Type of Tour : Wildlife Photography Tour

Duration : 7 Nights 8 Days

Starts From : 9th December, 2019 | Monday | Ahmedabad

Ends At : 16th December, 2019 | Wednesday | Ahmedabad

Day 1 | Arrival – Ahmedabad – Dasada :  Arrival at Ahmedabad and drive to Dasada. Late afternoon safari in the Little Rann of Kutch. Overnight stay at Dasada. Little Rann of Kutch - a sanctuary famous for the endangered Asiatic Wild Ass. Other than the wild Ass, there are chances of seeing nilgai, chinkara gazelle, white-footed desert fox and Indian foxes, wolf, jungle cat (occasionally also desert cat), pale and long-eared hedgehogs and hare. Crested and Sykes larks, Oriental skylark, bimaculated lark, greater short-toed lark, singing and Indian bushlarks, ashy-crowned and black-crowned sparrow-larks, are likely sightings and greater hoopoe lark is possible. Desert and variable wheatears, southern grey, long-tailed, rufous - tailed and bay-back shrike, common woodshrike are also likely sightings and the desert warbler is among the many winter visiting warblers. We will also look for chestnut-bellied and spotted sandgrouse, Indian courser (cream-coloured visits occasionally), quails, yellow-legged and barred buttonquails, grey francolin, wryneck, brown-rock chat, pied bushchat, rufous-tailed scrub robin, blue-headed rock thrush, black redstart and buntings in the scrubby areas. At sunset, it is possible to watch marsh, Montagu and pallid harriers, aquila eagles, falcons and buzzards heading for their roosting sites

Day 2 - 3 | LRK : Morning drive to the bets, elevated patches in the Rann covered with scrub and grass. In winter, this is a likely area for sighting Macqueen’s bustard. Long-legged, common and white-eyed buzzard, booted eagle, Bonneli’s eagle, short-toed snake eagle, are often seen during the drive. Evening visit to Nawa Talao, a lake where demmoiselle and common cranes gather in large flocks during the winter months. Greater and lesser flamingo are seen in large numbers as are great white pelican with spotbilled and dalmatian pelican. Painted, Asian open-bill, wooly-necked, white, black and black-necked stork could be seen as also black, glossy and black-headed ibis. Northern pintail, common teal, spot-billed duck, mallard, gadwall, wigeon, garganey, shoveler, cotton pygmy goose, pochards, tufted duck, lesser whistling duck, brahminy and comb duck are among the many visitors to the lake. Waders include pratincoles, lapwings, sandpipers, ruff and other birds in good numbers. Overnight stay at Dasada

Day 4 - 6 | Dasada – Jamnagar :  Drive to Jamnagar. The routine for the next few days will be as follows. Visit Balachedi Beach in the evening for crab plovers and terns. Visit Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary, a possible site for the Indian skimmer. This sanctuary is a breeding area for many species of birds that do not nest elsewhere in peninsular India. Great-crested grebe, black-necked stork, Caspian tern and many other birds can be seen besides most of the species recorded in the Little Rann area. In the evening visit Lakota lake, where thousands of brown headed gulls and turns are found inside the city. Visit coastal areas along the Gulf of Kutch, one of the finest birding stretches along the Indian coastline. You are likely to see crab-plover, Kentish plover, oystercatcher, ruddy turnstone, broad-billed sandpiper, sanderling, dunlin, curlew sandpiper, black-headed gull, Pallas’ gull, temmincks stint, lesser-crested tern, gull-billed tern, common tern, little tern, black-bellied tern, whiskered tern, darters, western reef egret and other birds could be seen on this route. Overnight stay at Jamnagar

Day 7 | Jamnagar – Velavadar – Bhavnagar : Transfer from Jamnagar to Bhavnagar and visit to Velavadar National Park. Known for its large blackbuck antelope population, Velavadar is also one of the few places where the wolf is proliferating in India though they are rarely seen in the daylight. Jackal, jungle cat and hare are more easily seen and Indian fox on the periphery. Sirkeer malkoha, painted francolin, chestnut-bellied and spotted sandgrouse, rufous-tailed, crested and sykes larks, red-rumped swallows, desert and variable wheatears and other birds are seen and many raptors visit, specially short-toed snake eagle, imperial, steppe, tawny, greater and lesser spotted eagles, laggar falcon, hobby, common kestrel, red-necked falcon, peregrine falcon, white-eyed and longlegged buzzard, black-shouldered kite, shikra, Eurasian sparrow-hawk and occasionally northern goshawk. Rarities include the Stoilczka’s bushchat. In the evening, witness a massive roost of montagu, pallid and marsh harrier. Overnight stay at Bhavnagar

Day 8 | Departure : Safari in the morning at Velavadar. Later, depart for Ahmedabad where your tour will come to an end!

  • Asiatic Wild Ass.
  • Desert fox.
  • Indian Wolf.
  • Striped Hyena.
  • Birds of LRK.
  • Shore birds of Jamnagar.
  • Black Buck.
  • Waterproof shoes / sandals.
  • Light warm clothes.

Cost Per Person : Rs. 47,500 + 5% GST

Cost Includes :

  • All accommodations as per itinerary.
  • Meals only at Dasada.
  • Tour Skipper.
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary.
  • 6 safaris at LRK.
  • All wildlife area visits as per Itinerary.
  • National Park entry fees.

Cost Excludes :

  • Air / train fare.
  • Meals / Beverages other than mentioned in inclusions.
  • Any expenses of a personal nature like tips, laundry, etc.
  • Any additional costs due to change in itinerary by guest, delay / cancellation of flights, political unrest, any natural calamity, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.