Ultimate Big Cat Safari in India
25 days from £4500*
Wildlife Trails first visited Hemis National Park, Ladakh in 2012 and were astonished to see 7 Snow Leopards; including one feeding on a Blue Sheep kill. We then started regular Snow Leopard safaris in the month of February and all our groups have seen at least 2 Snow Leopards. We have been visiting Ranthambhore tiger sanctuary since 1997, so it makes sense due to its high density of tigers and logistical ease of getting there, to include this beautiful park as our location where we will enjoy multiple tiger safaris. From here just a daytime train journey and short vehicle transfer away is a location in southern Rajasthan, that has become world famous for seeing Asiatic Leopard. Finally we travel on to the beautiful Gir Forest, which holds the last remaining population of Asiatic Lions. So if Big Cats are a passion in your life, then join us on a once in a lifetime trip to see these incredible felines on our ultimate Big Cat safari.
This is a Private Tour
Arrive in Delhi and overnight at a mid-range hotel
Flight to Leh and overnight at simple ensuite guesthouse with central heating.
Full day to acclimitise; only short walk and moderate activity.
Two hour drive to start of trek and then 1-2 hour moderate walk into the camp.
Five full days focused on finding Snow Leopards; patience required for the hours of scanning mountains. Some of the hiking is steep and frozen river crossings can be slippy.
Beautiful walk into the Rhumbuk valley where you will overnight at a simple homestay.
Walk back down the valley then drive back to Leh and overnight at ensuite guesthouse
Morning flight back to Delhi and overnight at a mid-range hotel in the city.
Morning train to Ranthambhore and private transfer to Sherbagh tented camp. Afternoon jeep safari in Ranthambhore national park
Morning and afternoon jeep safaris in Ranthambhore. Private fort visit with packed lunch inbetween drives.
Two days of morning and afternoon jeep safaris in Ranthambhore.
Morning train to Jodhpur and visit to the Fort before driving to Leopards Lair. Evening drive for leopards
Two days of early morning and late afternoon jeep safaris (shared) looking for leopard, sloth bear, lesser cats and even hyena, also migratory birds and other wildlife
Early morning jeep safari then afternoon free to relax before your evening transfer to board the overnight sleeper train from nearby Falna to Rajkot (2nd class AC sleeper)
Morning arrival and transfer to the rustic ‘Gir Birding Lodge’ (approx 4 hours drive), arriving in time for a private afternoon jeep safari inside Sasan Gir Lion Sanctuary
Two days of morning and afternoon private jeep safaris inside Sasan Gir National Park
Morning private jeep safari inside Sasan Gir National Park before your transfer to Rajkot airport to connect with an evening flight to Mumbai, where you will stay overnight at ‘The Lalit’
Bid a fond farewell to India before your flight departure from Mumbai
Best Indian wildlife lodges: a mixutre of a small group snow leopard safari with custom extension, good quality tried and tested lodges, with upgrade options on request. All meals included at the Wildlife Lodges, breakfast only in Delhi.
Cost: from £4500 per person based on two sharing (excludes international flights)
Dates: 16th October 2015 to 15th June 2016
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* Based on 2 persons and not including flights