SouthWild Jaguar Retreat


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  • Aerial view of Southwild Jaguar Retreat


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  • This is prime jaguar-spotting territory
  • Excellent for birding and sightings of giant otters
  • Just nine comfortable air-conditioned rooms
  • Experienced naturalist guides
  • Riverside setting

Jaguar Retreat is the newest offering from SouthWild. It has a superb riverside location further upstream from the flotels, so you will have a more secluded experience. It takes about 90 minutes by boat on the Cuiaba River from Port Jofre to reach Jaguar Retreat. You'll travel at a steady pace with eyes peeled for wildlife along the way.

There are just nine air-conditioned rooms right on the banks of the Three Brothers River which is renowned for jaguar sightings. Whilst simply furnished, the rooms are comfortable with en-suite hot showers. Jaguar Retreats is not as luxurious as Jaguar Suites, but it has everything you need for a good night's rest after a day on the river. There are two dining areas; one fully enclosed, air-conditioned dining room and one open, with screens to keep insects at bay, looking out onto the river. 

The river setting means you can be out on the water early, jaguar spotting, and you should be among the first boats at a sighting. The nearest accommodation is 35kms downriver, so it will take them a while to get upstream.

Directly behind the lodge is a 1km birding trail. You should be able to tick off quite a few species in this small area alone, from capped heron, barred antshrike, sungrebe, sunbittern, jaribu stork, toco toucan, green kingfisher and bare-faced curassow to name a few. After dinner scientific lectures are also a feature of your stay at Jaguar Retreat, a nice way to end the day.

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