WILD ASSAM (Nameri NP, Kaziranga NP, Gibbon Sanctuary)
Dates: 5th–10th March 2022
Nameri National Park – a birder’s paradise. More than 300 species of birds have been recorded here – four species of Hornbills like Great, Wreathed, Oriental Pied, and Rufous-necked Hornbill can be seen here. Other birds like Pale-chinned and Little Pied Flycatcher, Green-billed Malkoha, Great Thick-knee, Blue-throated, Lineated and Blue-eared Barbet, Red-breasted Parakeet, Orange-bellied and Golden-fronted Leafbird, Ibisbill, Long-tailed and Silver-breasted Broadbill, Small Niltava, Black Baza and the elusive White-winged Duck are also seen.
Kaziranga National Park – a World Heritage Site and home to 65% of the world population of the One-horned Rhinoceros. Herds of Barasingha, Hog Deer and Wild Buffalo are seen in the marshes. Rhinos browse unconcernedly as visitors pass by; occasionally a herd of elephants or wild boar is also sighted. One of the best places in India to see Pied Harrier and other raptors like Crested Serpent-eagle, Pallas’s Fish-eagle, and Grey-headed Fish-eagle, circling overhead.
Gibbon Sanctuary – now known as the Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary is one of the best places to see India’s only primate the Endangered Western Hoolock Gibbon The Sanctuary is also a good place to see other threatened primates like Near Threatened Assamese Macaque, Vulnerable Capped Langur, Stump-tailed Macaque and Northern Pig-tailed Macaque. It is also good for birdwatching with over 200 species (e.g. Purple Woodpigeon, Rufous-bellied Niltava, Red-headed Trogon, and Long-tailed Sibia) recorded from the sanctuary.
Batch Limit: 14
Camp fees: Rs. 43,975/- BNHS members and Rs. 45,475/- others (ex-Guwahati).
Cost includes: Accommodation, meals (B/L/D) from first-day lunch to last day lunch, transfers from and to Guwahati, permits, and entry to park.
Cost excludes: Flight/rail tickets, all expenses of personal nature like laundry, tips beverages, camera fees, stay in Guwahati, any cost not specified above.
Group Leader: Mr Asif Khan
Reporting: Members to meet on day one at Guwahati at 06:00 a.m. at Hotel Mayur in the lobby (Tel: 0361-2734855 to 61), Paltan Bazar, opposite Guwahati railway station.
Return: you will be dropped at the Guwahati Airport at 1 pm. Book your flight at least after 2:30 pm.
Procedure for Registrations:
Step 1: Fill the online registration form: https://bit.ly/assam_mar22
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