Northern Pantanal

Brazil, Pantanal and Central West,

Northern Pantanal

From Cuiaba, capital of Mato Grosso state, the Transpantaneira Highway penetrates through the top third of the Pantanal south to the Cuiaba River border with Mato Grosso do Sul state. Apart from containing all the species for which the Pantanal wetlands are famed, this is the area with the highest chance of seeing jaguar in the whole of South America (jaguar watching tours in the Pantanal were first pioneered by Reef & Rainforest Tours over a decade ago). It also contains the only official nature reserve in the region, the Mato Grosso Pantanal National Park, accessed from the Rio Paraguay and requiring special permission to visit.

Accommodation Near Northern Pantanal

SouthWild Jaguar Flotel and Suites

Offers one of the best chances of observing jaguars anywhere in the world...

Pouso Alegre Lodge

A great stopover for those travelling further south or back up north along the T...

Hotel Pantanal Norte

Situated on the banks of the Cuiaba River at the end of the Transpantaneira High...

SouthWild Pantanal

Comfortable accommodation for serious wildlife enthusiasts and photographers...

Jaguar Ecological Reserve

A 1200-hectare natural heritage reserve in the heart of the northern Pantanal...