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Pousada do Rio Mutum

A comfortable wildlife lodge nestled on the meading Mutum River
PantanalBrazil Holidays· 22 Rooms · £££

Immerse yourself in the expanse of the Pantanal wetlands

Nestled along the meandering Mutum River in the northern expanses of the Pantanal, Pousada do Rio Mutum graces the landscape of Barão de Melgaço.

Location: Positioned approximately 130 kilometres south of Cuiabá, the journey to the lodge unfolds over a scenic 2½-hour drive on mostly well-maintained tar roads. The lodge is not located on the Transpantaneira.

Lodge: Pousada do Rio Mutum is a comfortable lodge in the North Pantanal, featuring 22 spacious chalets scattered across 7 hectares of private savanna parkland along the enchanting Mutum River. These well-appointed chalets, adorned with tasteful decor, feature king-size beds, ceiling fans, and air conditioning, ensuring a luxurious retreat. The lodge's unique charm extends to its lush surroundings, where giant anteaters, peccaries, and curassows freely roam the lawns, offering delightful safari style wildlife encounters right from the private porch and hammock of each chalet.

Guests are treated to buffet-style meals, including an excellent grill, in the circular restaurant, while snacks are available at the elevated pool area—a true oasis providing panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. A scenic path from the pool area leads to the jetty, serving as the gateway to captivating river excursions. Pousada do Rio Mutum promises not only unparalleled comfort but also a harmonious blend of luxury and nature in the heart of the Pantanal.

Activities: Renowned as one of the best lodges in the northern Pantanal, Pousada do Rio Mutum sets itself apart with an unwavering commitment to comfort and luxury. The excellence of excursions and the expertise of guides at the lodge firmly establish its reputation as a haven for 'serious ecotourists.'

For enthusiasts keen on jaguar spotting, a truly extraordinary experience awaits by combining their stay at the lodge with a 3 or 4-night package aboard Mutum's exclusive Jaguar Expeditions Boat. Cruising the Cuiabá River north of Porto Jofre, a renowned jaguar hotspot, this unique journey offers the thrill of encountering these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

Conservation: As part of our commitment to conservation, the lodge operates a wildlife rehabilitation program, providing heartwarming moments with various animal species awaiting release back into nature. Setting itself apart, Mutum is among the select few lodges in the region that have integrated visits to local communities into their excursion program. This unique initiative allows guests to not only marvel at the Pantanal's diverse wildlife but also engage with the rich cultural tapestry of the local community.

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January

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February

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March

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April

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May

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June

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July

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August

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October

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November

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December

Moreover, December presents excellent opportunities for diving and snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters of Fernando de Noronha, an archipelago renowned for its stunning marine life and pristine beaches. Alternatively, nature lovers can explore the landscapes of the Pantanal, a vast wetland ecosystem teeming with diverse wildlife, before the onset of the rainy season.

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