The Cerrado in the most biodiverse Savannah in the world.
Meaning “Trijunction” as this is the point where three states border: Minas Gerais, Bahia and Goiás.
There are many special things about Pousada Trijunção location. First, it lays in the heart of South America and is encrusted in the most biodiverse Savannah in the world – the Cerrado. Not by chance, the Pousada aim is to help protect this biome by supporting the rediscovery of Cerrado.
The property also makes boundaries with the Grande Sertão Veredas National Park, created to preserve the streams and landscape described in the novel The Devil to Pay in the Backlands (in Portuguese Grande Sertão: Veredas) by João Guimarães Rosa, and also to preserve the flora and endemic fauna of the Cerrado.
It is not easy to get there, but it is definitely rewarding. It can take about 5 hours by car from the capital Brasilia or 50 minutes on a chartered flight. And once you are there, it will be even harder to leave.
To begin with the accommodation that is an experience itself: only 7 suites completely mingled with nature around, combining the raw beauty and rusticity of the Cerrado with the comfort and luxury of the contemporary design. The decor was made largely by local artists and materials were collected in a sustainable way in the Cerrado. The gastronomy is inspired in notably works of Guimarães Rosa, which described “outside cooking” – with meals in the balconies and outdoor settings – and the “inside cooking”, when travelers were invited to sit at the table. All food is locally produced and reflects the culinary tradition of the 3 States.
But what is there to see and do? Picture an area of 33,000 hectares of Cerrado that is home to more than 13,000 species of plants, 850 species of birds, 251 of mammals, 482 of reptiles and amphibians and 1,200 of fish. So, for nature and wildlife lovers there are great chances of spotting some of the most emblematic animals such as frog-arrow-frog, dwarf caiman, maned deer, maned wolf, anteater, emu and field-shrew.
In partnership with the Onçafari NPO, Trijunção maintains a research project dedicated to the maned wolf preservation, a specie threatened with extinction. Guests can visit the project – and witness its greatest star, in his home habitat.
The working farm’s vocation has always been the rehabilitation and breeding of wild animals, so it is quite common to see scientists, specialists and researchers around the pousada and most of the highly qualified guides have been there for this reason.
There are so many ways of discovering this fantastic biome that is Cerrado and you can have a goal on a bike ride, paddling a kayak on Formoso River, going on a day or night safari, visiting the tortoise nursery, the conservationist breeding ground and the Grande Sertão Veredas National Park.
Told it would be hard to leave!