hi thought i should write a review about my time at ambue ari one of the 3 parks of inti wara yassi.
i first hears about the park from a friend when i was living in the uk she was allways going on about this jaguar of hers so when i finaly got to south america i had to check it out.
ambue ari is 6 hours from santa cruz and 4 hours from trinadad personaly i would go there via santa cruz due to there is not that much to do and see in trinadad.
upon arival at ambue ari i was met by very friendly welocoming people and was showed the camp and given a quick run through how the park worked.
then i met gill the park coordinator and nick the cat coorinator who ran me through regestration, work and saftey guidlines of the park.
the next day i started worki had the howler monkeys in the morning and a puma named maggie in the arvo.
i was blown away by the level of interaction with the animals so much by the end of my first month i cauldnt leave so i stayed another month and met 2 more cats lazy cat and wayra.
the lvel of intraction just got higher and higher the more time you spend with your animal the more you both will get out of it the minamal stay to work with a cat is 4 weeks but if you can stay longer your experance will double .
so much tht after 2 months i desided to stay longer i ended up staying there for 6 months in total.
and got to work with thw howler monkeys, lazy cat, maggie, engine, roy, tupac, the sisters, wayra, amira, katie and carlos
i had the most amazing experiance there and i am planing to do it all again soon.
you will hve to ruff it abit living conditions are basic there is no electricty so candles and head torches are used.
there are showers and toilets in camp and you will be sleeping in doorms.
but i think it all adds to the experiance you dont go to the jungje and stay in a five star resort do you!
there is car and moblie phones in case of a emergancy but there hs never been one in the past ten years of the parks operation.
the hole time i was there i did not see anyone come back badly injured there are stricted saftey proticals, and routines you will have to follow as well s alot of training on how to work with your animal so dont let fear stop you from this experiance.
your day will start early with morning camp tasks before breakfast. after breakfast you will hed out to your animal depending on what you are asighned you may have one to three animals in a day.
lunch is at 12:30 and you will get a break till 2 pm then you are bck out with your animals till 5:30 dinner is at 6:30.
your daily ativities will include feeding, walking, cage and trail maintance, enrichment, and a lot of fun for you and the animal remember you are there for the animal not the other way around.
after work there is a cafe one one of the edges of the park were you can go and have a beer or two.
ive been traveling for the past six years now and this was by far the best thing i have ever done trust go and do this you will not regrete it.
any questions feel free to send them through
friday night is party night were you can get s drunk as you like cause saterday is your day off to do as you wish .