The Secure Lodge holds a maximum of (6) anglers per week and gives anglers’ access to fish the Upper Secure, Mid Secure, and several tributary streams such as the Maniquicito and Ashahana. One of the biggest draws to fishing this drainage is the sheer numbers of dorado in this system, and the Secure is noted to be the best river to pursue the famed pacu. Guests have the opportunity to travel out of bounds to fish the very upper reaches of the Secure River and overnight at the headwaters lodge. The Secure Lodge is very comfortable and features (4) African wall tent cabins each with a private bathroom, good water pressure, electricity, comfortable beds, a ceiling fan, and they are nicely appointed with dressers, nightstands and everything else you may need.
Location: Santa Cruz Region of Bolivia
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The Secure Lodge features comfortable safari-style wall tents that have been erected on raised wooden platforms. Wall tents accommodate two anglers with comfortable single beds (including all linens and bedding), generator-supplied electricity, and a private shower and bath. Even in these remote locations, guests will have full electric power via generators. The large dining and common area structure is spacious, well-lit and very comfortable. This is definitely “deluxe” camping with many of the same comforts and amenities found in the fixed base Tsimane’s Pluma Lodge.
Each night guests will enjoy delicious international cuisine, fresh meats and vegetables, and great Argentine wines. Breakfast is cooked to order each morning, and lunches are packed for each day on the water and served streamside each afternoon. All beer, wine and liquor is included in your lodge package. Overall, the food at the lodge is delicious, and the lodge staff will be happy to accommodate any special requests and dietary requirements.
Tsimane operates in a remote, fishing-focused destination. It is not the ideal location for non-anglers and is best-suited to those who are there to fish. That said, the wildlife, birds and butterflies are amazing, and sure to impress even the most hard-core angler.
Satellite Wi-Fi is available at the Secure Lodge. There is also a satellite phone on site for emergency use.
The Secure River offers crystal clear waters wedged between lush jungle mountains. This section of the river is accessed using handmade wooden dugout canoes (coambas) outfitted with push poles and small engines. It is typical to fish the upper and middle sections of the Secure River by wading downstream and using the dugout canoes to move from run to run. There is also the option to do an overnight camp at the intimate headwaters of the Upper Secure River, which allows you to pursue fish that don't get fished to as often.
In order to move around and fish the shallow area waters, Tsimane has designed fishing boats based on the simple and proven designs of the area canoes favored by the natives. Outfitted with small outboard engines, these wooden, canoe-style, 28’ boats are comfortable and extremely practical for fishing the local waters. Typically, two boatmen will pole the craft up and downriver, utilizing a small motor for running in deeper sections. There are two seats in the canoes for guests and plenty of room for gear and equipment. Although some fishing can be done from the boats in slower, deeper waters, most fishing is done while wading in the river or fishing from the banks and gravel bars. It is recommended that anglers bring all of their own equipment to the lodge, including back-up rods and fly lines, and felt-soled wading boots outfitted with carbide-tipped studs. Flies are available for sale in limited quantities.
Guests will fly into the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz (VVI) on an international flight. Upon arrival in Santa Cruz, guests will be met by a member of the Tsimane team at the airport and then transferred to a 5-Star hotel for their first night in country. There, guests will settle into their room and enjoy the amenities of the one of the best hotels in Bolivia. The Tsimane team member will further explain the details of the trip, and the following morning guests will take a charter flight to the Ormoromo Community landing strip – a flight of approximately 1.5 hours. Upon arrival at the lodge’s jungle airstrip, anglers will be met by the guides and transferred by boat to the Lodge.