Uakari Floating Lodge – Mamirauá Reserve

The Uakari floating Lodge is one of the projects of Community Based pioneers in Brazil. The main focus is working to empower communities in the management of the activity and create incentives for these communities promote the conservation of natural resources of the area.

The Uakari Floating Lodge is inserted inside a pioneering conservation project in Brazil (the Mamirauá Reserve). Its main objectives are to generate income for local communities, strengthen community organization and training and create incentives for these communities promote the conservation of natural resources of the area.

The Uakari Lodge generate income locally by purchasing local goods and services and through its profits are divided between the Community monitoring system and local communities – who invest their share of the profits in projects to improve the quality of life in communities. In addition, the Inn supports local research projects that provide scientific support for the conservation of the natural area.

You can easily access us by fligh, from many capitals in Brazil, directly to Tefé city with Azul air lines. Or you can fly with many airlines companies untill Tefé, and form ther take a flight or boat to Tefé, the gateway to Mamirauá Reserve.

Uacari is managed by shared management among Mamirauá Institute and the communities from Mamirauá Reserve. The enterprise’s aim is to generate income for the local people and to contribute to natural resources’ preservation

Most part of the employees come from riverine communities, the management, local guides, maids, cooks, auxiliaries and janitors. The Lodge’s team works in rotation system. Mamirauá’s Auxiliaries and Ecotourism Guides Association (AAGEMAM) was created by local people to organize tourism management and to strengthen community organization.

We are willing to offer a 10% discount to Tourism Concern Members.

The Uakari Lodge helps reduce poverty by contributing to the economic stability of those who live at Mamirauá Reserve, taking into account the fundamental access to quality of life and basic living infrastructure and making sustainable use of its natural resources. Mamirauá Institute invested in participatory management, based on research results.

Among the management programs, Uakari Lodge is one of the most successful ones. Other economic alternatives promoted by MISD are: Fishery Management, Logging Management, Agro-ecological Management, Quality of Life Program, besides support to local organisation via the Community-Management Program.

The local users manage the system, setting norms of use, access restrictions and actions of protection. The management is implemented with technical assistance from Mamirauá Institute, based on research results. 

The enterprise’s aim is to generate income for the local people and to contribute to natural resources’ preservation. Ten communities from the reserve act managing the Lodge, the employees, the contractors and the salespeople.

Uacari Lodge’s operation is a performance line of Mamirauá Institute’s community-based tourism program. Most part of the employees come from riverine communities, the management, local guides, maids, cooks, auxiliaries and janitors. The Lodge’s team works in rotation system. Each person works about 10 days a month and come back home. The objective is not to make the people depend on the touristic activity, but they can keep doing other activities. Mamirauá’s Auxiliaries and Ecotourism Guides Association (AAGEMAM) was created by local people to organize tourism management and to strengthen community organisation. 

The facilities are sustainable. The energy comes form the sun. The rain is collected and kept. The effluents are treated before coming back to the river. The tiles are ecological, made of recycled PET from plastic bottles. Uacari Lodge’s menu matches Brazilian and regional food.

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Kai Ulrik

Hi - I joined tourism concern as a volunteer in early 2014 and have been assisting with research and membership. I have a background in environmental management and business administration; with a Master's degree in Environmental management and policy. I am an avid traveller with key interests in community based tourism & highlighting the impacts of All-inclusive holidays.

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