Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge
Rating: 4 star
Location: Near Rio Negro
Address: Av. Eduardo Ribeiro, 520 | sala 304, Manaus 69010-901, Brazil
The hotel has 16 Standard Cottages, 4 Superior Bungalows and 2 Panoramic, Bungalows with a stunning surrounding view over the forest.
Anavilhanas Lodge is located 2h30 from Manaus, surrounded by Rio Negro, Igarapés do Pato and Igarapés do Monteiro. The hotel is in front of Arquipélago de Anavilhanas (Anavilhanas Archipelago), a national park with more than 400 pristine islands. The dark waters of the river, with pH between 4,3 and 5,2, inhibit the proliferation of insects.
The Anavilhanas National Park is a brazilian preservation unity located in the state of Amazonas and covering the territory of Iranduba, Manaus and Novo Airão.
Comprising about 400 islands, the park is situated in Rio Negro, next to Parque Nacional do Jaú. With a 350 018ha preserved area, it was first created as an ecological station. From october 2008 on, Parque Nacional de Anavilhanas was recategorized as a National Park. Today, the park is managed by Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade (ICMBio). Currently, in accordance with the tourist trade in the region, visitation must have an educational character.
The Amazon rainforest is the world’s largest equatorial forest. It spreads over 6,5 million Km2 and covers 40% of the Brazilian territory, extending over Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Suriname, Guyana and French Guiana.
With almost 4 million km2, The Amazon Basin is formed by large muddy waters, dark waters and clear waters rivers. Known for containing the greatest biodiversity in the world, the Amazon has permanently flooded lands (matas de igapó), seasonally flooded lands (matas de várzea) and non-flooded forests (matas de terra firme) that are not influenced by the rivers. There are also areas covered by the Brazilian Cerrado (savanna), as well as poor vegetation lands and grazing over patches of sand.
In the non-flooded forests, the trees are large and closely intertwined, which does not allow the infiltration of the sunlight, which makes the lands dark and humid. The leaves that fall, the microorganisms, the rains, everything works together in a complex process that ensure the continued integrity of the ecosystem.
Rio Amazonas, one of the longest rivers in the world, is born at the source of Rio Apurímac, in southern Peru. It flows to Delta do Amazonas, northern Brazil, and runs into the Atlantic Ocean. In its upper stretches, above the confluence of the Rio Negro, the Amazon is called Solimões. This is the only river with both a delta and a mouth estuary.
Rio Negro is the biggest affluent of the left bank of the mighty Amazonas. It is the world’s longest dark waters river. Rio Negro can be navigated for over 720km. The floods occur between june and july and the down tides happen until november, when it’s depth can reach the minimum of 1m.