From Cuiaba on set dates:
Jun-Aug & Oct-Nov
Combine your visit to SouthWild Pantanal eco-lodge with a 4 night stay at SouthWild Jaguar Flotel, an air-conditioned houseboat anchored a short way downstream from the mouth of the Three Brothers River, squarely in the heart of the Jaguar Zone, making it central for searching the river sections that have produced the best sightings of jaguars. The reserve is a haven for exotic wildlife including the ‘big three’ mammals – Tapir, Giant Otter and Jaguar. The specialist trackers at SouthWild Jaguar are incredibly successful each season in locating good numbers of the wild jaguars that inhabit this area, claiming a 90% probability of sightings over a 3-day period.
Built in 2010, the Jaguar Flotel provides simple, comfortable accommodation on two levels: 10 small, twin-bedded cabins aboard, and large newly-added Jaguar Suites on a barge anchored end-to-end with the vessel. All have a split air-conditioner and an en suite bathroom with flush toilets and hot water showers, while the suites also have a desk and chairs for ease of writing or photo-editing on a laptop, and lots of electrical sockets for operating and recharging devices, a wide floor-to-ceiling window and a private screened porch. There are two dining rooms, one air-conditioned with picture windows and the other open-air and screened, with large fans, and both look out over the mighty Cuiabá River and the wild Pantanal. Additionally, guests can relax in hammocks, sunbathe, or enjoy breakfast, lunch, or after-dinner drinks on the Flotel’s partially-roofed top deck.
At night, the Flotel is powered by a special, night time generator located 40m away on the Jaguar Tug Boat, thus eliminating noise.