This small jungle lodge, located on the banks of Juma Lake (100 kilometres south of Manaus), is extremely well integrated into its jungle environment. Constructed on stilts to cope with the annual flooding, the carefully planned property was built from five different types of wood, all of which are endemic to the immediate vicinity. The roof is made of palm leaves, which gives the lodge the appearance of an Indian village. Its 11 rooms are all equipped with fan and private bathroom, and carefully screened with mosquito netting.
This really was the holiday of a lifetime and thanks to expedition leader Hannah and her fantastic team was it was a magical experience. The scenery and wildlife were breathtaking and the history of polar exportation, and my hero Sir Ernest Shackleton in particular was vividly, brought to life. To be able to follow his journey and pay my respects to him at his graveside in South Georgia was very emotional and something I will never forget.
Lorraine traveled on Hebridean Sky. Find out more here.