Adventures in the Brazilian Pantanal
In September I participated in a week of touring the Brazilian Pantanal. I flew into Sao Paulo with a connecting flight to Cuiaba. NWS arranged the Brazilian flights, and I arranged the international flights myself, which worked out well. Upon arriving into Cuiaba, I was met by a transfer which took me to my hotel. The next morning, I was picked up by the guide who would be with our group for the entire week. There was a group of six of us, and I didn't know any of the others ahead of time, but it was a very nice group of people. We travelled for about four to five hours and arrived at Southwild Lodge for an overnight stay, which was very rustic yet clean, comfortable and with great staff. That evening we walked to an area where we could view ocelots feeding for about 30 minutes - wonderful! - and later we enjoyed a very good supper.