New Trip Report – Brazil’s Emas National Park

  1. PandaSmith 5 years ago

    Awesome report! Once again – salivating! So, let’s say the Smith clan had a few weeks to kill in the distant future and wanted to spot as much mammal fauna as possible in Brazil, aside from the Pantanal (which I have visited several times before – the Som and Cokie have not) and Emas, what else would people suggest?

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      vdinets 5 years ago

      Sierra de Canastra. Other than that, you have to slog through a huge number of small reserves in coastal provinces, separated by considerable distances, picking up those endemic primates and rodents one by one. Even if you use a relatively sane taxonomy, there is still enough of them to keep you busy for a long time.

      I’m not even mentioning the Amazon because trying to tie it with other parts of Brazil in the same trip doesn’t work very well. The only place you can reasonably combine with the Pananal is Rio Cristalino.

      As for Iguazu, either don’t go there at all or go to the Argentinian side.

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    jasonwoolgar 5 years ago

    Hi Coke

    If you email me when you are looking to plan things, I will give you a few additional ideas. Jon has my email address and my contact details also appear on my website

    Caratinga is great for four primates in a day (including the stunning Northern Muriqui) and Caraca also works well on that route. There are some nice primates in a beautiful setting, as well as the priests feeding the maned wolves, if that is of any interest.

    Have you ever visited Chapada dos Guimaraes, as that is another good area for several species and is easily reached from Cuiaba?

    Iguazu is a must if your family have not seen it, an absolute wonder and if you stay in the only hotel within the park on the Brazilian side, you have the place more or less to yourself until they open the park entrance gates. Also some good spotlighting in the evening on the road between the hotel and the gate…lots of opossums.



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    Jon Hall 5 years ago

    Coke, I think my 2007 trip to Brazil was a good introduction for an initial 3 weeks.

    After you’ve visited those sites then other bits of the Atlantic Rainforest are good stopping off also for the Golden Lion Tamarins near Rio (see this page

    Beware of Brazilian Banks!


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