Kendjam Lodge - Fly fishing only

Kendjam, 550 miles southeast of Manuas, is a remote and small indigenous community located in the epicenter of the Kayapó Indigenous Nation — the Mekragnoti Indigenous Territory, over 12 million acres of pure, virgin Amazon forest.

The Iriri River

Rio Marie Fishing

Target over ten different species in crystal clear fast waters. The river system runs over a huge granite base, which facilitates wet wading and many sight casting opportunities. Exclusive “fly fishing only” fishery – pacu, peacock bass, wolf fish, payara, and more. Kendjam is home to the very first multi-species fly-fishing-only destination where an angler can target several different species in the crystal-clear, fast Amazon waters. Kendjam is a hidden treasure protected for centuries by the last guardians of the Amazon jungle: the Kayapó warriors.
The Iriri River is almost entirely located inside the Mekragnoti Indian Territory and an Ecological Reserve. This untouched environment has over 800 miles of rivers and three major tributaries. The river runs over a huge granite base, which allows for easy wet wading and many sight casting opportunities. The Iriri River has never been fished before by any anglers other than the indigenous population. Allowed by the Brazilian Government, the “Kendjam Project” has been in development for the past two years.

Fishing day at Kendjam

Rio Marie Liveaboard

Monday to Saturday - Day 2 to Day 7: Each day after breakfast, about 8:00 a.m., anglers will head out. Two anglers with an English-speaking guide and and local native guide in an aluminum boat. to fish the channels and tributaries of the Iriri River. Both anglers are able to constantly fish all day long. There are two new outcamps (optional) for the 2017 season, one on an upper beat end and one at the lower beat end. This allows anglers access to an amazing new area never fished before by guests and to optimize fishing days with less navigation and more fishing hours. The outcamps are planned for two anglers.

Kendjam Lodge - Deluxe Tent Camp

Rio Marie Fishing

Kendjam Lodge - is open during the best months of the season from June 15th to the end of August. The camp is located about 28 miles downstream from the Kendjam community, on a wonderful, sandy beach area in front of a gorgeous spot on the Iriri River. Accommodations are four, double-occupancy Serengeti-style safari tents. Spring box beds, a private bathroom, hot water, and electric lights. Solar panels provide full electric power every night, and each tent has 110-volt plugs. You may charge batteries and use an electric shave. For the more adventurous, the lodge offers a two-night outcamp location to reach the most remote and wild areas of the Iriri River.

Getting Here:

An English-speaking representative will meet you at the airport in Manaus and transfer you to the five-star Caesar Business Hotel in Manaus for your overnight stay. (The transfer and the first hotel night are included in the package.) The next morning the host will pick up the group and head to the local airport to board the private charter, a 9-person Cessna Caravan plane, to Kendjam. After a four-hour flight, guests will arrive at the Kendjam Indian Community landing strip where the guides and staff will be waiting. The group will be presented to the Indian chiefs, and a brief orientation of the fishing week will be made. You will then travel from three to five hours downstream in a motorized canoe to the remote safari camp.

2017 Rates:

7-nights at camp / 1-night in Manaus
June 15 thru August
8-nights and 6-days guided fishing $6,250.00 p.p.
(plus $600.00 Native Comm. Fee)
Non-angler companion:
8-nights and 6-days $3,200.00 p.p.
(plus $600.00 Native Comm. Fee)
Single room / single guide upgrade (based upon availability)
$9,375.00 p.p.
(plus $600.00 Native Comm. Fee)

Packages include:

- All internal charter flights and all necessary boat and ground transfers in Brazil. one overnight at hotel in Manaus upon arrival, use of guide-operated aluminum boats per two anglers, fishing licenses, all meals at camp, daily laundry service, and upon request, Larry’s 64-page eBook Fly-Fishing for Peacock Bass.

Packages do not include:

International airfare, Brazilian visa, Indian Association Fee, paid in cash upon arrival to Brazil ($600.00 p.p.), tips and gratuities for camp staff and guides, food and beverages in Manaus and during any private city tours, satellite phone calls ($5.00 per minute), extra hotel overnights, fishing tackle, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.

A Typical Kendjam Day:

5:30 a.m. - Coffee is hot.
7:00 a.m. - Breakfast.
8:00 a.m. - Head to fishing grounds.
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Anglers will have a picnic-style lunch on the river.
1:00 p.m. - After lunch, fishing will resume until late afternoon. The guides will deliver anglers back to the camp around 5:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - Cocktails and appetizers will be served
7:30 p.m. - Dinner will be served.
There is a satellite phone available for you to use; you will be charged $5.00 per minute. Wi-Fi is also available, though with limited bandwidth, and is included in the package. There is no cell phone service.

Call 1-800-205-3474 for more Information:

Request Kendjam Lodge Information Packet  

Kendjam photos

Note the butterflies

Kenjam fishing

Payara fishing

Rio Marié Fishing

Sight cast for wolf fish, 10 to 25-pounds

Kendjam Fishing

Fly fishing only

Rio Marié Liveaboard Fishing

Kendjam peacock bass

Peacock bass Fishing

Target over 10 different species

Brazil fly fishing

Kendjam tent camping

Comfortable tents

Kendjam tent-camp

Riverside camp

Comfortable tent accommodations

Inside of tent

Fly Fishing for Peacock Bass eBook on Amazon

Fly Fishing for Peacock Bass