Duration: 11 days
Location: Kaziranga and Manas National Parks
Price: £2495, single supplement £495

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This tour allows ample opportunity to explore the treasures of Kaziranga National Park and Manas biosphere reserve and UNESCO world heritage site. In addition to the vast numbers of one-horned rhinos which can be seen on the plains, the region is home to rarities like pygmy hog, hispid hare, golden langur and bengal florican.

This 16-day tour covers some of Assam’s key sites for observing the wildlife of its rich plains and forests. Assam’s parks are India’s answer to the Serengeti, with vast numbers of ungulates present at some sites.

Kaziranga National Park

Aside from water buffalo, bison, elephant, one-horned rhino, hog deer and soft-ground barasingha, there are good chances of tiger sightings in mid February as burning of vegetation greatly improves visibility. Asian short-clawed otters are seen relatively easily here and almost 500 bird species have been recorded in Kaziranga alone.

Manas Biosphere Reserve

anas Biosphere reserve offers the peace and tranquility that few other Indian parks can match and in addition to the species found in Kaziranga, it is home to the critically endangered bengal florican, pygmy hog, hispid hare and golden langur. Another unique aspect of a visit here is the night drives which are offered and enable the visitor a chance to sight some nocturnal species.

At some point during the tour, a presentation will be given on tips and techniques to improve your photography and get the most out of your time in the field.

Optional Extensions

Bandhavgarh National Park

After a transit night in Delhi, you will proceed to Bandhavgarh National Park, arguably the best location in the world for sighting tigers in the wild. You will spend 4 nights here, before returning to the capital for your international flight home.

Primates of Assam

For this 2-night extension you will need to leave your home country 2 days prior to the start of ‘Assam Plains’. You will be taken to 3 sites enabling you to site upto 8 species of primates including the critically endangered Western hoolock gibbon.

Taj Mahal

An extension to this world heritage site adds 1 night to the duration of the tour. It is visited by road from the capital, Delhi.

All of wildlife holidays are covered by Financial Failure Insurance so that all monies paid to us are protected in the event of insolvency.

Itinerary

Day 1:Depart home country
Day 2:Arrive Kolkata, air transfer to Guwahati and by road to Kaziranga
Day 3-5:Kaziranga National Park
Day 6:Transfer to Manas Biosphere Reserve
Day 7-9:Manas Biosphere Reserve
Day 10:Transfer to Guwahati for flight to Kolkata and onward international flight
Day 11:Arrive home country

Testimonials

‘our leader was very knowledgeable, patient and a great guide to all the animals and birds’ MK, Surrey

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