The Iriri River sets the stage for this awesome and unique program. Anglers can target various species using different angling techniques all in the same run and pools. Kendjam holds the most prolific multi-variety species fishery in the Amazon basin. Most fishing is done via wet wading. While they use local boats for transport, the granite plateau through which the river runs allows the anglers to wade safely and comfortably. The granite base keeps the water gin clear even after rain. Downstream from the lodge, the river begins to braid out creating several smaller fast water streams.
Kendjam offers the first multi-variety Amazon fly fishing destination where anglers can target over eight different species in crystal clear waters. The river system runs over a huge granite base, which facilitates many sight casting opportunities.
The Kendjam Lodge consists of 5 double occupancy wood cabins, each with spring box beds, private bath, hot water, and electric lighting. The lodge sits on a wonderful Sandy beach on a gorgeous pool of the river. Fine cuisine and wines and the lodge has WiFi.
5-9 weight single-handed rods are the norm. Guests typically bring various rods. Fly lines designed for the tropics and saltwater are necessary. Leader material should include 16-30lb. fluorocarbon. Flies from 2-7 inches with 1/0 -3/0 hooks.
The week at Kendjam is from Sun. to Sun. Most US guests will fly to Manaus from either Miami (American Airlines) or Panama City (Copa Airlines). There are also connecting flights into Manaus from Sao Paolo for anglers coming from other parts of South America or Europe. A private charter will provide your flight to the lodge from Manaus on Sun. A "Native Indian fee" of $530 per person will be paid in Manaus to your hosts. This is payable in (Cash $USD) and goes directly to the Indian Association Account and anglers will receive a receipt.
$6,650 pp, in double cabins. Each guest is required to pay a $560 community fee to access the "native Indian" territory. This all-inclusive package covers about everything but rods, reels, flies, and tips at camp. A single angler and non-angler rate are available.
Senior Program Manager
Specializes in Alaska and Canada fishing, South America fishing, and big game programs.
Specializes in South America fishing and shooting departments. Plus, fishing in Mongolia and Canada.