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.

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
6 with 1 Rockjumper leader & local leader
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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We really enjoyed both tours. The leader, Stephan Lorenz, was very helpful and worked hard to make the birding trips a success. We appreciated the local guides on both trips as well. They were all very good at getting the job done and making it all enjoyable and seamless. We always feel we are in good hands when we go on a Rockjumper tour.

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.

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.

Both David and Rajveer were excellent guides. In fact, it seemed at times as though they were able to summon animals.

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.

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
2022 DEPARTURES
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