Wasai Tambopata Lodge
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... 5pm and it was raining SO hard the 15 minute walk from the boat to the lodge was in such a heavy Amazon Jungle rain that it made it a real adventure. The services at TRC are even more limited but it is a really beautiful Lodge and it has been very peaceful and always interesting. Our wake up call for Wednesday was 4:30. We headed for the boats at 5 am ...
... made our way across the small lake to view some very large trees. Ants were ever present and needed to be careful not to let them up your trousers. They bite a bit and aren't as much fun as a ferret up your trousers apparently! The trees were very large indeed. The forest canopy is very high and dense but under this canopy the forest floor was surprisingly open. Not what I expected as most movies depict a lot of machete slashing discoverers fighting their way through ...
... guides can't guarantee to see specific wildlife.
After that long first day, we enjoyed our communal dinner, and then went to bed by 9pm, as this was when the power was turned off!
Day 2 started with with an early wake up at 5am, from here, we took the boat down the river to enter the actual Tambopata Reserve, and get more stamps in my passport! We walked for about an hour, through thick mud and deep puddles. Luckily we didn't have to ...
... fire cord over the trees to then hoist up climbing rope. We attached the main catapult head to a piece of metal before securing that to a thick piece of wood. Then we went to try it out. First we fired a GoPro camera into the air to test it and that went well, so then we took it down to the river. We collected some stones and then went to the top of the river cliff to see how far we could get them across ...
... of things such as anacondas. Luckily we haven't seen any today. In the lodge there is also a Macor who seems to have taken up residence. She is called Wallie and has a bit of temper, nobody touches her and if you go close to her she sometimes tries to charge at you and squarks. I also managed to get a tick today from the jungle, luckily they new how to get them out quickly, just add clear nail vanish and they come straight ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsWasai Tambopata Lodge Tambopata National Reserve
A great place - comfortable - quiet and relaxing. Staff and cooks were great and so was the food. And even though there was electricity for only about 4 hours each evening - the been was still cold - lol. Would definitely recommend it,
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