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Pantanal Wildlife Tour

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Considered one of the ten "mega-diversity" countries of the world, Brazil is a dream destination for any naturalist. On this incredible tour we will explore two of this country’s most celebrated and awe-inspiring ecosystems, the verdant Amazon rainforest, replete with a diversity of life rivalled nowhere else on our planet and the bountiful Pantanal, where the incredible wildlife viewing compares with the African savannas.
 
Heralding this wonderful adventure is our stay in the Amazon Rainforest where we will spend time exploring the towering forests of one of the Earth’s most diverse ecosystems. We have selected one of the best areas for wildlife viewing where 20 km of well-maintained trails pass through a variety of habitats exposing us to the wonders and mystery of this giant ecosystem. In addition, a high platform will afford us an intimate encounter with the hidden world of the forest canopy. Not the harsh and fearsome place of storybooks, the fabled Amazon is a rich and rewarding place to experience the delights of rainforest ecology. The wonderful mammal diversity of this area is complemented by 550 bird species, over 2,000 species of butterfly and a kaleidoscope of colourful frogs.
 
In stark contrast to the towering forests of the Amazon are the vast open spaces and breathtaking vistas of the Pantanal. The Pantanal is the planet’s largest wetland and is home to some of the most spectacular concentrations of wildlife on Earth. A seemingly endless mix of backwaters, lakes, rivers, gallery forests, and forested islands; this immensely diverse ecosystem supports in excess of 600 fish species, 650 bird species and a staggering 200 species of mammals! Given the endless open vistas, finding mammals here is somewhat easier than in the Amazon and we will enjoy a combination of activities to make the most of this spectacular region.
 
Your journey with us through Brazil has been perfectly crafted to provide you with a once-in-a-lifetime neotropical wildlife experience. Our perfect combination of the mighty Amazon and the vast Pantanal is one of our finest “ultimate wildlife tours” and cannot come more highly recommended.

Destination Tours

Brazil & Argentina - Iguazu Falls Extension 2019 Brazil & Argentina - Iguazu Falls Extension 2019
7 Oct 2019 - 10 Oct 2019
COST: TBA
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LH - Tailor-made South Africa & Botswana October 2018

I want to thank all of you at Rockjumper who worked to give me and my six friends the trip of a lifetime! The trip was perfectly planned; we saw a wonderful array of sights in perfect settings and lodgings all throughout the thirteen days. Logistically, everything worked like clockwork and it took all the stress out of traveling.

But without a doubt, what made the trip so incredibly special was our tour guide/leader, Rainer Summers. He not only lead us to the sights, through airports and into the bush but he managed to keep us all together, without losing anyone for more than five minutes – and I can assure you: that was not an easy task. (We really are not senile – just a bit independent).

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He also made sure that everyone was comfortable and at ease in all situations. He anticipated everyone’s needs and he ensured that we all had what we needed and/or wanted everywhere.

But most of all, Rainer was delightful to be with. He was fun and his wit and sense of humor made him a great companion. He is a tremendous asset to your organization. We all would like to return to Africa and Rockjumper’s tours but we will want to have no one but Rainer with us!!! We cannot envision a tour leader who could top this experience.

So, thank you for arranging the tour and a special thanks for choosing Rainer to be our guide. It was a magnificent experience and a week later, I am still wishing I was in Africa!

Sincerely,
LH

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