The first requirement for a successful tour of the Pantanal area are Pantanal guides with great knowledge. Pantanal Safaris takes pride in presenting guides whose passion for the land and its flora and fauna are like no other’s. Let’s see how two Pantanal guides, Fabricio Dorileo and Oelio Falcao, who is known as “Tito,” go about their profession of guiding guests to the experience of a lifetime.
Fabricio Dorileo, who founded Pantanal Safaris, hails from the Mato Grosso. As one of the top Pantanal guides, he displays such a love of his homeland that the National Geographic organization used him on an epic 50-day photographic safari to capture the entire lifecycle of jaguars on film. Steve Winter, one of the team’s photographers, reviewed Fabricio’s work on Pantanal Safari’s website as upholding the tradition of his family who have generations of experience as Pantanal guides. A close associate of Pantanal Safaris, Fiao (Fabricio’s uncle), led Winter two decades ago in Fiao’s profession as ranger for Pantanal National Park. Recently, Fabricio showed Winter the extent of his knowledge as he guided the team to discover the best photographic shots. Through manoeuvring the boat precisely to the perfect jaguar sighting area, the expedition photographed jaguars mating, hunting, interacting with cubs, and swimming as they live wild and free.
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Pantanal guides show to the outside world the beauty of one of the most biodiverse areas on our planet. Guests from the world over praise their local guides who have grown up in the Pantanal. In 2005, Fabricio received an invitation from the American Birding Association to talk about birds in the Pantanal and Brazil. For more than eleven years, he reveals the secrets of the Pantanal flora and fauna.
Oelio Falcao “Tito”
Tito comes from the Porto Joffre area deep in the Pantanal. He learned local customs, wildlife lore and medicinal herbs in his hometown of Poconé. Although he attended school far from home, Tito retained his native love of the land. He put his education to good use as he speaks both Portuguese and English to communicate superbly with guests. For more than seven years, his reputation as an excellent member of the elite group of Pantanal guides serves him well. In particular, Tito identifies and spots wildlife for guests on tours who may need help seeing wildlife who naturally are shy with visitors.
Nat Geo Wild Praises Pantanal Guides
The photographic team of Steve Winters knew they had to get the best Pantanal guides to complete their assignment for National Geographic Magazine and the NatGeo Wild show. Without a doubt, their task succeeded through the hard work and expertise of Fabricio Dorileo and his team.