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Waku Lodge

Canaima, Venezuela

A palm-thatched rustic retreat with a stunning setting on the shores of the magical Canaima Lagoon, Waku Lodge is the most comfortable base from which to explore Canaima National Park and the spectacular Angel Falls.

At a Glance

  • Fantastic location overlooking Canaima lagoon

  • The most comfortable lodge in Canaima

  • A great base for visiting the Angel Falls, which can be reached on a one day excursion or an overflight

  • Lovely peaceful setting in a pristine area surrounded by natural beauty

  • Very friendly, personalized service

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Insider's View

Following the steps of Jimmy Angel and discover the Lost World by reaching the Angel Falls base on a full day excursion combining driving, hiking and canoeing.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Waku Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Mainland


The location of Waku Lodge is simply breathtaking, on the shores of Canaima lagoon overlooking the impressive El Hacha, Ucaima and Golondrina falls.

Waku Lodge is undoubtedly the most comfortable of all the lodges in Canaima. There are 15 simple yet comfortable guest rooms with private bathrooms with shower and hot water, ceiling fans and a tiled patio area with chairs and a large hammock, perfect for chilling out.

The lodge is set amidst extensive tropical gardens overlooking pink sand beaches and the rose-colored Canaima Lagoon, just below the point where the river turns into a line of magnificent falls. In the distance one can also see spot the ancient 'tepuys', the spectacular table top mountains that inspired Arthur Conan Doyle to write 'The Lost World'.

Optional excursions can be taken from Waku Lodge to the world famous Angel Falls, El Sapo Falls and nearby Indian villages. As there are no roads to the Angel Falls they can be reached either by a combination of road and boat on a one or two day excursion or on a short overflight in a light aircraft.


Waku Lodge has 15 simple rooms, all with ceiling fan, air-conditioning and private bathroom with shower and hot water. The rooms have views either over the gardens or to the lagoon and all have a private porch with seating and hammocks.


Children over the age of 7 years are welcome at Waku Lodge although there are no formal children's facilities available there. Triple and double rooms are available and are a good option for families.


Waku Lodge has an open sided restaurant with thatched roof, serving buffet style meals which are included in the stay. There is also a lounge, bar and extensive gardens with plenty of seating for relaxing and enjoying the great views.


All guests at Waku Lodge are offered a short complimentary boat ride on Canaima Lagoon. Optional excursions include trips to Sapo Falls and to Angel Falls, the latter either on a short overflight in a light aircraft (weather permitting) or on a one or two day road and boat excursion with some hiking (during the wet season from June to November).

Location & Directions

Canaima, Venezuela

Waku Lodge is located in Canaima, right on the banks of the Canaima Lagoon with a spectacular view of the El Hacha, Golondrina and Ucaima waterfalls in south eastern Venezuela.

When to go

From January to March, the park's north-west region experiences a dry season. During this time, the waterfalls may be reduced to a mere trickle. Also, the Auyantepui Mountain tends to remain obscured by fog and cloud in these months. Apart from this period, the Canaima climate for rest of the year is ideal for tourists. From June to September there's plenty of rain and the falls are at their spectacular best.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Waku Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Mainland

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