Is located at the rights side on the road to Pilcopata, from Cusco 190 km driving by bus, 600 mts. above sea level, and the lodge is made of woody material from the area, consisting on great designed bungalows with a total of 8 double rooms giving a maximum capacity of 16 people. Paths lead from Bungalows to showers and flush toilets, and to a spacious and comfortable dining area and a hummingbird garden at the surrounded. There is possible to accommodate triple beds too. All beds has Mosquito net, at same time all bungalows is covered on building with mosquito nets too.
Located at the left side of Madre de Dios River, which is part of the Amazonian lowland basin at 300mts. above sea level, this lodge is adjacent to national park Manu. The lodge is made woody material with finest furniture. We have a 8 double rooms, giving a maximum capacity of 16 people, we can accommodate in triple beds too, book in advance for this service.
Bonanza Lodge is an ideal lowland rainforest destination for all types of jungles enthusiasts visitor. For birders, it offers an exceptionally high species density. For first time visitor, it offers a comprehensive trail system and great wildlife watching opportunities.
The 750 hectares of land around the lodge offer the enthusiastic explorer miles of gridded trails to walk, traversing a variety of different habitats and also providing access to our private Mammals Clay Lick, where you can see tapir and plenty of wildlife.
OUR NEW OBSERVATION TOWERS
New alternative to closed reserve zone observation tower
Amazon Wildlife Peru offers you the unique chance to watch wildlife from their two brand new observation towers located in the Bonanza Ecological Reserve. For security reasons access to the observation tower at the popular Cocha Otorongo area in the reserve zone of Manu National Park is currently closed. The towers at Bonanza are a great alternative for safe observation of wildlife!
We, Amazon Wildlife Peru together with Bonanza Tours, have recently completed the construction of two observation towers at our own and save land: in the Bonanza Ecological Reserve. One of the metal towers is located only a few minutes walk away from the Bonanza Lodge, where all our tours to the Manu National Park stay at least for one night. This birdwatching tower with a height of 20 meters stands in the midst of the Gadua Bamboo forest and offers our guests the stunning opportunity to observe the rainforest's bird life including toucans, macaws, colorful barbets, oropendolas and many many more species.
The other tower is 15m high and located on a rivers edge, a 40min walk away from the lodge. From the top of the platform you can observe many animals crossing the river, such as pecaries, anteaters, agoutis and if you are lucky you can even see jaguars and pumas (higher chances during the dry season).
In 1996, a project was initiated by the native communities of Yomibato and Tayakome, in conjunction with a non-government organization from Germany, to establish a rustic lodge based on Matsiguenka construction techniques and lifestyles in the Cocha Salvador area, deep in Manu. Accommodations are simple rooms with beds and mosquito nets, rustic furniture and communal dining areas. More than adequate toilet and shower facilities are on hand. The object of this project is to give the visitor the opportunity to learn about and understand not only the natural wonders of Manu but also the cultural history and traditions of its inhabitants.
In 1999 the lodge, Casa Matsiguenka, received its first guests but there is still much to be done before the full potential is realized and the aims and dreams of these quiet, gentle people to become included in, and benefit from, the attraction that Manu offers, are achieved. This, after all, is their home. For this reason, Amazon Wildlife Peru, in agreement with the Matsiguenka communities, will use the Casa Matsiguenka Lodge. This agreement means the visitor will benefit in experiencing an aspect of the magic of Manu they otherwise would not have been exposed to. At the same time they will be assisting in an essential aspect in the long term preservation of Manu and helping native Amerindian communities, enter the ever shrinking world without losing their cultural values. Amazon Wildlife Peru`s guides will have the help of local Matsiguenkas on future trips so that we can learn from these indigenous peoples and benefit from their encyclopedic knowledge of medicinal plants and other wonders. In return, the Matsiguenkas will get to learn something about us, our culture and learn the language skills necessary if they are to take visitors into their forest in the future.