When to go
■ Best time to visit – winter is the dry season, which makes it good for wildlife spotting as the animals tend to congregate around the remaining water.
■ Wettest season – rains usually arrive in the late afternoon. A good time for spotting chicks and jaguar cubs.
■ Shoulder months – rains gradually cease during this period. Expect beautiful watery landscapes and lots of aquatic birds. Access is more limited, but wildlife is often seen on the roads as the animals use them as highways.