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Pantanal jaguar safaris

Discover the Pantanal, the largest wetland in the Americas and the place with the highest density of jaguars in the world.  We specialise in Pantanal jaguar safaris, exploring the Cuiaba river and it’s tributaries to track and photograph the majestic big cat, the jaguar. 

Are you planning for a jaguar photography tour, a family safari or interested in designing a custom Pantanal jaguar safari, we got you covered. With extensive knowledge about the Pantanal, a passion for wildlife photography and our local expert guides from the Pantanal, we provide you with the latest news, opportunities and the best options for your Pantanal trip.

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The ingredients for our jaguar safaris

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A keen eye for detail

Understanding your requirements and dreams and translating that into a well thought through safari itinerary, is what we do. We understand what is important for a wildlife photographer or a family. 

Small group tours, private tours or special jaguar photography tours limited to 4-persons in a group to ensure space for your camera gear and yourself to capture that unique jaguar moment. We think for you, so you can just enjoy and relax.

Our eye for detail goes beyond the planning of an itinerary, we execute our safari using modern and reliable cars and custom built boats with removable swivel chairs, allowing to change the seating plan and importantly a canopy to protect against the sun and heat. 

We offer as well solutions to maximise your time in the field on safari by offering chartered planes to fly-in and out of the Pantanal. 

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Expert wildlife guides

We pride ourselves working with experienced local guides, one by one experts in spotting wildlife and birdwatching. Multiple guides have experience guiding for international documentary makers and professional photographers.

Our guides will show you the secrets of the Pantanal and the prime wildlife locations to experience the abundance of wildlife.

All our guides speak English and Portuguese and have great knowledge on the Pantanal’s Flora & Fauna, ecosystem and local population and tribes. 

Pantanal jaguar safaris lodge, Santa Rosa

Pantanal lodges at prime wildlife locations

Out in the field looking for jaguars and other wildlife is the main activity of your trip. However, relaxing at the lodge after a safari at the swimming pool for a refreshing swim or in your room with a view on the Cuiaba river, makes the experience complete. Not to forget too taste and enjoy the great local and international cuisine that is being served paired with a refreshing drink. 

We visit the best wildlife viewing locations in the Pantanal and lodges that offer great rooms, food and service. 

Conservation is part of our jaguar safari approach.

Securing the future of the jaguar

As  passionate nature lovers and photographers we feel a responsibility to support conservation programs and wildlife research initiatives. It provides us with an even greater understanding of the jaguar population and the health of the entire Pantanal ecosystem. 

The jaguar is still facing threats, mainly from cattle farming and large plantations. 

Luckily, due to tourism the value of the jaguar has gone up and more local communities understand the possibility to co-survive with the jaguar by offering nature tours. 

We support jaguar research by donating a camera trap to the Jaguar identification Project for each client that books a tour with us. As a guest you will receive a jaguar identification guide to learn more about the jaguar and the individuals of the Northern Pantanal. The guide is purchased by us and that supports the project as well.

On our safari we have the option to request a presentation about the Jaguar identification project by one of the team members or founders (depend on availability of the project team members).

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Jaguar sightings to remember

 

Spotting a jaguar is truly a breathtaking experience. This Apex predator of the Pantanal knows how to leave an impression. Their confidence both on land and in the water makes them amazing to observe and photograph. Where many of the big cats rest during the day, the jaguar is more active and an opportunistic hunter. 

The video is showing a female jaguar, known as Ti with her two cubs on the left of her. The video was taken in November 2023 on the Cuiaba river.

Pantanal jaguar safaris itineraries

June - November

Minimum 4-days

Porto Jofre

Jaguar photography

Limited to 6-persons

6-day Pantanal jaguar safari

A small group tour to spot and photograph the majestic jaguar in the Northern Pantanal

Jaguar photography tour

Join our seasoned photographer tour leader to photograph the jaguars of the Pantanal

Jaguar and Ocelot safari

Join us in search for the big cats home to the Pantanal.

Details about our Pantanal jaguar safaris

Accomodation

Experience the best lodges in the Pantanal for wildlife viewing and photography. All lodges offer great hospitality, buffet style breakfast, lunch and diner. All rooms have an private ensuite bathroom and air condition. 

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Pantanal jaguar safaris FAQ

From June till November during the dry-season is the best time to visit the Pantanal.

Meeting of the waters state park, near Porto Jofre located at the Cuiaba river in the Northern Pantanal, Brazil.

Depending on your preferences we create itineraries including the best wildlife lodges of Pantanal.

1. Pouso Alegre
2. Mato Grosso hotel
3. Rio Clarinho
4. Piuval Lodge
5. Southwild lodge
6. Santa Rosa lodge
7. Hotel Pantanal norte
8. Pousada Porto Jofre

Detailed information for each lodge can be found here: https://jaguarsofthepantanal.com/pantanal-lodges/

All our Pantanal jaguar safaris and Jaguar photography safaris start from the city of Cuiaba, Mato Grosso.

Visa requirements are different based on Nationality and the country you are traveling from. Therefore, always check the visa requirements when booking a trip.

We advise to have a minimum of 4 full days in the Pantanal.

There is no Malaria in the Northern Pantanal. 

The yellow fever vaccination is strongly advised.  Vaccinations for Hepatitis A and DTP are recommended as well.

Pricing of our Pantanal safaris depends on the type of safaris, duration and program. Please contact us to receive a detailed itinerary and quotation.

The price includes:

1. Transfer from and to the hotel or airport (Cuiaba)
2. All accommodations
3. All meals
4. Water during the day
5. Experienced local guide
6. 2 wildlife outings per day by boat or car. On our jaguar safaris full days on the river (10+ hours)

We accommodate and offer bespoke jaguar & Pantanal tours. With a keen eye for detail, perfect planning and high service while staying at the best wildlife lodges the Pantanal has to offer.

We offer the option to fly in from Cuiaba or south Pantanal directly to Porto Jofre. Upon arrival we check-in and embark our boat to start our first day on the river in search for jaguars.

 A 40% non refundable deposit payment is required within 7 days to secure your booking.  The remaining balance is due 3 months before the start of the tour

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