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Transpantaneira, km 145 Porto da Manga, State of Mato Grosso 78175-000 Brazil
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The Pantanal is widely considered to be one of the best places in the world to see wild jaguars. At Pantanal Jaguar Camp, we have spent years observing jaguars in their natural habitats, and because we have studied their habits, we have a strong record of success in locating jaguars for our guests to see during these special tours.Pantanal Jaguar Camp is small lodge run by Ailton Lara environmental manager and naturalist guide.
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Transpantaneira, km 145 Porto da Manga, State of Mato Grosso 78175-000 Brazil
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The Jaguar camp provides accommodation to various tour providers. Rooms are extremely basic (night stands with lights would be a nice addition) and food is average for Brazil (not a great place to be a vegetarian if you don't want to live on rice and beans). You'll get the same breakfast as everywhere in Brazil: ham, cheese, bread, fruit, cake,  wieners in some sort of sauce and scrambled eggs. Twenty days of this in Brazil is awful. You'd expect some variety at a place like this with a kitchen! Ailton was fantastic about checking in with us everyday but we were paying a LOT of money for our tour and expected much better food and accommodation than this.  Jaguar tours: you will see a jaguar. We went out 6 times on the boat and saw at least 2 jaguars every trip. If you ONLY want to see jaguars then base yourself at jaguar camp but if you want to see other more dryland-type species (tapirs, anteaters) do a mixed tour staying at a lodge further north on the Transpantenaira. Again, considering the cost, hot drinks (on cold days) and snacks should be provided on the boats!  Jaguar tours are unethical by North American wildlife viewing standards. Things we observed that aren't allowed elsewhere: We observed as many as 17 boats at a time crowded around a jaguar (guides are in contact with each other by radio so as soon as a jaguar is spotted all boats zoom there at high speed) often within 15 m of them. Boats surrounded a jaguar when it was swimming. Guides and boat drivers talk with each loudly while parked next to jaguars which ruins the experience. Guides make noises to try and get jaguars to look in their direction for photos. Our guide stopped other guests from throwing something to get a jaguars attention but didn't stop them from splashing an anaconda. It was nice to see jaguars but a bit horrifying to see how harassed they were. Thankfully it's easy for the Jaguars to disappear into the bush to get away when they tire of it. Our guide was very knowledgeable about all the different birds and wildlife and was good at spotting animals but just wasn't aware that what he was doing, and allowing clients to do, isn't acceptable in most places.  Viewing is also likely impacting the birds along the river by flushing them many times a day as boats speed past.  The government really needs to step in and regulate the jaguar viewing industry to limit the number of boats and institute more wildlife-friendly viewing standards. 
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small hotel ( 8 rooms ) only 10 min walking to the boat, quiet place in the wildlife you can see and ear so many birds ! But this a good location to see Jaguar !!!! We've been in the brand new family room ( number 7 ) special thnaks to all the staff in Jaguar Camp very friendly and helpful ! We recommend this hotel very good foods during the 3 days we 've the chance to enjoy there with Yoann from Jabiru Tour - we recommend him !!!
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We were so happy that Ailton was our guide, his passion for what he does really comes through. Even with a few colder days we had fantastic sightings, not only 9+ different jaguars but lots of good action and behaviours, plus giant river otter, and of course birds birds birds! Pay attention when their packing list says to bring warm clothes. We were out on the boats so much I barely had time to enjoy the camp area. Good hearty food at all meals, especially loved the desserts!
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Yes, we did see 2 jaguars in 2 days, but that was about it. They are so obsessed with jaguars, that even when they are very hard to find due to the cold, they can’t be bothered to stop for other animals, unless you are really persistent. We didn’t see capibara’s before, so to us they are interesting too, aswell as otters for example. But no time to waste, we have to find a jaguar. Although all their guests complained about the extreme cold during the boat trips, they had nothing to offer; no warm drinks, no blankets, no comfy poncho’s, nothing. Our suggestion: learn from your colleagues in African countries, they are way better prepared for all weather conditions. Besides that, the rooms are extremely basic, a bed and a shower. That’s it. 400€ pppn is way too much for 9 hours per day on a freezing boat and more or less the same food everyday.
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I visited here as part of a package tour which was very expensive. A balanced review should take cost into account but I can’t be precise on that score. Wildlife was my priority and I think most people who visit here will have the same perspective. We saw jaguars at close range on every boat trip we took. There was plenty of other wildlife at close range especially capybara and caiman. There were Hyacinth Macaws around the camp most days. Almost all wildlife is viewed from boats. It is important to realise that all the boats are in touch with each other like on African safaris. Boats chase towards jaguar sightings. The practical side of this is that whichever camp/ hotel you stay in, the wildlife will be pretty much the same. Food here was really tasty and plentiful. The owner is clearly dedicated to jaguars and environmental issues and the location is great. However, the camp is quite basic. This is to be expected in an isolated location but if you pay a lot of money for a trip you might be a bit disappointed in this aspect.
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