A small group concentrated jaguar spotting itinerary in the best viewing environment in South America. Stay at great lodges and on board the unique Jaguar Flotel and see the diverse wildlife and flora of the Pantanal close up with experienced guides and expert photographers. Add this itinerary to an Amazon trip for a complete Brazilian wildlife adventure. Please note - this popular itinera...
An accomplished and experienced Namibia birding and photographic guide, Toni holds a Namibia Academy for Tourism and Hospitality Level 3 qualification (the highest level attainable in Namibia) and is widely renowned for her extensive knowledge of the cultures, ornithology, flora, astronomy and wildlife of the country.
In 1981 Toni moved to Namibia with her family and from then on her love of the outdoors and all things nature grew and grew. Her father was an exploration geologist who travelled extensively around Southern Africa, living in small mining towns and managing bush camps where Toni would spend her school holidays camping in the bush, or visiting private farms and reserves. Toni’s father passed on to her his unparalleled knowledge of all things Namibia, and she carried this with her as she became a manager and guide at some of the most remote lodges in the extreme North West of Namibia. Toni has travelled expansively across Namibia and its neighbouring countries, making regular visits to all of the National Game Reserves and developing her photographic skills which she takes great pleasure in passing on to visitors to the region.
Her deep love and knowledge of the Namibia, coupled with her infectious passion and enthusiasm to want to share it, make her one of the country’s top guides and ambassadors for this beautiful country. More than just a guide who simply points from a vehicle, Toni becomes fully involved in the experiences of her fellow travellers and places a great emphasis on finding the best adventures, wildlife encounters and photo opportunities for her tour groups. As a Managing Tour Consultant she plans safaris for a wide range of interest groups but her main focus is on birding and photographic small group tours, where she delights in each visitor gaining an up-close and personal experience of all that the country she loves and knows so well has to offer.
Born in Chartres in the West Falklands, Jenny grew up on the family farm where her love for animals was nurtured by the25,000 sheep, horses and cows that lived alongside her. Forever a nature, conservation and wildlife enthusiast Jenny has travelled extensively throughout the Falkland Islands, visiting each and every wildlife island at least once, and even travelling around some by yacht. She spent 11 years on Sea Lion Island as Manager of the Lodge, Warden of the Nature Reserve and as the principal tour provider, meaning her knowledge of Sea Lion Island in particular is second to none. Having spent so much time here, as expected her wildlife speciality is Elephant Seals, but she is also well versed in the ways of the seabirds, penguins, whales, dolphins and sea lions that call the Falklands their home.
After her time on Sea Lion Island Jenny moved to Stanley to work for the Falkland Islands Government and became manager of a local travel firm assisting with travel arrangements for incoming visitors, before taking semi-retirement to spend more time with her family and enjoy more time further exploring the lands she knows so well. Jenny is extremely passionate about sharing the hidden nature secrets of the Falklands with those who come to visit her homeland and will be looking forward to accompanying you and passing on her unsurpassed knowledge of the areas you will be visiting.
Fly from Sao Paulo to Cuiaba. Transfer to the Park Eco Lodge at Chapada do Guimaraes for two nights on a full board basis.2-3Days
Transfer to Cuiaba, take lunch and depart for 3 hour drive to Jaguar Flotel. Travel through the dry forests and on to the Transpantaneria. Observe caiman, capybaras and waterbirds on the way. Enjoy dinner at the lodge.
Pre-breakfast bird and wildlife viewing. Continue on to Porto Jofre by open-sided safari truck with wildlife viewings on the way. Take boat to Jaguar Research Center Reserve, four hour boat outing and join Jaguar Flotel. Dinner and evening nature lecture.
Two boat outings per day searching for jaguars and giant otters. Extensive wildlife viewing and photography. Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Early boat outing and then transfer downstream to Porto Jofre and then by road back to the Jaguar Flotel. Wildlife boat trips on the wildlife-rich Pixaim River and night spotlighting drive on open safari truck. Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
After breakfast, transfer back to Cuiaba for your flight to Sao Paulo.