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.

Top Birds

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


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

What our clients say about us

Richard Lindie
LC & PD, Northern India 2017

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.

David Erterius
BH, Northern India

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.

David Erterius
CR & LR, Northern India

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
BB, Birds & Tigers I

David was an excellent leader with exceptional birding skills. He was very attentive and helpful in handling both the birding and the logistics. In addition to his birding and guiding skills, David is also very personable and easy to talk to. I would definitely go on another trip with him as a guide.

David Hoddinott
SS, India 2018

David Hoddinott is wonderful and a great leader.

India - Assam Extension I 2024

13 Mar 2024 - 17 Mar 2024 (5 days)

INR127,500 - 1 Space Available


Tour Leader: Glen Valentine


Tour Leader: Keith Valentine

Tour price (Per person): INR127,500 * USD1,535 * GBP1,252 * EUR1,447 * AUD2,364

Single Supplement: INR18,500 * USD223 * GBP182 * EUR210 * AUD343

India - Assam Extension II 2024

08 Apr 2024 - 11 Apr 2024 (4 days)

INR127,500 - No Spaces Available


Tour Leader: Glen Valentine

Tour price (Per person): INR127,500 * USD1,535 * GBP1,252 * EUR1,447 * AUD2,364

Single Supplement: INR18,500 * USD223 * GBP182 * EUR210 * AUD343

India - Assam Extension (Small Group) 2025

17 Feb 2025 - 22 Feb 2025 (6 days)

INR200,000 - Spaces Available


Tour Leader: Erik Forsyth

Pricing notes : *Prices are estimated and dates may change*

Tour price (Per person): INR200,000 * USD2,408 * GBP1,964 * EUR2,269 * AUD3,709

India - Assam Extension 2025

13 Dec 2025 - 18 Dec 2025 (6 days)

INR160,000 - Spaces Available


Tour Leader: Gregory de Klerk


Tour Leader: Michael Meidlinger

Pricing notes : *Prices are estimated and dates may change*

Tour price (Per person): INR160,000 * USD1,927 * GBP1,571 * EUR1,815 * AUD2,967

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