16 day safari

Prices from

£3350

Excluding international flights

Tour Highlights

Chance to see Aisatic Lions at Gir

Good chance for Indian Wolf at Velvador

Unique desert habitat and culture in the Kutch

India wildlife holiday can be tailored to your needs

India is famous in wildlife circles as the place to see wild tigers, but is also home to some lesser known but even rarer and more endangered species like the Asiatic Lion, Asiatic Wild Ass, and Great Indian Bustard. India also boasts an impressive array of canids including the Striped Hyena, Indian Wolf, Jackal, Indian Fox, and Desert Fox. This bespoke Gujarat wildlife holiday will take you to an India which few explore and will reward you with rare wildlife, stunning landscapes and a tribal culture that shines brightly in the desert.

    When to go:
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct

Best time to visit - APR

Safari Style: SMALL GROUP

Day 1

Gujurat wildlife tour starts at Divans Bungalow in Divan's Bungalow Ahmedabad
Arrive into Ahmedabad and overnight at a heritage hotel
You will be met on arrival at Ahmedabad international airport and transferred to the heart of the fascinating old tour where you will stay at a beautifully restored 150 year old mansion. You will hopefully have time in the afternoon to visit some of the city's famous sights (we can arrange extra night and activities if required)

Accommodation : Divans heritage bungalow

Day 2

Gujarat wildlife holiday photo of flamingos
Drive from Ahmedabad to to the Little Rann of Kutch
After breakfast you will visit the Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary-a Ramsar site that attracts a variety and of waterfowl, waders, cranes and other winter migrant species. Continue onwards to the ‘Rann Riders’ near Zainabad, where you will enjoy a safari in the Little Rann of Kutch

Accommodation : Rann Raiders

Days 3&4

Indian wildlife holiday photo of a group of wild ass in little rann of kutch
Two full days to explore Kutch and surrounding villages
Full day to explore Kutch and surrounding villages by jeep, with packed lunch and expert guide accompanying you. This is one of the most fascinating wildlife and cultural locations in western India and we will hope to see rare wildlife, such as Wild Ass (herds up to 30 individuals), Indian Gazelle, Indian Fox, Jackal and if we are very luck, Wolf. Rare birds found here include the houbara bustard, spotted and Indian sand grouse, and francolin partridge.

Day 5

India wildlife tour to the Rann of Kutch photo of a jungle cat
Long drive west to Nakhatrana
After breakfast you will drive to Nakhatrana (a journey of approximately 6-7 hours with packed lunch), check in at the ‘Infinty Rann of Kutch’, west of Bhuj. In the evening you will visit the Banni Grasslands looking for the Lesser Bandicoot Rats; also a chance to see Jackal, Jungle Cat and Caracal

Accommodation : Infinity Rann of Kutch

Days 6&7

Best places to see Great Indian Bustard
Two full days exploring the
Full day in the deserts and salt marshes of the Great Rann of Kutch. Chances for Great Indian bustard, Grey Hypocolius, Desert warbler and Stoliczkas Bushchat. You will also have a chance to see Desert Cat, Caracal, Hyena and Wolf.

Day 8

Best Gujarat wildlife holiday photo of Jamnagar
Great Rann of Kutch to Jamnagar
After breakfast you will transferred to Jamnagar (a journey of approximately 6-7 hours), stopping as you wish for example to explore the city of Bhuj, and some of the smaller temple towns en route.

Accommodation : Hotel Fortune Palace

Day 9

best Indian birding tours photo of a crab plover at Narara Marine national park
Visit Narara Marine National Park
Early morning visit to the Khijadia Bird Sanctuary, we will try to find are Crab Plover, Eurasian oyster catcher, Black necked stork , Black necked grebe, Great crested grebe, Indian skimmer. Encompassing seasonal freshwater bodies, saltpans, mudflats and mangroves, a breeding ground of many wetland birds and later to the Narara Marine National Park, India’s first marine sanctuary, consisting of an archipelago of 42 islands, coral reefs and mangrove forest.

Day 10

Photo of Gir birding lodge our choice for your Indian wildlife tour visiting Sasan Gir
Jamnagar to Sasan Gir
After breakfast you will be driven to ‘Gir Birding Lodge’ (a journey of approximately 5 hours, stopping as you wish), passing near Junagadh and Girnar Hill. Late afternoon jeep safari inside Sasan Gir National Park

Accommodation : Gir Birding Lodge

Days 11&12

Sasan gir wildlife tour to see asiatic lions
Two full days of private jeep safaris in Gir
Two days of early mornings and afternoon jeep safaris in this famous lion sanctuary. Despite the lion population increasing significantly in recent years they are not always easy to find, as they are well camouflaged and only exist in small prides compared to African lions. Sasan Gir has also been an excellent place to see leopards in the heat of the summer, but that dynamic may change with the increase in lions.

Day 13

Best wildlife lodges in India photo of Black Buck lodge
Drive from Sasan Gir to Velvadar
Morning jeep safari inside Sasan Gir National Park. Later you will be driven to the ‘Blackbuck Lodge’ (a journey of approximately 4-5 hours), which will be your base for visits to the grasslands habitat of Velavadar national park.

Accommodation : Black Buck Lodge

Day 14

Best India wildlife holidays photo of Black Buck antelope
Morning and afternoon private safaris
Morning and afternoon jeep safari inside Velavadar National Park (two entries included), which was specifically designated for the preservation of Blackbuck Antelope, but which also offers outstanding opportunities to observe the rarely seen Hyena and Indian Wolf. Birding highlights include thousands of visiting Pallid, Marsh, and Montagu’s Harriers, and a lake frequented by flamingos, pelicans, herons, and other waders

Day 15

Best Gujarat wildlife safari tours photo of an Indian fox
Velavadar to Ahmedabad
After breakfast you will be driven back toward Ahmedabad (a journey of approximately 3-4 hours). Check into your beautiful heritage hotel with the afternoon free for further exploration of this vibrant and colourful city.

Day 16

Transfer to Ahmedabad international airport
Sadly, we have come to the end of your Indian wildlife holiday, although longer stays in India are our speciality and we would be delighted to suggest some wildlife, cultural or relaxation extension to this bespoke Gujarat wildlife safari.

Pricing Info & Dates

Cost £3350 based on two people sharing and not including flights

Valid for travel from March 2021 until November 2022

Includes:

  • £100 donation to the Tiger Trails Foundation
  • All meals at wildlife lodges
  • Breakfast only in Ahmedabad
  • All transfers, tours and safaris as listed
  • Services of an expert naturalist

Excludes

  • International Flights and travel insurance
  • Visa Costs
  • Personal drinks
  • Gratuities and Tips

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