14 NIGHT THE LAST LIONS OF ASIA AND OTHER WILDLIFE – A PRIVATE JOURNEY

Mumbai – Gir – Velavadar – Dasada – Jawai – Jaipur – Ranthambhore – Delhi

A fabulous safari in search of the asiatic lion and other wildlife and birds in the Gir and Velavadar National Parks. Lots of different habitats make for superb bird and mammal viewing.

If you take a close look at the emblem of India it does not have the tiger- instead has lions on it. Not many realize that the lions once ruled the vast deciduous forests and scrub forests of Gujarat. These lions are very different from their cousins found in Africa. They once roamed through Gujarat and parts of Punjab now in Pakistan and some experts say they could even be found in Afghanistan. However, their population in the last 100 years has been decimated leaving the Gir forests of India as the last bastion for this wonderful species.

This itinerary has been planned to showcase some unique wildlife of the country that not many think inhabits this vast and diverse landscape. Other interesting species that we shall be focusing on during in this adventure are the Indian Grey Wolf, the Striped Hyena, the endemic Bengal Fox, Desert Cat, Blackbuck antelope and the Asiatic Wild Ass.

The savanna-like grasslands are also home to the largest roost of Harriers in the world – comprising largely of Pallid Harrier, Montague Harrier and the Marsh Harrier. Whereas scrublands around the saltpans of Kutch are home to Flamingos, Pelicans, Common Cranes, Red headed Falcon, Short-eared Owl, Indian Courser, Sociable Lapwing, a variety of Pratincoles and the McQueen’s Bustard.

Best time to travel: November – March

Extend this safari with a few days rest and relaxation in Goa – please ask!

FULL ITINERARY

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