Tambo Blanquillo - Stay in a family owned Manu Lodge and discover The Wonders of the Peruvian Jungle
Av. Nicolás de Piérola 265
Barranco, Lima 04 – Perú
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When you think about the Mega-fauna that inhabits the Amazonian Basin, species like the Jaguar, Red-brocket deer, Capybaras and Tapirs come to mind. But, did you know that there are dogs in the forest? Illustration of the elusive Short-eared Dog   The Short-eared Dog (Atelocynus microtis), one of the rarest and most secretive species of …

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It is well known that Manu National Park is among the most biodiverse places –if not the most biodiverse one- on earth.  In 1987, due to its mind-blowing diversity, it was named as a “UNESCO World Heritage Centre”. A privilege that only a handful of places have. But how can a National Park host so …

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Horned screamers have to be the most bizarre bird I have ever seen. I like to think of them as a cross between a giant goose, a unicorn and a vulture. The giant goose analogy is fairly self explanatory- perhaps the latter 2 are a little more ambiguous. The unicorn resemblance comes from the quill …

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When the sun sets over the lodge and lakes at Tambo Blanquillo, it’s easy to think that your wildlife experience is over. As darkness falls, it’s time to have dinner and go to bed. But if you did that, you’d be missing out! At night, an equally bizarre set of wildlife becomes active. A purus …

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Without a doubt, Tambo Blanquillo’s most impressive spectacle is the macaw claylick. A claylick is essentially a bright orange cliff produced by the erosion of a river. Due to the direction of prevailing winds and past geological conditions, the animals in many parts of Peru are salt stressed. The clay contains a rare and valuable …

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‘Camungo’ is the local name for the horned screamer: a bizarre looking bird that’s best described as a cross between a unicorn, a vulture and a giant goose! As the lake was named after this bird, I expected to find it in abundance. Ironically, this wasn’t the case and during my 3 weeks at Tambo …

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Amazonian tropical forest lakes are some of the most productive ecosystems on the planet. This means there are tons and tons of plants at the bottom of the food chain photosynthesizing: producing food from light. This immense productivity drives the food chain all the way to the top, giving a large diversity and abundance of …

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Manu is famed as being the most biodiverse place on the planet; this means it has more species per unit area than anywhere else. Trees are a great example of the incredible diversity Manu holds. An average European forest holds around 12 tree species per hectare, Manu holds over 120 per hectare. The biggest tree …

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Of all the fruits that owns Peru’s Amazon, “La Cocona” is the most abundant in the Manu National Park and has the greatest diversity of uses referring to ways in which we can consume. Its scientific name is “Solanum sessiliforum” belongs to the family of “Solanaceae” to which the “Pope” also belongs, this fruit is …

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In the Peruvian rainforest, specifically in the Manu region, “Suri” is the name ascribed to all edible worms consumed by natives, but today, when you mention the name “Suri” Peruvians know that it refers to a particular worm which has yellowish-white, is very fatty, on the head has two pincers which serve to cut the …

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