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cerrado brazil

cerrado

savanna

The Cerrado

The Cerrado is located at the center of the South American continent, between two major ecological zones including the Amazon Rainforest and the Atlantic Rainforest. The Cerrado is the biologically richest savanna region on Earth, as well as a 40-million year old biome.

This Neotropical savanna has lost 50% of its original vegetation cover, and yet it has received less attention than the Amazon Rainforest and the Atlantic Rainforest. National Parks alone provide a safe refuge for 8.3 % of the Cerrado. This is a very small amount of protected surface for such a biodiverse, wildlife-rich biome.

The Cerrado supports a wide variety of animal and plant species, including an exceptionally large number of endemic species. Not only that, the Cerrado also houses the richest vascular plant flora on the planet! This biome accounts for 30% of Brazilian biodiversity, and is home to 5% of the world’s biodiversity.

The Cerrado is a mixture of grasslands, gallery forests, and scrubs where can be found over 12,000 plant species and 200 mammal species (14 mammal species are endemics). Mammal species include Jaguar (Panthera onca), Cougar (Puma concolor), Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), Jaguarundi (Puma yagouaroundi), Maned Wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus), Giant Anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), Giant Armadillo (Priodontes maximus), Pampas Deer (Ozotoceros bezoarticus), Brazilian Tapir (Tapirus terrestris), Black-striped capuchin (Sapajus libidinosus), Black Howler (Alouatta caraya), Black-tufted marmoset (Callithrix penicillata) and more.

The Cerrado also harbors a wealth of bird species (around 900 different species, of which 10 are endemics). These include Red-legged Seriema (Cariama cristata), Crowned Solitary Eagle (Buteogallus coronatus), Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco), Buff-necked Ibis (Theristicus caudatus), Dwarf Tinamou (Taoniscus nanus), and Brazilian Merganser (Mergus octosetaceus), among others.

Our Tours.

Checkout our Tours in the Cerrado!

serra da canastra
Minas Gerais

Maned Wolf - Canastra NP

The Serra da Canastra National Park is one of the most significant Parks in Brazil. The Park has an exceptional location, where the Brazilian Savanna meets the Atlantic Rainforest. It supports a charismatic fauna, including Maned Wolf, Giant Anteater, and Giant Armadillo. Spending a couple of days at the Serra da Canastra will allow you to see unexpected wildlife treasures and scenic beauties.

5 Days
parque das emas
Goiás

Maned Wolf - Emas NP

Catch a glimpse of the elusive Maned Wolf at the Emas National Park, where this species can be found and photographed. In addition to the Maned Wolf, you can see countless mammal species from the Brazilian Savanna. The park has a plethora of wildlife.

5 Days
maned wolf camp piauí
Piauí

Maned Wolf Camp

Discover the thrill of exploring the Brazilian Savanna in the finest area for Maned Wolf watching and photography. Our Wolf Camp is located in the Piauí State, an underrepresented yet incredible destination for wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts. If you want to look for maned wolves in the wild, you will have the best shot you could possibly have by going there!

5 Days
serra do cipo
Minas Gerais

Serra do Cipó NP

The characteristic rupestrian fields are home of some spectacular endemic birds like the Cipó Canastero and one of the most diverse floras on the planet

4 Days
chapada dos guimaraes
Mato Grosso

Chapada dos Guimaraes NP

This National Park is a real attraction for who loves nature, hiking, birding and photography. Amazing landscapes, waterfalls, caves...

2-3 Days
nobres
Mato Grosso

Nobres

At the Macaw's Lagoon you can see lot of Blue-and-yellow macaws. Snorkeling in crystal water rivers with lot of colorful fish...

2-3 Days
bonito mato grosso do sul
Mato Grosso do Sul

Bonito

World eco-tourism hub, its main attractions are the natural landscapes that provide incredible dives, snorkeling, and caves with crystal clear waters...

2-3 Days
buraco das araras
Mato Grosso do Sul

Macaw's Sinkhole

A geological sinkhole of 500 meters circumference and the 100 meters depth where live dozens of Red-and-green Macaws. Incredible pictures [..]

1 Day
parque das emas
Mato Grosso do Sul

Bioluminescent Termite
Mounds

The phenomenon of the bioluminescent termite mounds is really breathtaking and offer incredible photographic opportunities. Ask us information [..]

3-4 Days