Close encounters with Jaguars The Pantanal holds the world’s highest density of wild jaguars, stay in the heart of this region for amazing sightings. Unlike in other areas, jaguars here are active during the day, off ering excellent chances to see these elusive cats in the wild. Along the way, also expect to see giant river otters, anteaters, tapir, capybaras, hyacinth macaw, and the world’s largest stork, the jabiru. The Oceanic Society organises a nine-day expedition, guided by award-winning nature photographer Pete Oxford, that ends at South Wild Pantanal Lodge where more than 300 bird species have been recorded. Expedition dates: July 16-26, 2017. oceanicsociety.orgADDED BENEFIT You will be staying at the only hotel that’s inside the Iguassu National Park, so you’ll also be just a short walk from the incredible falls— allowing you to visit the falls at dawn and dusk when other visitors have vacated the park.