Manu Peru 2017
Manu is a sprawling national park in SE Peru comprising highlands, jungle and cloud forest. It covers over 1.7 million hectares, is vast and roadless, making it a long and difficult area to reach. Transport is via the rivers. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. More than 200 species of mammals, 800 species of birds, 68 species of reptiles, 77 species of amphibians and impressive numbers of freshwater fish make this a place where researchers are still able to find new species. The area has uncontacted tribes, whose lives are threatened by illegal loggers and mining. I did not see any on my journey and we were told not to photograph them, when occasionally, they can be seen at the rivers edge.