See jaguars in the Pantanal
It's never easy, but in the Pantanal the odds of seeing jaguars in the wild are high!
"The jaguar strolled down to the river bank for a drink of water, just a few metres from where I was sitting in my boat."
Talk to our expert, Paul Cook, about his experience with jaguars in the Pantanal.
Travelling in a small boat along the Cuiaba River with an experienced boatman and guide, you can often watch jaguars for long periods on the banks of the river. This is a unique experience; professional cameramen spend years trying to get a few minutes of footage of jaguars in the wild, but here you can sometimes watch them for hours at a time, seeing a range of natural behaviours such as hunting, playing with their cubs, even mating, as well as indulging in their favourite pastime, sleeping.
When is the best time to see jaguars in the Pantanal?
Of course nothing is guaranteed, but if you give us about 3 days, we can give you a very strong chance of spotting jaguars in Brazil’ Pantanal. The best time to spot them is between July and September, though June and October are also decent months too.
Where to go
Jaguars exist in many places in the wild, but finding them is notoriously difficult. There is one place, however, where spotting wild jaguars is indeed possible – along the banks of the Cuiaba River in the Pantanal in Brazil.
When to go
The best time to travel to see jaguars in the Pantanal is between June and October because it’s the dry season and in other months it’s quite inaccessible.
How to do it
You need to get yourself on a boat on the right spot of the Cuiaba River! The best way to do this is either join our Jaguar Safari staying on a flotel on the river, or we can tailor make a trip for you perhaps using a land-based lodge or the flotel.