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Wildlife Tours / Trips

Land of Heavy weight Herbivores & Feathered Beauties-2016

7days (6nights) in Kaziranga National park and Nameri wildlife sanctuary

Feb 27th-March 4th , 2016 ( Tour completed Smile)

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Destinations

On this safari you shall visit Kaziranga National Park for 4 nights, Nameri wildlife sanctuary for 2 nights, and day trip to Gibbon Sanctuary.

1.           Dates

Trip Starts from Guwahati at 11.30am on Feb 27th 2016 and ends at Guwahati, 3pm on March 4th 2016. Kindly book your travel to Guwahati from respective cities accordingly.

2.           Participants

This safari is for really for anyone who is serious, either about wildlife and nature photography, or about in-depth, intense and patient animal viewing. Each Vehicle will have maximum of four participants. We will have best guide in business, both at Nameri & Kaziranga.

3.           What we’ll see and photograph          

This trip will take us to one of the best wildlife photography destinations in India both for mammals & Birds. Kaziranga has unique ecosystem a savannah which will remind you of Serengeti. Kaziranga’s landscape has  riverine flood-formed lakes known as, beels , surrounded by marshland, grass lands with tall elephant grass which host large herbivores like, Asiatic elephant, Water buffalo, Swamp deer , hog deer, tiger & Leopard and the most famous one horned rhinoceros. We'll also seek opportunities to photograph the equally fascinating smaller creature like, otter, mongoose, monitor lizards, terrapin etc. The moist tropical forest of Kazirange will home of over 500 species of birds especially as we were traveling during winter bird migration time.  Kaziranga has more than 80 tiger but with ecosystem of tall grass which can merge even elephant in it, don’t expect an easy sighting. Kaziranga is paradise for large herbivores and Birds, I rate it as most well maintained and a must visit Park for each nature lover at least once. 

 

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Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary will be bonus during this trip, Gibbon WS is home of only ape “Hillock Gibbon” in India. Along with five other endemic primates: Pig-tailed macaque. Stump-tailed Macaque, Assamese Macaque, Capped Langur & Slow Loris.

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Nameri wildlife sanctuary is birders paradise; we will have opportunity to explore this pristine forest on foot with armed forest guard, walking along white sand of Jia Bhorali River which flows gently from eastern Himalayas to plains. Nameri is home for many rare & beautiful birds; we can easily count more than hundred of new species during this trip. We will try our luck with endangered & elusive white winged duck and look for photo opportunity of flying Greater & wreathed hornbill over Jia Bhorali River to their roosting place.

 

4.           Accommodation

In Kazirange NP, we'll stay at wildgrass resort (http://www.oldassam.com ) located near central zone, hence access to all three zones is easy. It has large garden with many native trees and flowering plants which attract many birds. Mr Manju Barua is true nature lover & his guides are excellent.

In Nameri WS, Nameri Eco Camp will be our base, a simple but excellent location. Log & bamboo huts surrounded by tall trees at walking distance from Jai Bhorali River. Another excellent place for lazy birders, you can see varieties of bird while walking in the camp area itself. They organise river rafting also.

5.           Detailed Program                              

Day

Date

Program

 

1

27/02/2016

We will meet up at Guawahti Airpot, those who coming by other means will also be picked up. Then we leave for Kaziranga NP, lunch on the way. After 4.5hr drive we will reach our Eco camp. Evening orientation and exploring surrounding.

2

28/02/2016

Early morning elephant ride followed by morning jeep safari in central zone with packed breakfast. Return to camp for lunch.  Afternoon jeep safari into western zone. Night at wildgrass.

3

29/02/2016

Morning jeep drive in eastern zone with packet breakfast. Lunch at camp. Afternoon jeep safari in western Zone. Night at wildgrass.

4

01/03/2016

With packed breakfast leave for Gibbon sanctuary about 90km. Half day in Gibbon WS. Lunch on the way. Afternoon jeep safari in eastern zone. Night at wildgrass.

5

02/03/2016

Morning jeep drive in central zone with packet breakfast.  Post safari drive to Nameri WS. Lunch at camp. Afteroon bird walk along Jia Bhorali. Night at Nameri camp.

6

03/03/2016

Early morning bird watching across river jia Bhoral for bird watching with packed breakfast.  Return for lunch to camp. Afternoon again bird watching along river. Night at Nameri Camp.

7

04/03/2016

Early morning bird watching across river jia Bhoral. Post breakfast drive to Kaziranga. 

 6.           Prices 

Price p/person (Indian)

INR 28,500.00

Single female supplementary room charges Rs 4000.00                                                                                                                                     

 The rate includes:

  • Accommodation on full board for 4 nights in wildgrass resort, double occupancy.
  • Accommodation on full board for 2 nights in Nameri Eco camp, double occupancy.
  • Transportation charges for day trip to Gibbon WS
  • Jeep safari with max 3 /4 people in one Vehicle.
  • Park fees & one elephant ride charges.

 The rate does not include:

  • Transportation charges between Guwahati to Kaziranga & return.
  • Mineral water, Drinks ( soft/ hard) and other extras in the lodges;
  • Travel expenses till Guwahati.
  • Any other item not expressly mentioned above.

Deposit of Non refundable Rs 10000 to be paid to confirm your seat. Remaining to be paid once we meet at Guwahati.  ( Kaziranga tour you can send your replacement , as safari will not be booked on individual names.)

Note: Kindly book following flight those who are coming from Bangalore, so that road transportation can be shared by all participants. Else one way taxi charges from Guwahati to Kaziranga will be approx Rs 5.5K

Bangalore- Guwahati:Indigo 6E-457 Dept:7.40am Arrival: 10.40am

Guwahati- Bangalore: Indigo 6E-458 Dept: 4.35pm, Arrival:7.50pm

Those arriving from different city, kindly reach around same time or arrive a day before and stay in Guwahati.

Testimonials


Spent a week with Yashpal rathore in Masai mara to witness the annual wildebeest migration in yr 2013. This was my first visit to the Mara, I opted for Yashpal as our mentor to see the Mara as he sees it. We stayed near the junction of the Talek and the Olare orok rivers right in the heart of the Mara in a small camp, comfortable and right in the heart of the action.

We were a group of four and Yashpal accompanied us to the safari and we driven by Simon, our Masai Guide. Usually the safaris were full day, every moment spend on safari was worthwhile, light was fantastic, wildlife was in abundance and Yashpal and Simon could be relied upon to place the vehicle in anticipation of a likely photo-opportunity.

I would have no hesitation to recommend Yashpal as a mentor for anybody planning to visit MARA, his organization Nature glimpses can be relied upon to give the highest level of customization possible in the most reasonable price. Yashpals planning and co-ordination with the local guides and camp managers was perfect and we were specially looked after, including a special Indian meal right in the heart of MARA under a starlit sky with the constant snorting of the Hippos in the pool below.

Dipanker Mazumdar (Architect), New Delhi  


I would like to take this opportunity & chance to thank Mr Yashpal Rathore, for such an amazing experience we had in Kaziranga last week ( Feb 2014). Everything was planned to minute detail and all the logistics were perfect. Timing was superb & we could easily record 40+ photographable species in birds & off course innumerable photo opportunities for mammals. Yashpal is a no nonsense guy, knowing him from last 2 years, I have understood that he organizes things only for serious nature photographers. I can vouch for the economics of the whole trip which was very reasonable....Cheers

Dr Eash Hoskote, Bangalore


I had my first tiger safari to Tadoba Tiger reserve with my friend last June 2013. We had awesome sighting and thanks Yashpal for great experience.

Madhusudan , Bangalore


We have been to Kenya on "Predators & Great migration 2013" trip to Kenya with Yashpal Rathore, what a memorable trip it was. Selection of camp and guide was excellent.  We wish to join him again next year. 

Anand Sachdeva (Architect) , New Delhi


I like travelling with you, as your trips are well planned and economical. I am Looking forward for next Kaziranga trip in Feb 2014.

S. R. Gopalan, Bangalore