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Jaguar safaris

Jaguar safaris designed to maximize time in the field with the jaguar, which will result in great photographic opportunities.

Our daily jaguar safaris start from Porto Jofre, located next to the Cuiaba river and in the heart of the Northern Pantanal. The Meetings of the water state park has the highest concentration of jaguars in the world. Therefore the best location to spot and photograph jaguars in the wild.

The daily program

Early morning between 6 and 7AM we embark our unique designed motorboats. Our motorboats are build with a low-profile for great low-angle photo opportunities, swivel chairs which can be removed easily. Providing flexibility and plenty of space for photographers and all the photographic gear.

All our boats are equipped with a canopy to offer sunprotection. With temperatures ranging from 30 – 45 celcius a must have!

Jaguars are most active during the day. Therefore we bring a picknickstyle lunch aboard with us. We enjoy our lunch in the middle of the prime jaguar area and at times while watching a jaguar.

We return to the lodge at the end of the day between 5 and 6 pm.

Tailored itineraries

All our jaguar safaris can be tailored to your specific preferences.On our website you find itineraries for a 5- day jaguar safari, 8-day jaguar safari and a 16-day Pantanal & jaguar safari.

If you are keen to spot jaguars on your first day we can arrange a Fly- drive jaguar safari. We fly-in from Cuiaba or the South of Pantanal directly to Porto Jofre by a small plane. We check-in and spend the whole afternoon to spot for jaguars.

Our specialism and experience

Photography is our core specialism. Our guides are trained to spot wildlife, read the jaguars behaviour and position our clients in the best spot for the photo of a lifetime. We have extended experience working with photographers as we guided and still guide for companies such as National Geographic, Smithsonian, NHK Tokyo and many professional photographers from all over the world.

We work with the most experienced local guides. Guides who grew up and still live in the Pantanal. We are proud to share our traditions and knowledge about the Pantanal with our clients.

Our company slogan is “Capture the moment”. We ensure you will have the best photographic opportunities.

We are a local company working with local people only. Our goal, empowering the local community and protect nature for generations to come through sustainable tourism.

Share your preferences with us and we will shortly provide you with a detailed jaguar safaris itinerary and quote.

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Jaguar safaris map

pantanal map

Porto Jofre lodges

We select the best lodges all located next to the Cuiaba river. From the lodge it is maximum 2 a 5 minute walk to our boat. There is also the option to stay at a boat hotel. The boat hotel is located further upstream just outside of the Meetings of the water statepark. It allows us to be in the statepark more early and leave later in the afternoon back to the boat hotel.

Click on the lodges below to read more detailed information about the Pantanal lodges and the available services at each lodge.

Pousada Porto Jofre

Hotel Norte

Santa Rosa

Yacht Millenium

Jaguar safaris info

Best time to visit:         Mid-May till November
Starting point:              Cuiaba (CGB) or Porto Jofre
Minimum duration:      4-days
Small group tours:       Maximum 6-persons
Private jaguar safari:  


  • Transfer from- and to airport/hotel
  • Accomodation
  • All meals
  • Water during the day
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • All actvities as descbribed in the itinerary

Not included:

  • Flights
  • Drinks (soda & alcohol)
  • Travel insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Tips (hotel/guides)

jaguar safaris photographic impression

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