“I am back in Campo Grande and getting ready to head to the airport for my trip back home via Sao Paulo and Toronto. I just want to let you know that the four days with the people from Fazenda Baia das Pedras was excellent. They showed how eco-tourism can be conducted, at least in areas that are not primitive.”— David Brooks, Canada
Fazenda San Francisco
Situated on the Rio Miranda river banks and covering an area of 15,000 hectares with a great diversity of flora and fauna we find Fazenda San Francisco.
About Fazenda San Francisco
Fazenda San Francisco extends over an area of 14,800 hectares (36,556 acres) producing rice and raising cattle. The lodge is located 3 hours from Campo Grande and 4 hours from Bonito. Fazenda San Francisco counts with nine rooms, each room with air conditioning, fans, refrigerator and bathroom. It can accommodate up to 40. It also counts with a bar, restaurant, swimming pool and hammocks where you can rest and relax.For our photographic safari tour we count with three cars and also with two boats if you want to go fishing or observe our native fauna and flora. There is a watchtower from where you can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the Pantanal. There is also a good amount of trails so you can enjoy the variety of land types and observe its wildlife. You can also enjoy the experience of going horseback riding and canoeing. At Fazenda San Francisco we support and encourage nature conservation, our site is also part of Pantanal’s wildlife research projects, some of them include the ocelot’s habitat and the investigation of tha Carandás palm tree density and economic growth. We are also part of a rescue, recuperation, rehabilitation program of wildlife animals from illegal pet traders. Some other programs in which we are involved are the Hyacinth Macaw and the Blue-fronted Parrot Projects, Gadonca Project (which studies the depredation of herds by jaguars and pumas). We also count with a conservation program for brazilian school children.
You can enjoy the many activities at the Fazenda San Francisco such as a day or night photographic safari in an open truck, walks on suspended bridges, day or night boat trips on São Domingos Creek or Miranda River (one of Pantanal’s main river), nature hikes and educational talks about the Pantanal.