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.
*2024 Prices are estimated and dates may change*
White-winged Duck; Greater Adjutant; Swamp Francolin; Blossom-headed Parakeet; Chestnut-capped Babbler; Rosy Minivet; Pallas's & Grey-headed Fish Eagles; Greater & Indian Spotted Eagles; Pied Harrier; Blue-bearded Bee-eater; Brown Fish Owl; Great & Wreathed Hornbills; 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
comfortable 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
good to excellent
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.
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.
RBT guide, David Erterius, and local guide, Ansar Khan, were excellent! Their birding skills were off the charts, and were always mindful that all participants saw the bird whenever possible. They were a great team and always made sure that all went smoothly.
David Erterius is an absolute delight. Our group was unanimous in its respect for his exceptional birding skills, tirelessness, even temper and sense of humour. I especially appreciated that he always let us know what the plans were, and was most considerate of our needs (birds and otherwise), and our comfort. I look forward to an opportunity to travel with him again.
David Hoddinott was at his best even on new grounds full of lifers.