India wildlife tour of Gujurat, with Sasan Gir for lions and Velavadar and Kutch for wolves.
13 days from £2890*
India wildlife tour visiting Gujurat for Lions, Wolf and Hyena
Despite its arid appearance the Little Rann of Kutch is home to a variety of spectacular wildlife, including the last surviving herd of Asiatic Wild Ass in India. Just 3000 animals remain in this tiny enclave which they share with Nilgai (India’s largest antelope), Blackbuck, Chinkara, Hyenas, Wolves, Jackals, and Foxes. Velavadar National Park is one of the smallest of India’s National Parks but offers a great deal for the discerning wildlife enthusiast. The park was specifically designated for the conservation of the once endangered Blackbuck Antelope, and is without doubt the best place to see this noble animal. With no other large predators the park also has a thriving Striped Hyena and Indian Wolf population and offers unparalleled opportunities to observe these rarely sighted canids. Velavadar also offers significant birding highlights, most notably the thousands of Pallid, Marsh, and Montagu’s Harriers that winter here each year, and a sizeable lake frequented by flamingos, pelicans, herons, and other waders and waterfowl. This is an Indian wildlife tour for those looking to take the path less travelled and who enjoy a variety of wildlife, including unique mammals and birds.
Although rather out on a limb relative to the more famous Indian wildlife parks in the north and centre of the country, Gir is a special park and the last stronghold of one of the rarest and most endangered big cats in the world: the Asiatic Lion. Add to that one of the highest densities of Leopards found in India and the chance to explore the little visited state of Gujurat, rich in history and culture and you have several reasons to make this your next India wildlife tour.
This is a Private Tour
Your India wildlife tour starts with a meet in greet in Mumbai and transfer for flight to Ahmedabad, overnight at the ‘Lemon Tree’
morning tour of the city’s historic and cultural highlights before the drive to ‘Rann Riders’, Desada, your base to explore the Little Rann of Kutch
3 & 4
full day to explore Kutch and surrounding villages with guide, by jeep, on foot or camel
morning transfer to ‘Blackbuck Lodge’ near Bhavnagar, visiting Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary en route. Afternoon priavte jeep safari inside Velavadar National Park
6 & 7
morning OR afternoon private jeep safaris inside Velavadar National Park (1 entrty included each day), rest of day for local explorations
transfer by road to ‘Gir Birding Lodge’ in time for an afternoon priavte jeep safari inside Sasan Gir
three days of morning and afternoon priavte jeep safaris
morning private jeep safari inside Sasan Gir National Park and later transfer to Rajkot for flight to Mumbai, overnight at ‘The Lalit’
when appropriate you will be transferred to Mumbai international airport to connect with your flight home. End of your India wildlife tour.
Best Indian wildlife lodges: a private tour throughout, good quality tried and tested lodges, with upgrade options on request. All meals included at the wildlife lodges, breakfast only in Ahmedabad and Mumbai.
Cost: from £2890 per person based on two sharing (excludes international flights)
Dates: 15th October 2016 to 30th June 2017
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* Based on 2 persons and not including flights