I enjoyed the friendliness of the leader, driver and tracker and the group was very friendly, one which gelled together extremely well.
The weather was excellent which meant that we had outstanding opportunities to see and photograph the landscape.
Great view of Jaguars and Otters which the location of the Flotel and use of trackers facilitated. Right at the beginning of the trip we chanced on a Giant Anteater crossing the road with a young one on its back. Birdlife was equally stunning and some of local guides/boat drivers were excellent. We found five Agami Herons at SouthWild Lodge. Food on the Flotel was excellent and the pool at SouthWild was a relief.
Our guide was Paulo Cezar Ribeiro, he was great. His bird knowledge was brilliant and he definitely knew how to anticipate the Jaguars's next move. He also ensured that everyone saw what we were looking at before moving on.
I had been to the Pantanal 10 years ago and missed out on Jaguar so when I found your trip, Just Jaguars with 100% succes for each trip, I had to choose Naturetrek and i wasn't disappointed. I went just for the Jaguars and everything else was a bonus. Tapir in daylight, Lesser Anteater and Brazilian Porcupine plus 2 yellow Anaconda. Six different Jaguars on 6 of the 8 boat trips.
The first sightings were in deep cover but nevertheless, I managed to get photographs.
The best was saved until the last boat trip when our guide Paulo found us a pair, male and female. These two were out in the open, they then began moving down the river bank where our guide anticipated they would re-appear. They mated in the open in full view - so yes, it was exactly what I was looking for and more.