Ecuador’s Waorani people (also called Waodani or Huaorani) have broken ground this month on a new ecolodge in the Amazon. The lodge and cultural exchange center will be managed by and designed to benefit the people. The facility will be called Minkaye Lodge and is located in the Waorani Indigenous Territory in Ecuador’s Amazonian region. A Waorani-formed travel company called Nomka Travel will manage the property. Here are some photos of the new construction.
Location of the new Minkaye Ecolodge in the Amazon
Construction Photos of Waorani Community Members Building Lodge
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