Overview

Our short extension to Assam is a birding and wildlife tour that showcases Kaziranga National Park, arguably India’s most famous reserve, and Nameri National Park, one of the last areas where the highly endangered White-winged Duck can be observed. The vast swathe of swamps, grasslands and forests in Kaziranga support masses of large mammals, unrivaled anywhere else in Eurasia. The prehistoric Indian Rhinoceros is abundant and large numbers of wild Asian Buffalo, Asian Elephant and numerous deer including the rare Barasingha (Swamp Deer) can be seen. Predators include Tiger, Leopard and Dhole. The birding is equally superb and targets will include the endangered Greater Adjutant, White-winged Duck, Swamp Francolin and a variety of other exciting Asian specialties.

2023 Tour price is an estimate and will change. Tour dates could be adjusted.

Tour Facts Top Birds
White-winged Duck, Greater Adjutant, Swamp Francolin, Blossom-headed Parakeet, Chestnut-capped Babbler, Rosy Minivet, Pallas's and Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Greater & Indian Spotted Eagle, Pied Harrier, Blue-bearded Bee-eater, Brown Fish Owl, Great & Wreathed Hornbill, Small Pratincole, Great Stone-curlew, Sand Lark
Top Mammals
Indian Rhinoceros, Hoolock Gibbon, Barasingha (Swamp Deer) & Hog Deer, Asian Elephant, Asian Buffalo, an outside chance for (Bengal) Tiger
Habitats Covered
mixed broad-leaved woodland, pastures, wetlands, rivers
Expected Climate
hot and tropical, some rain could be expected
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader, 9 - 12 with 2 Rockjumper leaders
Tour Pace & Walking
moderate pace, undemanding walks, some long drives
Accommodation
good hotels and simple eco-camp
Ease of Birding
moderate with some difficult species
Number of Species Expected
230 - 260
Other Attractions
Assam mega-fauna
Photographic Opportunities
excellent
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David Erterius has an amazing memory for birds and bird calls. Our group had a variety of skills and interests, and he did a good job of balancing photographer's and birder's needs. As a birder with limited spotting skills, I especially appreciated his ability to get many of the birds in the scope and to give me special help when I was having trouble seeing the bird.

Greg de Klerk and David Erterius were great - super knowledgeable and really kind. You can tell that they both care about birds and their guests. I hope I can go on a Rockjumper tour with them again.

They were wonderful trips. Jim Corbett was especially wonderful. Sri Lanka was a very good trip, despite all the rain we had.

This was my first Rockjumper trip. I definitely will be a repeat customer. The booking process was easy and painless. The transport and hotel logistics during the trip were flawless. David Hoddinott and Ansar Khan were excellent guides and worked diligently to make sure we saw as many birds as possible.

We had a wonderful trip with Rich Lindie and Stephan Lorenz, and we would certainly be happy to travel with either of them again. They were both excellent with the birds, had a great sense of humour, and were helpful and patient when individuals required extra assistance. In addition to the birding, we enjoyed a long list of mammals sighted in the various national parks. The accommodations and meals were also very good.

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