Wild Adventures of Assam

Dibrugarh - Dibru Saikhowa - Panidihing - Gibbon -  Kaziranga - Nameri - Manas - Guwahati-  (Deepor Beel Lake) - Pobitora - Guwahati

(A fifteen day tour in the wilds of Assam covering 04 national parks and 04 wildlife sanctuaries 02 of which are wetland eco system.)

Day 01: Dibrugarh--Dibru Saikhowa National Park (01 hr):

Upon arrival at Dibrugarh airport you will be welcomed by our tour manager. Later transfer to Dibru- Saikhowa National Park which is one of the two bio-sphere reserves in Assam. The 340 sq.km Dibru-Saikhowa National Park consisting of extensive grassland, swamp forest and shallow water bodies is located in between the mighty Brahmaputra river and the Dibru river. Over 300 species of birds have been recorded. Dibru-Saikhowa N.P. Situated in the Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts of Eastern Assam, is just 13 km. off Tinsukia town.

Famed for the feral horse the park also has mammals like Tiger, Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Elephant, Sambar, Slow Loris, Asiatic Water Buffalo, Capped Langur, Indian Wild Dog etc. One can see the Gangetic Dolphins in the Brahmaputra and the Dibru rivers.

Overnight at a lodge by the river side.

Day 02: Dibru- Saikhowa: Trek: Kolomi camp and back.

Day 03: Dibru- Saikhowa: Trek: Maguri beel, Dighal Tarang and back.

Day 04: Dibru Saikhowa-Jorhat (03 hr) via Panidihing Bird Sanctuary:

Transfer to Panidihing Bird Sanctuary in Sivasagar district. Panidihing is an extensive water body where one can see several species of birds. Panidihing, located on the southern bank of the river Brahmaputra in the Sivasagar district, is a rich wetland eco-system covering an area of 33.93 sq.km. It is a paradise of both migratory and resident birds with 165 species of birds recorded so far. There is a quite high concentration of geese and ducks in the sanctuary. There is also large number of fish and frog species in the sanctuary.

From Panidihing transfer to Jorhat. Overnight at hotel New Park or similar.

Day 05: Jorhat-Gibbon WLS –Kaziranga National Park (02 hr 30 min.):

Early morning we take a short drive to Gibbon Wild life sanctuary. This small sanctuary covering an area of 20.98 sq km. is located in Jorhat district. It consists of semi-evergreen and evergreen forests surrounded by tea gardens and human settlements. The list of mammals include Elephant, Tiger, Leopard, Pangolin, Barking deer, Sambar, Slow loris, Jungle cat, Indian Civet, Malayan Giant Squirrel, Wild pig, Hoolock Gibbon, Assamese macaque, Pig-tailed macaque, Rhesus macaque, Stump-tailed macaque, Capped langur etc. The sanctuary is also home to a good number of bird and reptile species.

We have a trek in the sanctuary.

Later transfer to Project Tiger Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the home to the endangered one horned rhinoceros (2048 rhinos as per 2009 census). Besides, the park has several species of mammals and birds. The park has 70% of the world population of the Asiatic Water Buffalos and the Eastern Swamp Deer. The Park has the highest density of the endangered Royal Bengal Tigers in India with a number of 32 tigers per 100 sq.km against 20 in Corbet NP as per a census report in April, 2010. Amongst birds, the park has 25 globally threatened bird species.

Overnight at Wild Grass Resort/Dhanshree Resort/Bonhabi Resort.

Day 06: Kaziranga NP:

02 Jeep safaris (Central and western ranges).

Day 07: Kaziranga NP:

Early morning elephant safari for 01 hr followed by 02 Jeep safaris (Eastern and western ranges).

Day 08: Kaziranga NP:

Early morning elephant safari for 01 hr followed by 02 Jeep safaris (Burhapahar and central ranges).

Day 09: Kaziranga NP-Nameri NP (02 hr):

Early morning soft trek at Panbari reserve for the Hoolock Gibbon, the only ape found in India. Later after lunch transfer to Nameri National Park, a Project Tiger contiguous with Pakke Tiger Reserve and Eagle nest WLS of Western Arunachal.

Covering an area of 200 sq km Nameri National Park, located at the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, is the best place to see the very rare and elusive White-winged Wood Duck. The sparkling river Jia Bhoroli, which is ideal for rafting and angling, flows down by the National Park adding a unique charm to it. The habitat consists of tropical evergreen, semi evergreen, moist deciduous forests with cane and bamboo brakes and narrow strips of open grassland along rivers. Nameri along with adjacent Pakke and neighbouring Eaglenest Wild Life Sanctuaries of Western Arunachal protect about 1300 sq.km of great bio-diversity.

The park abounds in tiger, elephant, leopard, clouded leopard, Indian Bison, pangolin, Indian Wild Dog, civet cat, capped langur, jackel, sambar, barking deer etc.

Overnight at Eco Camp, a camp resort.

Day 10: Nameri National Park:

Early morning enjoy this park on foot. Later gear up for an inflatable rubber dinghy ride on the sparkling river Jiabhoroli which forms the western boundary to the park.

Day 11: Nameri NP –Manas NP (07 hr):

Transfer to UNESCO World Heritage Site and Project Tiger Manas NP which is a bio sphere reserve.
Manas National Park is one of the most fascinating National Parks in India and the home to some rare mammals like the Golden Langur, Hispid Hare and the Pygmy Hog. The Golden Langur, a blond species of the Langurs is more common in forests on the Bhutanese side .The Hispid Hare or Assamese Rabbit is darker brown than the Black- Napped Hare, and is covered in coarse bristly hair.

The pygmy hog, a small hairy version of the wild boar with a more attenuated snout and rounded rear is found nowhere else in the world. Both the Hispid Hare and the Pygmy Hog inhabit thatch- scrub and grassland and were thought extinct until rediscovered in 1971. Other mammals include Wild Buffalo, Indian Bison, Elephant, Rhino, Tiger, Hog Deer, Sambar, Barking Deer, Swamp Deer, Spotted Deer, Himalayan Bear, Wild Boar, Leopard, and Clouded Leopard etc.

Manas has survived decades of insurgency and it was recently re opened to visitors. But the Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros has become extinct here and recently some rhinos are reintroduced. Consisting of grassland, dry and moist deciduous and also rain forests, Manas has an area of 520 sq km and with the Bhutanese govt. protecting the Bhutanese side of the jungle there is a stretch of about 3500 sq km of protected area on both sides of the border.

Manas has recorded 380 species or more birds.

Overnight at Bansbari Lodge or similar.

Day 12: Manas NP: Elephant safari followed by jeep safari.

Day 13: Manas NP: Elephant safari followed by jeep safari.

Day 14: Manas NP-Guwahati (04 hr):

Transfer to Guwahati. Visit Deeporbeel bird sanctuary in the afternoon. Overnight at Brahmaputra Jungle Resort.

Day 15: Guwahati-Pobitora WLS-Guwahati airport (02 hr):

Early morning have a short drive to visit Pobitora Wild Life Sanctuary close to Guwahati. This small sanctuary of 38.81 sq km is known for having the world’s highest density of one horned rhinoceros. The vegetation comprises of Assam Alluvial Grassland and hilly forests. The sanctuary is listed as an Important Bird Area.

As per an estimation in April, 2006 a total of 81 rhinos were sighted at Pobitora. The list of other mammals includes Leopard, Leopard cat, Fishing cat, Jungle cat, feral buffalo, Wild pig, Chinese pangolin etc. A total of 375 species of both resident and migratory birds of 46 families have been recorded so far with 14 listed in the Indian Red Data Book. Apart from these, 27 species of reptiles and 9 species of amphibians have been recorded. The wetlands of Pobitora also support a variety of fishes.

Enjoy an elephant safari followed by a jeep safari. Later after lunch transfer to Guwahati airport to catch the late afternoon flight to Delhi.

The end of the tour.

 TOUR PRICE
Groups (4 persons & above) per head EURO 1800

Price includes: All transfers, accommodations on twin sharing, meals, safari charges, boat charges at Dibru-saikhowa, rafting charges at Nameri, entry fees, guide charges, driver charges, Service Tax to Govt. of India etc.

Price does not include:
Camera fees, Any Insurance Cover, Expenses arising out of sudden extension of the tour due to natural calamities or political strike & any expenses of personal nature such as tips, drinks etc.

Season of Visit : October - April

Prices quoted valid until April, 2017

 
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