SPIDER & SAKI MONKEYS, BLACK ANACONDA, SLOTHS, HARPY EAGLE, BUSHMASTER SNAKE
The AMAZON rainforest is the world’s greatest natural resource and the most powerful and bio-actively diverse natural phenomenon on the planet. It is the world’s largest tropical rainforest covering more than half of Brazil. Scientists believe that it may contain half of the world’s species. Over 500 mammals, 175 lizards and over 300 other reptiles species. One third of the world’s birds live in the Amazon and it is estimated that about 30 million insect types can be found here. Competition for survival is fierce. This may explain why over millions of years of evolution so many highly adapted species have evolved in this biome. Sixty per cent of the Amazon biome is in Brazil and almost a third of it in the state of Mato Grosso.
Alta Floresta, Cristalino State Park & Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Pantanal Jaguar Safaris operates Wildlife Tours to the Amazon Rainforest, with gateway city, Alta Floresta which is a small town in Northern Mato Grosso. Alta Floresta has daily flight connections to Cuiabá. From there we go by boat to the Cristalino region and to our Jungle Lodge in a Private Reserve of 46 square miles.
The Cristalino Jungle Lodge is nested in the middle of a Private Rainforest Reserve in the Southern Amazon, alowing visitors to have a great immersion in this ecosystem. The pristine Cristalino River, with clean and beautiful water, lies just in front of the lodge.
This region is recognized as an important area of the Amazon in terms of biodiversity. The exceptional number of species, even for the Amazonian standards, makes this one of the richiest places in the Amazon for observing birds, mammals, butterlies and orchids in a Primary Forest environment.
The lodge forest reserve is located just beyond the borders of the Cristalino State Park, an extremely important conservation area with 456,800 acres. The park is connected to other protected areas forming a huge conservation corridor in the Southern Amazon.
Best Wildlife Safaris to the Amazon
The Amazon Rainforest offers one of the most unique and exciting opportunities for wildlife viewing in the entire world, containing a great variety of medium to low altitude eco zones, different types of forest cover, lakes, micro habitats, around 600 species of birds and diverse neo-tropical wildlife. From the carnivorous predators at the top of the food chain such as the Jaguar, Harpy Eagle and Giant Otter to the herbivores at the bottom of the pyramid like the Capybara and Agouti, all of the organisms which took thousands of years to evolve and which make Amazonia one of the last truly pristine wilderness.