Over the past years, our refuge has become a reference for publications and journalists from around the world interested in the conservation of the Pantanal. Check out some of the articles already published.
The story of our field guide Wendel, a former jaguar hunter who became a protector of the species
In this emotional report on Piauí magazine’s website, Wendel, a field guide from Caiman, describes details of his career and tells us how he fell in love with jaguar conservation after years of hunting the species. He grew up alongside cowboys in a farm in the southern part of the region – at that time, the animal was seen as a threat to livestock among farmers – but today he captivates the refuge’s guests with all his knowledge and local culture wisdom.
Caiman is a sure destination for safari enthusiasts in search of Pantanal wildlife, including the famous jaguar
Inspired by successful eco-tourism models from South Africa, Caiman is a reference when it comes to jaguar spotting safaris in Brazil – the spotting rate among guests was 100% last year – as well as other species that make up the “big five” of our country. More than just offering the best lodging structure in the Pantanal, the ranch is the headquarters for pioneering conservation initiatives, such as Onçafari and the Instituto Arara Azul.
A luxurious wildlife tour of Brazil with exciting days at the Pantanal in search of our fauna and flora
Lisa Grainger travels around Brazil in search of wildlife and spent two days
at Casa Caiman dazzled by the miraculous fauna and flora of the Pantanal.
“To see a jaguar in the wild is far more thrilling than spotting a lion in
Africa”, she says. The well know journalist had the chance to stay at our
newly refurbished lodge and immerse herself in the natural riches of the
Caiman has a reserve with more than 500 species of animals – a real oasis in the Pantanal
Focused on traveling, the Portuguese title describes the experiences travelers, looking for an immersion in nature, are offered at Caiman. Besides mentioning the huge diversity of animals roaming freely around the 53,000 hectares of the ecological refuge – jaguars, giant anteaters, tapirs, and jabiru storks included –, the article gives details about Caiman’s accommodation options.
The Pantanal: one of the highest concentration of wildlife in South America and world’s greatest density of jaguars
Journalist Sarah Marshall boards on an exciting adventure through the Pantanal, in Brazil, by discovering Caiman, a 53,000-hectare true oasis with the conservation of fauna, flora and the Pantanal culture at its heart. For that matter, she won Best Latin American Travel Feature in the Magazine category at the prestigious LATA Media Awards.
Caiman is an invitation to dive into one of the most fantastic biomes in the world, the Pantanal
How about escaping from your hurried routine and diving into one of the most incredible – and threatened – scenarios on the planet, the Pantanal? With 53 thousand hectares and areas destined to the perpetual preservation of the biome, Caiman is an ecological refuge that serves as home to hundreds of species. To check it out, travelers embark on safaris alongside experts and enjoy all the comfort and structure between trips.
Abundant wildlife, sustainable initiatives, and an enjoyable lodge make up the Caiman experience
After visiting Caiman, the correspondent from Top Destinos understood that, more than a hotel, Caiman is a pioneering ecotourism project, dedicated to the conservation of the culture, fauna, and flora of the Pantanal. Onboard the safaris in search of wildlife, she discovered, in her own words, “a Brazil full of life, which dances to the rhythm of the water cycles, replenishes at each season, and deserves to be celebrated.”
Colors, textures, and flavors: Caiman offers a multisensory experience through the magic of the Pantanal
The singing of birds, the symphony of the forest, the golden tones that invade the sky every sunset, the taste of guavira juice. To the reporter, author of this article, the Pantanal is a feast for the senses and, no matter how many times you return, there is always something that fills you with awe.
Caiman by Afar: one of the best international trips for wildlife lovers
Afar has listed sustainable and socially responsible lodges for wildlife lovers and making part of that selection is a huge achievement. Journalist Laura Redman was touched by hyacinth macaws — “stunning in their size and color.” She reminds readers that only 1,500 of these birds existed at the Pantanal, but Caiman has made conservation a priority, partnering with nonprofit organizations to rehabilitate the species.
Exciting safaris, conservation projects, and well equipped lodges make the Pantanal a must-see
Caiman is one of the highlights of the article that reveals what is behind the the Pantanal boom. More than 35 years ago, a cattle farm was transformed to receive tourists and house pioneering initiatives to support the conservation of the Pantanal. Today, guests staying in the 18 rooms of the recently renovated Casa Caiman inn enjoy the Pantanal typical food, horseback riding, safaris, and kayaking among the cayman yacares and the capybaras at sunset.
Travelers are increasingly aware of their footprints, and know they are essential for hotels to seek sustainable solutions
The importance of sustainability, a trend among travelers, is the purpose of this article, which shows how hotels have sought greener initiatives to comply with demand. Caiman is one of the examples, for different reasons, including the creation of a reserve dedicated to the perpetual preservation of the Pantanal, and the presence of conservation initiatives that uses its farm as a source of scientific researches.
Jaguar safaris and the best accommodation in the Pantanal are highlights at Caiman Ecological Refuge.
Caiman is an invitation to watch the Pantanal’s biodiversity explosion with maximum comfort. As a backdrop, a cattle ranch from 1912, which has been transformed into a pioneer ecotourism project. Casa Caiman, its main lodge, was renovated to guarantee an even more special experience. Twice a day, the safaris yield exciting encounters with jaguars and hyacinth macaws
An abundance of life and colors in the largest wetland on the planet
From the immensity of the fauna to the secrets of the local cuisine, the article dives into the most diverse charms of the Pantanal. And it shows how Caiman is the best accommodation option for travelers who want to explore the destination by land. In the reporter’s words, “a combination of Pantanal warmth inside and the wild life immersion outside.”
Caiman is one of the places that contributes to the preservation of fragile – and crucial – ecosystems
The article narrates how environmentalist Roberto Klabin decided to transform his family’s farm, in the Pantanal, into a pioneering project that helps preserve the sceneries that portrayed his childhood – he grew up visiting his family’s lands in the region. According to Lide Magazine, Caiman is a kind of laboratory, in which scientific projects, observation tourism, and livestock farming coexist.
Three Brazilian lodges make up the perfect itinerary for wildlife enthusiasts
Three boutique Brazilian luxury lodges are offering a conservation-focused itinerary, where guests can spot maned wolves, jaguars and many other species. In the Pantanal, Caiman offers the chance to track jaguars in the wild, join a horse riding tour and observe blue hyacinth macaw conservation work.
Brazilians (re)discover the Pantanal and are suprised by the quality of the experience offered at Caiman
Famous for bringing the latest information from hotels around the world, the magazine’s travel column featured the style of Caiman’s new inn, Casa Caiman. From the super comfortable rooms, to the lessons they learn from the safari guides, the Pantanal experience is highlighted for its style, comfort, and warmth. But, above all, for keeping alive its mission to preserve the Pantanal: “May more and more generations interested in rolling up their sleeves and fighting for the Pantanal come”, says Roberto Klabin, environmentalist and founder of the refuge.
Roberto Klabin, founder of Caiman and SOS Pantanal, addresses wildfires and environmental legislation
In this interview, environmentalist Roberto Klabin, founder of Caiman, as well as both SOS Mata Atlântica, and SOS Pantanal foundations, scrutinizes the Brazilian environmental scenario, the federal public policies management in this department, and its impact on the climate.
Pantanal lovers team up to create an ecological corridor for the preservation of the biome
Discover how the acquisition of a 34,000-hectare farm by a group of entrepreneurs and environmentalists, passionate about the Pantanal, evolved into the creation of an ecological corridor for preservation. The article also points out how the project can promote activities such as ecological tourism, scientific research support, extensive livestock farming, and more like carbon credits sale. All of that mean a whole new perspective for conservation in Brazil.
The diversity of the fauna and the flora of the Pantanal is one of the highlights of the Caiman experience
During a visit to Caiman, reporter Pimpa Brauen shows how incredible the flora and fauna of the Pantanal are, and yet, less familiar among Brazilians than the ones from countries like South Africa. To show travelers that it is crucial to reverse this case, she shares her adventures next to jaguars, hyacinth macaws, tapirs, ocelots, as well as hundreds of other species, and reminds us of the importance of discovering the Pantanal in order to preserve it.
Whatever hurdles along the way: the Pantanal nature always amazes travelers
In this article, the Pantanal is shown as an example of resilience that, even after severe fires, its nature flourishes year after year. And, in order to explore it in depth, the publication suggests a stay at Caiman with its 53,000 hectares, a home to more than 500 species of animals.