Blissful four days in the Manu National Park, Amazon Rainforest Peru
I visited the Manu National Park, part of the Amazon Peru, exactly three years ago.
You would wonder why I didn’t write about my Amazon trip earlier. Why pen down my Amazon story now after three years?
I didn’t write this article before as I didn’t have great pictures of the Amazon jungle for I was clicking with my phone camera back then.
But as I have been getting a lot of questions from readers who have planned their South America trip using my articles, I finally decided to write a piece that gives all the information on the Amazon en Peru.
Amazon, the world’s most biodiverse tropical rainforest, covers nine South American countries — Brazil (60% of the Amazon), Peru (13%), Colombia (10%), and the rest within Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana.
As a little girl, I had seen the Amazon forest on the television. My parents and I used to watch the National Geographic and Discovery channel every evening for hours.
Though during dinner we would switch to some other channel for my mother couldn’t tolerate the gory images of lions and jackals devouring their dead deers, papa would put on Discovery channel as soon as my mother took her last bite.
The dense jungles of Karnataka, the dry ochre land of Rajasthan forests, sultry Africa, and the most mysterious of them all — the Amazon — spellbound us for hours.