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
Tour Route Map Route Map Client Testimonials

The Andaman Islands were a first for RockJumper and a first for David Hoddinott. It was an incredible experience and also exciting to share the first of all new endemics  with David .

Clayton was friendly, informative and fun.... Very athletic and cheerful. Find him to be a wonderful guide.

This was a great trip. A terrific itinerary and we saw lots of birds and we saw tigers at Ranthambhore and Corbett. Glen and [the local leader] were excellent guides—great spotting skills, and they made sure everyone saw the bird. The logistics worked very well because Glen and [the local leader] were a great team.

I just have to write and tell you how much I enjoyed the N. India trip and how superb the leaders are... You know that, you only have world class guides. The last two days made the trip 'beyond expectations' with the birds we saw in Saital… Erik and Rich worked so well together and both are so funny, such a great combination. I especially have to thank Rich for taking pictures for me: I can immediately tell which ones he took: they make clear memories that are memorable…. With much gratitude to RBT for bringing birds and mammals into my life.

Dear Erik, Thanks for the trip report of a fantastic tour. Wow, what an experience and I am so glad we did it – most importantly with Rockjumper. Everything was taken care of and we moved smoothly from one place to the next with no problems (well none that we knew of!) All the best!

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