Category: Travel

Pantanal’s 5 Kingfishers

The main focus of our trip to Brazil and the Panatal was to see Jaguars. However, we had been told that the birds of this area were stunning. It is a paradise for birders and photographers. There are over 600 species to see and very few humans to disturb them. It’s often possible to get fairly close to…


Jaguar Brothers on The Three Brothers River

As we got ready for breakfast we glanced out of the windows and saw at least three Giant Otters swim past. A great start to the morning. We were all on the boat by 6.30 and ready to go. Just a little way down the river we stopped and watched the Giant Otters catching and eating…


Jaguars on the Cuiaba River

Morning boat safari After breakfast at 6.00 a.m. we were on the Cuiaba River for 6.30 a.m with slightly damp shoes but eager to start. Susannah, the biologist accompanied us on the boat. We had not been travelling very far when we spotted an Osprey high on a tree, at what turned out to be…


Southwild Jaguar hotel

Our accommodation was the floating Southwild Jaguar hotel near the mouth of the Rio tres Irmaos, (Three brothers river). It is operated as a jaguar research and tourism base. We were to spend three full days here in search of Jaguar. Susannah, Nuan’s wife, the resident biologist greeted us and took us into the lounge area. Here we…


Pouso Alegre Lodge

Today, 31st October, is our only full day at Pouso Alegre and was packed full of activities. We congregated outside the dining room in the half light at 5.15 a.m. and set off along the track from the lodge. In the muddy water holes along the track Limpkin and Plumbeous Ibis walked on the bank….


Brazil – Just Jaguars

The Journey  On the 29th October 2018 we set off on our Naturetrek, small group wildlife holiday to Brazil’s Pantanal, in search of jaguars. The journey from Norfolk to Heathrow always seems to take forever, but after parking in the long stay we were on our way. We were flying with Latin American Airlines, a…


Imbali Safari Lodge

Second Day at Imbali Lodge. We woke up at the lodge to the sound of Baboons running across the roof of the chalet. Quietly opening the doors to the terrace we were in time to see the Baboons. They were jumping from the tree onto our terrace and then down into the dry ditch. One…


Panorama Route to Imbali

Panorama Route Today we left Karongwe and travelled along the Panorama Route through the Drakensberg mountains to Imbali Lodge in Kruger National Park. On route we stopped and walked to see the Three Roundavels. One of the major icons of the Mpumalanga Province. These were three hut shaped rocks towering above the Blyde River Canyon….


Karongwe – Day Two

The next morning the trail camera showed the civet had once again used the trail underneath the tent platform. After coffee and biscuit we were off on another game drive in the Karongwe area. Groups of Impala, male and female Nyala, Wildebest and Zebra raised their heads as we drove past. Ground Hornbills who had spent…


Karongwe – Day one

After a five hour drive our next stop was Karongwe staying at Chisomo Tented Camp. The Karongwe landscape was dominated by a backdrop of the Drakensberg mountains. We were staying for three nights at the Chisomo tented camp in very spacious luxury tents raised on stilts above the ground. Wildlife had free access through the…