We had to travel on a motorised canoe boat to reach this wonderful lodge deep in the rainforest. Our group of 7 plus guide walked through thick jungle (marvelling at leaf cutter ants) for about 20-25 minutes before reaching the lodge, by which time we were all feeling very thirsty from the heat.
The staff were waiting for us with jugs of refreshing juice on the colonial style veranda. We sat on lovely bamboo couches and spread before us was a magical garden full of beautiful trees.
As soon as we began to recover from our walk birds of all shapes and colour started to feed on fruit that had been arranged on logs and branches. We all gasped in amazement at all the feeding activity and wide variety of birds.
The rooms all lead off the veranda and are basic but ok,mosquito netting at the windows and no mosquito net over the bed. There is a light bulb in the room.The toilet and shower facilities are in a separate block a short walk away. The shower had very hot water.
There are hummingbird feeders everywhere and lots of different species of hummingbird to observe.
It was an experience in itself going to answer the call of nature during the night! I will never forget the incredible blackness of the night sky, no light pollution whatsoever, just me and the rainforest.
There was an enormous storm overnight and unfortunately the torrential rain didn't stop.
Dinner was lovely, perfectly cooked with 3 courses and jugs of fresh juice. There is one long wooden table so that everyone can chat about the days events.
Breakfast was basic but delicious, excellent fresh fruit salad, scrambled eggs, toast,jam, instant coffee.
It was a real shame to be moving on in such a hurry after breakfast to our next lodge. I would have loved to stay longer. We had to leave wearing wellies and waterproof capes with jumpers and coats underneath and trudge through mud to get to the canoe which was taking us to our next stop about 8 hours up the river!