Bi-monthly Programme September-October 2016
Vol. 4, Issue 6.
Thailand- Central and North
With over 30% area under forest and over a 1000 species of birds Thailand is a wild enthusiast’s paradise. Thailand comprises of several distinct geographic regions, partly corresponding to the provincial groups. The north of the country is the mountainous area of the Thai highlands, with the highest point being Doi Inthanon in the Thanon Thong Chai Range. The centre of the country is dominated by the predominantly flat Chao Phraya river valley, which runs into the Gulf of Thailand.
Kaeng Krachan National Park:Kaeng Krachan National Park is Thailand’s largest national park located at the northern end of Malay Peninsula, the park is mostly rainforest which harbours birdsincluding Blue-winged Leafbird, Black and Red Broadbill, Black-thighed Falconet, Flavescent Bulbul Green-eared Barbet and Grey-rumped Treeswift.
Pha Nean Thung:Pha Nean Thung is the forested hill where one can be rewarded with sightings of Red-bearded Bee-eater, Pin-tailed Parrotfinch, Ratchet-tailed Treepie, Dark-sided Flycatcher, also mammals like Near Threatened Dusky Leaf Monkey and Endangered Lar Gibbon.
Khao Yai National Park:Second largest national in the country offers pristine forest and patches of grassland for bird and mammal watching. It is the last few places that the elephants roam wild in Thailand. Birds like Abott’s Babbler, Orange-breasted Trogon, Red-headed Trogon, Blue and Eared Pitta, Coral-billed Ground Cuckoo, Near Threatened Siamese Fireback, Long-tailed Broadbill, Wreathed Hornbill, Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush, and many more. Mammals like Malayan Giant Squirrel, Muntjac, Asian Elephants and much more.
Doi Inthanon National Park:Also known as “The Roof of Thailand”, Doi Inthanon National Park in Chiang Mai province north of Thailand is part of the Himalayan mountain range. The Park boasts of over 350 species of birds. It is also famous for stunning waterfalls like Huay Sai Luang Waterfall and Siri-Phoom Waterfall. Due to the altitude the bird species found here are different than central Thailand birds, like three species of white-eyes namely Chestnut-flanked, Japanese, and Oriental, Green-tailed Sunbird, Green Cochoa, Slaty-backed Forktail, Slaty-bellied Tesia, Speckled and Ashy Woodpigeon, White-browed Shortwing,Clicking Shrike-babbler, Silver Pheasant, Golden-throated Barbet, and Asian Stubtail.
Grade:Easy (Short walks for bird watching)
Dates: 4th – 12th February, 2017 (dates ex- Bangkok)
Reporting: 3rd February 2017Mumbai International Airport.
Camp Fee: Rs. 1,39,000/- for members and Rs. 1,40,500/- for others (Cost ex Mumbai)
Group Leader:Asif Khan
1st Installment (non-refundable) Immediate Rs. 30,000/-
2nd Installment- 25th November Rs. 40,000/-
3rd Installment - 10th December Rs. 40,000/-
Final Installment - 10th January Rs. 29,000/-(30,500/- for others)
Camp fee includes:
● Economy Class airfare ex-Mumbai.
● Internal Flights (Bangkok to Chiang Mai and back)
● Full board accommodation.
● All park entrance fees and permit charges.
● Three meals a day while on Safari.
* Insurance for the camp period for participants aged up to 70 yrs.
● BNHS expertise.
Price does not include:
● Food and drinks not part of group menu.
● Any sightseeing not mentioned on the programme.
● Expenses of a personal nature, e.g. laundry, telephone calls etc
● Tips and gratuities.
● Services other than those specified in “Camp fee includes”
Note:The cost has been calculated @ 1 USD= 67 INR, and minimum 18 pax travelling together and Airfare as in June, 2016.
African Safari - Tanzania
Come and explore the wildlife of Northern Tanzania, also known as the “prime game viewing country”. Witness the spectacle of African wildlife in Tanzania. Watch the dust rise and feel your heart pound as herds of over a million Wildebeest and Zebra thunder across your path on the great migration. Masai Giraffe, Thomson's Gazelle, Cheetah, Striped and Spotted Hyaena, and many more wild animals roam the savannah. Tanzania provides the best opportunity to see distinctive African animals like African Lion, Cheetah, Eland, and Kudu, and birds such as Secretary Bird, African Fish-eagle, Lilac-breasted Roller, Superb Starling, Vulturine and Crested Guineafowl, Southern Ground Hornbill, Kori Bustard, and Red-billed Hornbill. Other attractions are Nile Crocodile and the largest land animal, the African Elephant.
Serengeti, Tanzania’s largest and most famous national park, the Mecca of wildlife lovers, is truly a wildlife paradise. Experience the thrill of exploring the endless plains of Serengeti and witness extensive herds of Wildebeest and Zebra. The largest bird in the world, Common Ostrich, can also be seen here.
Ngorongoro Crater is one of the best places to see the Critically Endangered Black Rhinoceros, Serval, Wildebeest, African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, and African Lion at close range.
Tarangire National Park is the sixth largest park in Tanzania and is famous for the large number of elephants that can be seen here. It is also a good place to spot the uncommon Yellow-collared Lovebird. Tarangire is famous for its population of tree climbing lions.
Dates: 4th – 12th March 2017 (Ex-Mumbai)
Group Leader: Mr. Vandan Jhaveri
Camp Fee: Rs 2,55,000/- for members and Rs. 2,56,500/- for others
(Cost calculated as per 1 USD= 67 INR)
1st Installment (non-refundable) Immediate Rs. 50,000/-
2nd Installment Rs. 50,000/-
3rd Installment Rs. 50,000/-
4th Installment Rs. 50,000/-
Final Installment Rs. 55,000/- (Rs. 56,500/- for non members)
Reporting: Participants to meet at 11.30 p.m. on 4th March, 2017 at Mumbai International Airport, group will return to Mumbai on 12th March, 2017 early morning.
Camp fee includes:
Economy Class Air tickets
Visa and processing charges
Full board accommodation as per itinerary
One litre Bottled water per day
All park entrance fees
Travel insurance for participants aged up to 70 years
Safari /trails as per itinerary
Camp fee excludes:
Food and drinks not on the group menu
Any sightseeing not mentioned in the itinerary
Expenses of a personal nature, e.g. laundry, telephone calls etc
Camera charges if applicable
Tips and gratuities
Services other than those specified in “Camp fee includes”
Note:The cost has been calculated @ 1 USD = 67 INR, with minimum 16 participants travelling together. Your passport should be valid for 6 months from the last day of the camp.
* Note: -
● If you are registering for any of the programmes, it is assumed that you have read and agreed to all the Rules and Guidelines.
● Rules and Guidelines for BNHS programmes are available on our website: www.bnhs.org.
● If you are booking a flight for any camp, it is highly recommended to book refundable tickets.
● All the surplus generated through the activities of the programme department are utilized for conservation of wildlife.
● It is also recommended to take travel insurance when traveling for any camp.