Kendjam is located in one of the most hidden areas of Brazilian Amazon – the Mekragnoti Indigenous Territory. This is a clear water fishery known for its spectacular sight fishing opportunities for an impressive variety of species including peacock bass, payara, pacú, and wolfish. Most fishing is pursued on foot and the various fishing beats are accessed with the use of locally built boats that move anglers from one spot to another. The wading is very comfortable and safe on the granite base. The granite base is what makes the water so clear even after a heavy rain. This trip is not for anglers that aren’t up for a true adventure. Aside from the incredible dry fly and sight fishing for a large variety of species, what separates this trip from others offered in the Amazon is the Kendjam hosts, the Kayapo tribe – an indigenous community living in 5 million hectares of pure virgin Amazon forest. The lodge is located on a sandy beach overlooking a beautiful pool of the Iriri River and accommodates (6) guests per week. The lodge offers (4) double occupancy African style wall tents with spring box beds, private bathrooms, hot water and electric light. Kendjam operates during the low water season from June to the middle part of September.
Location: Amazonia, Brazil
Season: June – mid-September
Capacity: 6 anglers
Target Species: Peacock Bass, Wolfish, Pacú, Payara, Matrincha, Bicuda
Closest Major Air Hub: Manaus, Brazil (MAO)
Documents Required: Valid passport and a Brazilian visa are required for citizens of most countries.
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Lodging Details: The Kendjam lodge is designed to be a comfortable safari-style tent camp. With 4 double occupancy wall tents complete with private bathrooms, beds, hot water, and electric lights, guests can experience an exquisite jungle setting from the comfort of a lodge.
Food and Beverages: Guests will be treated to great cuisine that’s served in the main lodge. Bottled water, soft drinks, and juices are available. Alcohol is prohibited in the Indian Territory.
Typical Length of Stay: The length of stay is eight (8) nights with six (6) days of fishing.
Non-angling activities and options: Although this is primarily a fishing focused location, due to the lodge’s location in 5 million hectares of protected Amazon jungle there is abundant wildlife and birdwatching opportunities. This diverse ecosystem also has mammals that are unique to the Amazon basin like tapirs, wild hogs, peccaries, capybaras, ocelots, and jaguars.
Internet/Communication: Satellite internet wireless connection and phone service are provided for all guests.
General Information: Kendjam is located in an incredibly diverse fishery in 5 million hectares of protected rainforest. With clear jungle waters, wet wading is mainly done, and boats are utilized to get to different parts of the river system. Anglers can pursue large numbers of peacock bass, wolfish, pacú, payara, matrincha, as well as bicuda.
How to Get There: Depart from Miami on an American Airlines or LATAM Airlines to Manaus, Brazil (MAO), arriving in Manaus in the evening. After you pass through customs in Manaus, you will be met at the airport by a representative of Kendjam and transferred to the Caesar Business Hotel to check in and overnight (included in the package rate). The following morning, you will board a private air charter to the lodge. On your departure day, you will leave the lodge via private air charter in the morning arriving back to Manaus by the early afternoon. You can catch a direct flight back to the U.S. that evening or choose to overnight once again in Manaus.
Arrival and Departure Details / Times: Most flights into Manaus, Brazil (MAO) from the U.S. arrive late at night. Since you will be overnighting in Manaus on your first night, you can arrive at any time the day before your trip actually begins. We suggest arriving on Saturday so that the following Sunday morning you can catch your charter flight that departs at 7 AM.
Documents Required: Brazil requires U.S. citizens to carry a valid U.S. passport and visa when traveling to Brazil for any purpose. You must obtain your Brazilian visa in advance from the Brazilian Embassy or consulate nearest to your place of residence in the United States. There are no “airport visas” and immigration authorities will refuse entry into Brazil to anyone not possessing a valid visa. Make sure your passport is valid and does not expire before or while you are out of the United States. To obtain a visa, your valid passport must be sent to the nearest Brazilian Consulate General.
Travel Arrangements: Yellow Dog offers a full in-house travel and reservations system, and can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers, and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact us at 888-777-5060 or travel [at] yellowdogflyfishing [dot] com for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services and trip insurance.
Package Rates: Remember that Yellow Dog’s services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter. All prices listed below are per person, based on double occupancy, and quoted in US dollars. Trips of any length can be arranged, so please call Yellow Dog for details and custom package pricing.
2018 / 2019 Package Rates:
Eight (8) Nights / Six (6) days of guided fishing (based on double occupancy) is $6,250 per person plus $530 for the Indian Territory Entry Fee
Native Community Tax: The Kayapó Natives (where Kendjam is located) have formed a board to protect their interests moving forward. This board includes representatives from all communities inside the Makrangnoti Indigenous Territory, as well as other communities of the Kayapó Indigenous Territory. The leaders of the association have made the decision to implement a significant user tax on all visiting anglers. The funds from the tax will be used primarily for social projects, infrastructure development, transportation, medical and education projects. The tax will be $530 per person for a full lodge trip. The tax will be payable in cash in Brazil. This fee represents an important step in the continuing effort to protect the ability to continue to share this amazing and unique part of the world.
- One night at the Caesar Business Hotel in Manaus
- Ground transfers in Manaus upon arrival
- Grand Caravan 3.5-hour charter flight Manaus – Kendjam – Manaus
- 6 full days fishing with a pro guide and two local guides per two anglers
- 7 nights at Kendjam Lodge
- All-inclusive meals and beverages at the lodge
- Winston Fly Fishing Rods to use
What’s Not Included:
- International flights
- Meals and Beverages in Manaus Hotel
- Fly fishing leaders
- Wire and flies
- Tips and gratuities
- Trip insurance
- Airport taxes and USD $530 Indian Communities Fee