month for ecotourism, with options such as exploring the breathtaking Chapada Diamantina National Park or embarking on a river cruise along the Amazon. These adventures allow visitors to immerse themselves in the lush landscapes and experience the country's incredible biodiversity. May in Brazil offers a perfect blend of milder temperatures, serene environments, and remarkable natural wonders.



June in Brazil is a month filled with festivities and cultural celebrations. The most prominent event is the Festa Junina, a traditional festival that honours Saint John. During this time, you can immerse yourself in lively street parties, traditional dances, and delicious local delicacies. June is also an excellent month for nature enthusiasts to visit the Pantanal, as the dry season begins, making wildlife sightings more abundant.



In July, Brazil reaches the peak of winter, providing a pleasant climate across the country. This makes it an ideal month for exploring the historic towns of Minas Gerais, known for their charming colonial architecture and vibrant cultural heritage. Additionally, July is a fantastic time to visit the stunning beaches of Northeast Brazil, including popular destinations like Jericoacoara and Fernando de Noronha. Here, you can bask in warm waters, soak up the sun, and be captivated by the breathtaking landscapes that these coastal paradises have to offer.



August is an ideal month to explore popular tourist spots in Brazil, as the weather is mild and the crowds are smaller. Cities like Salvador and Recife are known for their lively music scenes and vibrant Afro-Brazilian culture, offering numerous chances to indulge in local rhythms. Additionally, this month provides a fantastic opportunity to discover the breathtaking wonders of the Amazon rainforest. The comfortable weather during August allows for enjoyable trekking and wildlife observation, creating an unforgettable experience in the heart of nature.



September welcomes the arrival of spring, transforming the country with blooming flowers and rejuvenated landscapes. As the weather becomes warmer, it's the perfect time to visit the stunning beaches of Rio de Janeiro and Florianopolis, where you can soak up the sun, surf the waves, and embrace the vibrant coastal culture



October in Brazil brings pleasant temperatures and a decrease in tourist crowds, making it an ideal month for outdoor activities. One must-visit destination during this time is the iconic Iguazu Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The water levels are typically high, allowing visitors to witness the falls in their full splendour, with the thundering cascades creating a breathtaking spectacle.



As November arrives in Brazil, it brings the beginning of summer, with rising temperatures and ample sunshine. This makes it an excellent time to visit the renowned beaches of Brazil. Whether you're looking to indulge in exciting water sports, sunbathe on golden sands, or simply unwind amidst the coastal beauty, these beach destinations offer an idyllic retreat.



Moreover, December presents excellent opportunities for diving and snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters of Fernando de Noronha, an archipelago renowned for its stunning marine life and pristine beaches. Alternatively, nature lovers can explore the landscapes of the Pantanal, a vast wetland ecosystem teeming with diverse wildlife, before the onset of the rainy season.


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