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Wildlife Tours / Trips

Land of Heavy-weight Herbivores & Feathered Beauties-2018

5 Days /4 Nights Photography tour at Kaziranga National Park

Destinations: On this safari you shall visit Kaziranga National Park for 4 night and day trip to Gibbon Sanctuary.

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Rhino with young calf, early morning elphant ride is good way to watch Rhino upclose

1.           Dates

Trip Starts from Guwahati at 11.30am on March 29th 2018 and ends at Guwahati, 3pm on April 2nd 2018. 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 at 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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Elephant Herd feeding on fresh grass along Beel.

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 Wild Water Buffalo wading through water at Sunset

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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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.

5.           Detailed Program                              

Day

Date

Program

 

1

29/03/2018

We will meet up at Guwahati Airport, 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

30/03/2018

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 resort.

3

31/03/2018

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

4

01/04/2018

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 resort.

5

02/04/2018

Morning jeep drive in central zone with packet breakfast.  Post safari drive to Guwahati. 

 6.           Prices 

Cost per person sharing row of  Gypsy (for Indian)                                                                  INR 19,500
Cost per person , Full row of Gypsy (for Indian)  INR 23,500
Single supplementary room charges  INR 4000

Rate includes:

  • Accommodation on full board for 4 nights in wildgrass resort, 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.

 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 5000 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.)

Important Note: 

  1. Kindly book early morning flight to Guwahati, such that everyone arrive around 10-11am, so that transportation cost to Kaziranga can we shared among participants. Innova (MUV) charges from Guwahati to Kaziranga will be approx. Rs 5.5K
  2. Someone carrying long lenses ( 500mm/600mm) or more then 2 DSLR cameras, I will suggest to get full row of Gypsy.

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Assamese roof turtle basking in sunlight

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Rhino mother & Calf feeding on fresh grass at sunset

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