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Sani Lodge

Sani Lodge is an eco-lodge which focuses on environmental conservation and community development. Established and operated by the indigenous people of Sani Isla (meaning “Violet Island”), Sani Lodge is a magical place where you will take a part in a journey that is both unique and authentic, in the Amazon Rainforest. All the profits are reinvested and by visiting Sani, you are directly participating in the conservation of both the rainforest and its people.

The Lodge lies to the south of the Cuyabeño Reserve and is north of the Yasuni National Park, (within which the community protects over 50,000 acres of land). It is within the primary rainforest corridor of these two sites that Sani Lodge is located. With a total land holding of over 100,000 acres both north and south of the River Napo, the Sani Isla community live in and protect one of the largest privately-held areas of rainforest in Ecuador.

Sani Lodge is located deep within the Ecuadorian Amazon, amidst vast areas of primary rainforest bursting with tropical plants and trees, 13 species of primates, an impressive number of mammals and an amazing variety of birds from spectacular Scarlet Macaws to magnificent hunters, like the Black Hawk Eagle. The extensive network of natural streams and lagoons are home to the famous Piranha and mysterious Black Caiman. Sani is a haven for vulnerable and endangered species, including the Giant Armadillo, Giant Anteater and Woolly Monkey. The rare Amazonian Manatee is occasionally spotted, as are the elusive Paradise Jacamar and the magnificent Harpy Eagle. Sani Lodge is also a perfect base from which to visit the nearby parrot claylicks and see the enchanting Pink River Dolphin.