What You’ll See At Treehouse Lodge
When you’re not looking for them, insects can be annoying, but our knowledgeable guides can fascinate the most skeptical. You’ll be amazed at their stories and how they’ve adapted to the rainforest for survival.
The trees and plants of the rainforest are constantly in a fight for survival. Water is abundant so the primary battle is over sunlight. Some trees grow rapidly up to the light above the canopy by climbing up large established trees. They get larger and larger until they eventually strangle the original tree, but now they’re strong enough to stand on their own. Others live in the branches of tall trees and send down roots to the ground. Many of our modern medicines originated in the rainforest. Chew up the leaf of one plant and your lip will go numb. Smell another and it will smell just like lemon or garlic. Insects, plants, and animals often work together for survival.
Don’t go home without spending a little time at one of the local villages. You’ll be touched by the way they live their lives on the banks and rivers in the rainforest. When waters rise, they live in their homes on stilts and their only form of transportation is by canoe. They’re homes are very humble, but the kids run around and play with smiles on their faces. They’ve learned a few things about living happy lives. They miss some of the conveniences of other places in the world, but lack many of the problems.