The Pantanal

When to go

Jan-March

Ideal length

4 nights

Transfer time

1 hour flight from Patagonia

The Pantanal is best described as a small window of Africa in the heart of South America, without the big game!  It is considered to be the world’s biggest wetland area, covering an area the size of Belgium and is situated between the states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul (to the north of Iguazu) and extends into Bolivia and Paraguay,  with the majority of the Pantanal lying inside Brazil.

OUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO IN THE PANTANAL

WET SEASON

From December through to March, due to intense rain, the Pantanal gets flooded.  The vegetation is dense and humidity is high. Mammals seek refuge on higher grounds formed by tall trees, which are locally known as “Cordilheiras”. This is the nesting time for many species of resident birds

INTERMEDIATE SEASON

From April to June and October to November the water levels begin to rise and recede respectively. Fish get trapped in ponds and small lakes, attracting thousands of birds. The peak of the dry season is October when the Pantanal resembles a dry African Savannah.

DRY SEASON

July through to September is the best time for wildlife observation because wildlife gathers around watering holes. Dry fields make for good grazing areas, bringing wildlife out into the open.  From August onwards most of the trees are blooming.  Migratory species are in residence and nesting

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