We arrived here in September 2017 and the flight to this remote location was a great experience. The lodge was in a fantastic setting and the view overlooking the Karawari River and the surrounding jungle was awe inspiring. The common area was a nice place to gather and have a cold beer prior to having a very mediocre meal. It's unfortunate that they do not add any local flavor to their meals.
As the power gets shut off at 10 PM, the only way to keep cool was to leave the windows open, and then the worst happened. The neighboring tribal village decided to have an all night rave with music blasting (found out it was from a car stereo) until sunrise. It made for a very long day the next day. The lodge manager said he would let the village know of the displeasure of the guests, but he was too lazy or afraid to do that so the music started up again at 8 PM. Fortunately, one of the guides went over to the village to ask for quiet, and they finally stopped. The power was left on that evening to allow the fans to stay on and keep the rooms cooler.
Beautiful scenery, not well run and mediocre food.More