Wildlife in Brazil for the world cup
I spent eight and a half years in South America, spending a lot of time there leading tours. I've always been a wildlife enthusiast so it was fantastic to spend so much time in this incredible region. Most people know that the Amazon Rainforest is home to the greatest number of plant and animal species on the planet, with plants and insects making up the proportion of these numbers. However I’m sure that, like me, you're more interested in some of the bigger and more colourful residents. It's all about being in the right place at the right time to spot the elusive jaguar; to hear the deafening mating call of the howler monkey, which can be heard from miles; or to see the oddly coloured pink river dolphin - luckily this is exactly what we specialise in!
I’m a sports fanatic and love my football and unless you have spent the last couple of years in a mountain hut in the Himalayas without access to a TV or newspapers, then you will be aware that over the next month the World Cup is being staged in Brazil. This means that availability over the forthcoming months is extremely limited but if the coverage of this colourful Latin America destination piques your interest then make sure that you start planning well in advance for next year. The best wildlife lodges and destinations are very exclusive and fill up fast.
Wildlife in Brazil is everywhere. Here are my top locations for wildlife sightings: