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With a total area of over 150,000km2, the Pantanal is the largest contiguous wetland on the planet and South America’s premier wildlife sanctuary. Your eco-lodge lies in the middle of a private 11,000 hectare reserve, and there are endless options for exploration with expert naturalist guides on hand to point out all that little eyes could miss. Venture out on horseback, by motorboat or in open top jeeps and prepare to meet a proliferation of wildlife. The mostly commonly seen animals include capybaras, giant anteaters, tapir, crab eating foxes, racoons, armadillos, giant otters and several species of monkey. On top of that, the nearly 600 species of bird make this a birdwatcher’s paradise. Kayaking, horse riding, fishing or swimming in the rivers will keep even the most restless children entertained (one of the great advantages compared to an African safari), but a stay in this region is also an invaluable educational experience for children of all ages. There are always researchers based at the lodge and your kids can see first-hand the importance of conservation by helping out with projects to protect iconic species such as the hyacinth macaws. Dehouche also provides all of our clients with our own personalised birding “tick list” - a great way to get older children engaged.
Meals: Accommodation: Vila Santa Teresa