Fotoreise Pantanal Highlights, Brasilien
CUSTOM TRIP – In Africa Group
10 or 12 days, travel start can be the 28th or 30th August 2019
This itinerary was designed to visit some of the best places in the Pantanal for bird and mammal photography, including Jaguars, without being very expensive. Below is a short description of each place visited:
Pouso Alegre – one of the best lodges in North Pantanal for a great number of birds and mammals. Trying to name the bird species we may find here is futile, but to name some of the highlights, it includes Hyacinth Macaw, Sunbittern, Capped Heron, Crimson-crested Woodpecker, Helmeted Manakin, Snail Kite, Gray-necked Wood-Rail, all five Kingfisher species, Chestnut-eared Aracari, Toco Toucan, Red-billed Scythebill, Great Horned Owl, etc. This is also an excellent area for mammals, and we can explore the 6 km private access dirt road to the lodge with our car, looking for them. It includes Tapir, Gray and Red Brocket Deers, Marsh Deer, Crab-eating Fox, South American Coati, Giant Anteater, Southern Tamandua, etc. Nearby drying lakes along the Transpantaneira and in the lodge’s property also gathers great numbers of water birds and caimans.
Mato Grosso – a good lodge on the middle of the Transpantaneira, at the edges of the Pixaim River. River cruises here offer very good chances to photograph birds like Kingfishers and also Giant Otters. Occasional Jaguars are sighted here too as well.
Porto Jofre – the best area in the world to photograph wild Jaguars. It’s normal to find 3 or more during a day. Here the habitats change often, so we can find them in different situations, and quite often hunting, with cubs, or mating. Here we search the area by boat, scanning the river shores and calling in birds at a few spots I know. Other wildlife we can find includes Giant Otters (often fishing), Jabiru Stork, different hawk species, Rufous-tailed Jacamar and many more bird species. Also lots and lots of Caimans and sometimes Anaconda too. Howler Monkeys are seen on the trees as well. We will stay at the best hotel in the area.
- Practically everything included from São Paulo, check side tabs for details
- Euro 4.450,- per person on double room
- Euro 550,- additional for single room
- Max of 6 guests, Min of 4