We are recommended by the best wildlife photographers in the world,
including Steve Winter of National Geographic
WE SPECIALIZE IN JAGUAR PHOTOGRAPHY SAFARIS
Full days on the boat exploring rivers and small channels in search for jaguars in the meeting of the waters state park.
5 days jaguar
From our starting point at Porto Jofre we will spend 3 full days (10+ hours) per day to spot and photograph the jaguar.
4 days ocelot
Discover the wonders of the Pantanal on one of our Pantanal wildlife tours.
Fly Drive Jaguar
The fly drive jaguar safari is a great option if you have limited time and want to maximize your time on the river with the jaguars.
Fabricio is the best guide in the Pantanal! 20 years ago while working on the first ever Jaguar story for National Geographic Magazine I worked with Fiao who was the ranger for Pantanal National Park and Fabricio’s uncle. Now I came back to do the next NGM story and a TV show for NG Wild – who do I work with – The Man – Fabricio – 100% local Pantanero’s!! I always say in my big cat talks for NG Live – that local people need to benefit from living with Predators – so hire local operators – you cannot go wrong with Pantanal Safaris! He always got me the best shot and knew how to maneuver thru the boats as everyone knows him and his family’s legacy in the area. Thanks so much Fabricio!!
We did the 16-day Pantanal trip with Pantanal Safaris and were impressed with all the lodges and the overall experience. Fabricio tailored the trip to our interest in birds and photography and made some adjustments to the basic itinerary. Our guide Tito knew all the properties very well and spoke with the guides at the properties to find out what was active at the time we were visiting. The 16 days enabled us to work our way down the Transpantanal Highway to Porto Joffre and then back up to Cuiaba. Everything was handled for us so we could concentrate on the experience. All the lodges were very nice and the food was exceptional. In addition to many bird species we witnessed jaguars capture caiman, mother jaguars with cubs, giant river otters, giant anteater and most of the iconic Pantanal species. Every tour is different but the exciting part of this type of trip is that you never know each day what exciting things you will see. In terms of photography this trip is highly productive for both quality and quantity of subjects and situations. I highly recommend Fabricio, Pantanal Safaris, and all their excellent guides and drivers. I am anxious to return.
My brother and I did the 5 Day Jaguar Tour with Pantanal Safaris, and it was the best wildlife trip I have ever taken. The service was excellent the entire time with Tito! From the moment we were picked up from the airport our adventure of seeing all types of wildlife began, the jaguars were just the icing on top! I was amazed at the vast knowledge Tito had on where to find these elusive cats. For me it was hard see them with their pattern and Tito could point them out in a second. That is a skill that one acquires from many years of travelling the Pantanal. Another thing to mention is how nice and genuine Tito, Fabricio, and the rest of the team at Pantanal Safaris are. At the end of every day my brother and I always enjoyed having our coffee break with Tito and shooting the breeze on what an awesome day it was. I could not be more pleased with the trip, I would do it again, and many of my photos are now hanging on the wall of my apartment!