PANTANAL JAGUAR SAFARIS is a Brazilian based company, specialized in Jaguar Safaris, Wildlife Tours, Birdwatching, Photography and Natural History Tours to the finest wildlife destinations of Brazil. Owned and operated by professional wildlife biologists, Leen Gillis & André Moratelli, Pantanal Jaguar Safaris takes you in comfort to the wilderness.
PORTO JOFRE JAGUAR SAFARI
TAIAMÃ JAGUAR SAFARI
The two best locations to photograph jaguars in one Tour
TRANSPANTANEIRA | P. JOFRE | TAIAMÃ
Highlights: Jaguar, Giant Otter, Tapir, Giant Anteater, Hyacinth Macaw, Toco Toucan, Anaconda
June to November
TAIAMÃ JAGUAR SAFARI
PANTANAL CLASSIC TOUR
PANTANAL & SAVANNA
VIDEOS OF PANTANAL JAGUAR SAFARIS
PANTANAL & FAMILY TOURS
The Pantanal is an ever changing celebrating of life! Join us on one of our Private or small group Tours. We bring you in comfort to this prisitine wilderness and offer front row seats the the finest wildlife show on earth.
PANTANAL, the aquatic heart of South America
We hope you love it as much as we do!💚
Two males fight for supremacy
In July 2018, our guide André alongside his guests managed to capture this dispute between Juru and Scarface at close range from our speedboat. Scarface shows submission to the newcomer as he puts his tail between his legs. The newcomer Juru is quickly climbing his way to supremacy. The Meeting of the Waters State Park (Porto Jofre), located at the Northern Pantanal, in Mato Grosso, Brazil, is one of the hot spots of jaguar safaris in South America.
Jaguar takes down large caiman
This video was shot by our guest John Medlock & wildlife guide Leen Gillis in Porto Jofre in October 2016. We found ourselves marveled at this male jaguar power.
No other big cat is as active as Jaguars at day time. Our Safaris often produce amazing encounters with jaguars in action, which provides photographers great photo opportunities.
Since 2013, all of our guests watched and photographed Jaguars on our Safaris
(minimum of 03 nights at Porto Jofre or Taiamã Reserve).
Jaguar killing caiman in Pantanal
In the recent years, the Pantanal has emerged as one of the best places in the world, if not the best place in the world, to watch and photograph Jaguars in the wild. Pantanal Jaguar Safaris takes his travelers to the realm of the Jaguars, into the depths of Pantanal, in search of this elusive cat along the rivers.
This video was taken in September 2013 during one of our Jaguar Safaris in the Meeting of the Waters State Park, Northern Pantanal.
Jaguars mating in the wild
Since 2013 all of our guests watched and photographed Jaguars at close range for extended periods (Minimum three nights at Porto Jofre or Taiamã Reserve). We can observe their daily activities from comfortable motorboats making the most of the Pantanal's photographic potential.
This video footage was taken by André Moratelli in 2013. Our guests watched and photographed these Jaguars mating on the riverbanks of the Piquiri river for two and half hours.
Steve Brandon, Chattanooga, USA - Pantanal North & South July 2019
"Unbelievable experience!" written on TripAdvisor
We booked our trip through Pantanal Jaguar Safaris. Leen was extremely helpful in designing our tirp and booking all of the details (including sending shampoo and conditioner with the bush plane pilot!) Andre was our guide. He has his own boat at Hotel Pantanal Norte - the only boat with a canopy -- up when needed against the sun and down when you need to be photographing jaguars and birds. Andre is very patient with nature staying with the jaguar to get some amazing shots. If you've been to Africa you know about "sundowners", we were not disappointed sitting on the boat in the middle of the river, sipping cocktails, watching the sun go down. Definitely recommend booking with Pantanal Jaguar Safaris.
Family Ley , Germany – Pantanal Photography tour, September 2019
"Incredible trip of returning guests!" written on TripAdvisor
We have been returning guests to the Pantanal with Pantanal Jaguar Safaris for the second year in a row. It was again an overall fantastic trip to say the least. There are many reasons for why; however I would like to highlight a few:
1. Andre, who is one of the managers was our guide and boatman in the Pantanal. He is very experienced, knowledgeable and was able to position us in the perfect spot always. He is a keen photographer himself, which is a huge plus, as he understands light, composition and scenery. This allows for outstanding photographic opportunities. We are into birding as well and were amazed by Andre’s expertise.
2. The equipment. Pantanal Jaguar Safaris has their own modern boats. The seats are very comfy and can be moved within the boat, there is a roof (which you will learn to appreciate during the hot and sunny days) and the engine is powerful. Hence you can quickly get to new jaguar sightings and be one of the first ones to arrive. Next to the boats they also have modern safari vehicles for on-land game drives. These are comparable to African standards and allow for birding and mammal game viewing. I didn’t see any comparable ones - definitely ahead of the crowd.
3. The Organisation. Leen is the organizational expert of the company and very reliable. Everything always works smoothly without any incidents. Even the spontaneous fires, which impacted our initial itinerary were avoided through a great and thought-through alternative.
I can highly recommend them - you will not be disappointed! :)
John & Janet Rochester, Great Britain - Wetlands and Savannas 2019.
"Brilliant Personalised Safari" written on TripAdvisor.
This was an amazing trip. Second time visiting the pantanal, previous holiday with a different company's group tour of 12 which was OK but had significant frustrations. For this trip with Pantanal Jaguar Safaris we wanted to be able to see and do what we wanted but with the benefit of someone who knew how to do this. Our first 10 days in the Pantanal Andre took the time to find out exactly what we wanted, he was friendly, knowledgeable and clearly as passionate about the wildlife and ecosystem as we were. We saw a huge amount of wild life - animals and birds, with the opportunity to stop for photography at any time requested. The second part of our trip was in Chapada with, at our request, more emphasis on birds. Leen was equally as friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable and we had just as great a time there( I would recommend the snorkelling even for the dedicated birders).
Although the cost per day for a safari for 2 was greater than for 12 we spent so much more time out with a guide than on the previous group tour making the cost per hour of available wildlife watching time less, as well as allowing us to see, photograph and explore more. I would definitely recommend a bespoke trip which would be equally good for families with younger children, groups of friends or any combination. Leen helped us plan the trip from even before booking and was the most helpful of any companies approached. I would be happy to recommend Pantana Jaguar Safaris to anyone.