SouthWild Jaguar Flotel

Brazil

  • Stay in the heart of the world's prime jaguar-spotting territory
  • Experienced guides and boatman who know the rivers and the jaguas very well
  • The only radio-equipped boats on the Cuiaba River
  • Fabulous sightings of giant otters, monkeys and birds
  • Comfortable if not luxurious air conditioned accommodation

Open: From May to November.

Location: The flotel (floating hotel) is located in the northern Pantanal. It is anchored near the mouth of the 3 Brothers River in the centre of the Jaguar Zone. To reach the flotel, you have to drive along the length of the Transpantaneira Highway from Cuiaba to Porto Jofre. It is a long and bumpy drive from Cuiaba to Porto Jofre, and there is plenty to see on the way, so it is best to break the journey and stay at a lodge along the Transpantaneira along the way. From Porto Jofre, you board a small boat for the journey along the river to your accommodation. The non-stop journey time by boat from Porto Jofre is about an hour, but you are bound to stop along the way, diverted by the rich wildlife of the river.

Activities: There are morning and afternoon motor boat excursions, to view not only jaguars but also giant otters, howler monkeys, caimans, capybaras and birds such as kingfishers and herons. These excursions are led by experienced naturalist guides.

Facilities: There is a dining room/lounge where meals based on local cuisine are served. There are large picture windows looking out onto the river and riverbank. The large top deck is partially shaded and has tables, chairs and hammocks. Breakfast, lunch and drinks can be enjoyed here. Electricity is supplied by a generator.

Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables.

Children: Please check with us.

Health: Malaria prophylactics are recommended for the Pantanal.

Communication: There is no Wi-Fi internet access on the flotel.

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Client Rating for Brazil 5/5 from 54 reviews

Absolutely superb experience in the Suite. Everything was excellent, from our guide, the comfort of our room, the atmosphere (joking with all the fisherman about their daily catches etc)to the fantastic quality of the food and the service on board. Perfect in every way.

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