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

Glen Valentine
BG, Pvt Castleman India

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.

David Hoddinott
CH, India 2018

David Hoddinott is simply outstanding: Calm, focused, truly excellent knowledge of the birds, their calls and habits. He has a wonderful sense of humour, too.

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
KT, Birds & Tigers I

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
FG, India 2018

David Hoddinott was at his best even on new grounds full of lifers.

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 * USD1,532 * GBP1,261 * EUR1,450 * AUD2,400

Single Supplement: INR18,500 * USD222 * GBP183 * EUR210 * AUD348

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 * USD1,532 * GBP1,261 * EUR1,450 * AUD2,400

Single Supplement: INR18,500 * USD222 * GBP183 * EUR210 * AUD348

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 * USD2,403 * GBP1,978 * EUR2,275 * AUD3,764

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 * USD1,922 * GBP1,582 * EUR1,820 * AUD3,012

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