7 day safari

Prices from

£1470

Excluding international flights

Tour Highlights

  • Chance to see tigers and rhino in the same park
  • Incredible park for raptors and waders
  • Easy to add on extension to Gibbon Sanctuary
  • Less tourists visit the North East

Rhinos and Tigers of Kaziranga National Park

In terms of timing Kaziranga has a relatively short season compared to the north and central parks; it reopens after the monsoon in November and closes at the end of April.  The main migratory bird season is mid-November to late February.  During late December and early January the early morning chill can result in some rather misty conditions that can hamper wildlife viewing (lifted by midday), and Christmas/ New Year is best avoided due to increased domestic and international visitors.  During January the process of grass burning begins, working on contained patches the elephant grass (and any invading trees) are burned, so for a short time mammals become more visible as they graze and move more openly on the new growth but within a few months it regains its enveloping height, meanwhile vegetation levels in the forest and riverine areas become more sparse. So on balance the best times can be mid-November to mid-December (if birds have a strong appeal) or mid February to late March (for increased mammal visibility) – the rhinos can be seen in all months.

When to Go:
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Best time to visit -

FEB

Safari Style -

Bespoke Wildlife

DAY 1

ARRIVE INTO KOLKATA AND OVERNIGHT

On arrival at Kolkata international you will be met and transferred to ‘The Pride Plaza’ hotel’ for your overnight accommodation. If you have an early arrival into Kolkata; then we would prefer to drive you into the heart of the city and provide you with options for walking/tram tours that can be tailored to your interests. These can include visits to local markets, food, architecture and history.

Accommodation : Pride Plaza Hotel

DAY 2

FLY FROM KOLKATA TO GUWAHATI. SHORT DRIVE TO KAZIRANGA.

transfer to Kolkata domestic airport to connect with the morning flight to Guwahati. You will be met at the airport and driven to the ‘Infinity Kaziranga Resort’ (a journey of approximately 4-5 hours), rest of afternoon free for birding on foot around the lodge grounds (safari not possible due to late arrival), or consider a visit to a nearby tribal village with a lodge guide

Accommodation : Infinity Kaziranga Resort

DAY 3

FULL DAY OF SAFARI ACTIVITIES IN KAZIRANGA

Wildlife Trails have been visiting Kaziranga national park since 2002, so we understand in minute detail, the very different scenery and wildlife opportunities accessible from the different access gates – there are 4 of them at Kaziranga. Our focus will therefore be lots of early starts with our private naturalist and choosing which gates to visit based on wildlife sighting reports and interests of our guests. Today we will enter through the western gate.

Accommodation : Infinity Kaziranga Resort

DAY 4

JEEP SAFARIS THROUGH THE CENTRAL GATE

Today we may choose to focus on the central zone of Kaziranga; which is just a short drive from our well located wildlife lodge. Over the years the central zone has established itself as one of the best areas for tiger sightings.

Accommodation : Infinity Kaziranga Resort

DAY 5

PRIVATE JEEP SAFARIS THROUGH THE EASTERN GATE

Today, we discover a very different side of Kaziranga national park, with a journey through the eastern gate; which with special permission can go all the way to the beautiful banks of the Brahmaputra river – where River Dolphins can be sighted. This is a hotspot for sightings of smooth coated otters. There are also some huge lakes which during the winter months are full of waders; it really is a spectacular sight.

Accommodation : Infinity Kaziranga Resort

DAY 6

FINAL MORNING SAFARI BEFORE FLIGHT BACK TO KOLKATA.

Early morning jeep safari inside Kaziranga National Park (with your bags packed and ready for an earlier start to the airport), followed by transfer to Jorhat (a journey of approximately 1-2 hours) to connect with the afternoon flight to Kolkata. Overnight again at the Pride Plaza.

Accommodation : Pride Plaza Hotel

DAY 7

SADLY, IT'S TIME TO FINISH YOUR KAZIRANGA SAFARI AND FLY HOME.

Pricing Info & Dates

Costs £1470 based on two people sharing and not including flights. Tours taken from October 2020 to June 2021

Includes:

  • £100 donation to the Tiger Trails Foundation
  • Private safaris throughout
  • All meals at wildlife lodges
  • All transfers and safaris as listed
  • Services of an expert naturalist

Excludes:

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

Tour Route Map

What

Our Clients Say About Us

★★★★★
Outstanding from planning, throughout the whole trip and home again

We had a 13 day tour to India, mostly wildlife as this was what we wanted and a little element of city & culture. Day in Delhi staying at the Imperial, apart from noisy traffic getting to the el it was an iconic place to be, so much hitory and staff who had been there 30yrs and proud of what they did. then onto 5 days at Ranthambor - 2 incredible Tiger sightings with so many other species, onto Agra and the Taj Mahal and then the Saptura National Park. Great time was taken in the planning, we were given lots of options as to how to make the trip up including time of year and how to maximize wildlife sighting.

BySarah
★★★★★
A truly stunning holiday, wildlife and photography experience

Three weeks in India with the fantastic wildlife photographer and teacher, Trai Anfield, concentrating on finding and photographing tiger and leopard, as well as experiencing all the cultural ders of this extraordinary country. The trip exceeded all expectations. We stayed in a wonderful selection of safari lodges, tented camps, forts and palaces, experienced the food and customs of the regions, visited and spent time with the local people and were in Udaipur to celebrate the paint festival, Holi. Out of all the game drives we did over the three weeks, on only two did we return without having seen either tiger or leopard. A truly outstanding experience in every respect, made even more special by the dedication of Trai Anfield to make sure that her clients had the best possible tuition and opportunities to take the photograph of a lifetime. Excellent in every respect. Everything worked perfectly. The booking arrangements, information and assistance before the trip, local guides and local arrangements all worked extremely well and the trip content, compiled in collaboration with Trai Anfield, was outstandingly brilliant.

ByAndrew and Nichola
★★★★★
Fantastic Trip to India with Wildlife Trails

We have recently returned from a 16-night trip to India, organised by Wildlife Trails. It was a tailored trip, encompassing safari in Kaziranga and Corbett with city breaks in Mumbai, Kolkata and hi to catch some IPL cricket. Essentially we were on a 16-night, 5 centre itinerary, no more than 3 nights in any one location, involving many and varied transfers by road, rail and air. The chaos which characterises India, and is certainly part of its charm, can cause frustration for travellers – unless they are travelling with Wildlife Trails, who have partnered with ground agents in India who have the knack of short-circuiting the chaos and arriving everywhere with comfortable punctuality, every time. A thoroughly professional service, enabling our party of 4 to fully enjoy the wonderful experiences India has to offer. We had dedicated wildlife drivers/guides during our stays at both Kaziranga and Corbett – in both cases they were very friendly, we were very well looked after by them, and they greatly enriched our experience of the wildlife. We were blessed with tiger sightings at both Kaziranga (2 different tigers on 2 different days!) and Corbett – where we close enough to the tiger to consider it an encounter rather than a sighting. And Rhino galore (including being amongst a sizeable herd on elephant safari), and wild elephant galore, and deer, and monkeys, and fabulous birds. Accommodation at both National Parks was very good, as were the meals. During our city breaks we had guided tours of each city. Our guides were all punctual, very knowledgeable and friendly – our experience of all 3 cities was certainly enriched by our guides. The agents and drivers who assisted with our transfers to and from airports and railways stations were unfailingly polite and helpful – we were delivered to our seats on the train in Kolkata and met at the carriage door when we arrived 19 hours later in Delhi. Kirsty from Wildlife Trails worked with us over several iterations of our itinerary – always offering positive suggestions and responding promptly and fully to our questions. Putting the trip together with Wildlife Trail was a pleasure in itself – and I’m very happy and impressed to be able to say that everything went according to plan. We would all four have no hesitation in recommending Wildlife Trails to anyone considering a wildlife adventure in India.

ByDave and Alison
★★★★★
Our 1st time to Kipling Camp, amazing holiday

WE had 2 nights in Delhi at Claridges, perfect as always, 3 nights at Kipling Camp,excellent staff, guide, rooms and best of all picnic by the river to bath the beautiful 'Tara' the phant. Went on to Bandhavgargh 'Bandhav Villas' where we have stayed 5 times, treated like Royalty, the rooms have been upgraded, 6* service and most of all 22 Tiger sightings including mother and 3 cubs, wild dogs and other wild life. What else can one ask for? We have used 'Wildlife Trails' now for at least 7 times. They are very knowledgeable, flexible, good listeners as to what you want to do/see, have really become our 'travel friends'. They arranged tours to India, Sri Lanka and Tanzania for us. They have give an excellent service and have good 'local partners' to be there for you.

BySarah and Klaus
★★★★★
An excellent way to see iconic & endangered Indian wildlife.

It was a great itinerary that allowed us to see all the iconic and unique wildlife of India in the company of excellent guides, thoughtful drivers and accommodation hosts. In Gujarat we saw wild , birdlife including migrating bar headed geese, asiatic lions - which are not as easy to see as you might think and need persistence, Black buck, Indian wolf & jungle cat with leopard, tiger and a very fast moving sloth bear in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. The accomodation was excellent particularly Blackbuck Lodge @ Velavadar and Reni Pani @ Saptura and everywhere had top notch hospitality. Travel was by car, train and plane - travelling in India takes some acclimatisation but the drivers and meet & greet guides were very professional and made it as easy as they could! overall it was a well put together holiday which flowed and allowed us to experience India and Indian wildlife at its best. Very efficient and put together; a well thought through itinerary.

ByJulie