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    Indian Wild Ass at Little Rann @ Dhritiman Mukherjee
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    Male Asiatic Lion @ Dhritiman Mukherjee
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    Gir is the last refuge of the Asiatic Lion @ Dhritiman Mukherjee
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    Desert Fox pups @ Dhritiman Mukherjee
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    Velevadar is one of the finest reserves to see the Grey Wolf @ Dhritiman Mukherjee
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    McQueensBustard @ Dhritiman Mukherjee
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    Sociable Lapwing @ Dhritiman Mukherjee
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    Velvadar has the highest concentration of Black Bucks @ Dhritiman Mukherjee
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Wild Gujarat

Gujarat

Highlights: See endemic species like Asiatic Lion and Indian Wild Ass in their only habitat, the elegant Black Buck antelope and other fascinating mammals like the Leopard, Indian Wolf, Striped Hyena, Desert & Jungle Cat besides a superb array of birds.

The Wild Gujarat safari showcases some of the most unique and endemic wildlife with excellent opportunities for photography in open dry country. The extraordinary Little Rann of Kutch (LRK) or the ‘Land where nothing grows’ is a sparse and salty lowland interspersed with sandy islets of thorny scrub. Best known for the last population of the endangered Asiatic Wild Ass or Onager for whose protection the sanctuary was designated, other notable mammals of LRK are the Indian Wolf, Desert & Indian Fox, Golden Jackal & Jungle Cat.

Gir is the last bastion of the Asiatic Lion. From 20 lions at the turn of the century there are now over 300 lions here. Gir is also one of the finest reserves in India to see Leopards, the second largest predator found here. Other carnivores include Jungle & Rusty Spotted Cat, Golden Jackal, Striped Hyena, Common and Ruddy Mongoose. The rich prey base includes Sambar, Chital, Nilgai, Chowsingha, Chinkara and Wild Boar.

Velavadar, a tiny park, all of 35 sq km is the only grassland to be declared a National Park in the country. The park supports the highest density of the elegant Black Buck antelope anywhere in the country, with over a 1000 individuals reported here. It also offers excellent opportunity to see the elusive Indian Wolf, Striped Hyena and the Jungle Cat, not easily seen in other reserves. Teeming with birds, Velavadar is the largest known harrier roost in the world.

For keen birders, Gujarat is a paradise. Some of the species that you can expect on this tour include the McQueens Bustard, Syke’s Nighjar, Stoliczka’s Bushchat, Hoopoe Lark, Indian Courser, Painted Sandgrouse, flocks of Demoiselle and Common Cranes, Lesser Flamingos, Great White and Dalmatian Pelicans along with numerous ducks, waders and other dry land species

Write in to us for a detailed itinerary and quote @ wwi@wildworldindia.com

Fact Sheet
  • Region: Western-most state of Gujarat
  • Duration: 09 Days/08 Nights tour by road and flight
  • Parks covered: Velavadar, Gir & Little Rann of Kutch
  • Departures: October to March

Travel Itinerary

Day 01: ARRIVE DELHI Arrive Delhi and transfer to the hotel near the airport. Overnight at Hotel
Day 02: DELHI – AHMEDABAD – VELAVADAR Early morning transfer to the airport to board the flight for Ahmedabad. Arrive at Ahmedabad and drive to Velavadar. Check in to the luxurious Black Buck lodge that shares its boundary with the park. Black Bucks and Nilgai antelope can often be seen in the lodge grounds itself with some good birding opportunities as well. Afternoon game drive in the park in open safari vehicle accompanied by a local guide. Overnight at Black Buck Lodge
Day 03: VELAVADAR Full day to explore Velavadar availing morning and afternoon game drive in the park in open safari vehicle accompanied by a local guide. Driving through flat grasslands, which exhibit a golden glow in the early morning and evening light, you will encounter large herds of Black Buck and the huge Nilgai or Blue Bull antelope. Wolves are the largest predator here and can be seen mostly resting during the day while Jungle Cats are commonly seen. The usually nocturnal Striped Hyena’s den here and are occasionally sighted even during daytime. An excellent place for birding, notable species are the Stoliczka’s Bushchat, Rufous tailed Lark, Painted Francolin, Desert and Variable Wheatear, large flocks of White Storks while Montagu’s and Pallid Harriers can be seen patrolling the skies. Overnight at Black Buck Lodge
Day 04: VELAVADAR to SASAN GIR Morning depart by surface for Sasan Gir (220 km/5 hrs). Arrive at Sasan Gir and check into the resort. Afternoon game drive in the Sanctuary by open 4 WD accompanied by a local guide. Overnight at Lion Safari Camp
Day 05 & 06: SASAN GIR Two full days to explore Gir in open 4 WD to maximize our chances of wildlife viewing and birding, availing morning and afternoon drives each day. Though our main target here is the Astaic Lion, we hope to see other mammals which include Leopard, Jungle Cat, the rare Rusty Spotted Cat and Chinkara or Indian Gazelle. The birdlife is rich and could include the vagrant White bellied Minivet, Mottled Wood Owl, Indian Jungle Nightjar, Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher, Sirkeer Malkoha and raptors like the Created Hawk Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle and Bonelli’s Eagle. Overnight at Lion Safari Camp
Day 07: SASAN GIR to LRK Early morning depart by surface for LRK (320 km/7 hrs). Arrive Little Rann of Kutch and check in to the lodge. Afternoon game drive into the Sanctuary. Overnight at Rann Riders
Day 08: LRK Full day to explore the sanctuary, driving through the vast flats of LRK we are sure to encounter the stocky Onagers, in their chestnut coloured coats often galloping in herds. If we are in luck we might find Desert Fox with pups which usually breed during winters and the Indian Wolf is a possibility too. Some of the sought after birds that we will invest time in searching for are the McQueen’s Bustard, Hoopoe Lark, Dalmatian Pelican, Syke’s Nightjar, Indian Courser, Chestnut bellied Sandgrouse, Sociable Lapwing and raptors like the Shaheen Falcon, Merlin, Greater Spotted and Imperial Eagle. Overnight at Rann Riders
Day 09: LRK – DELHI Morning drive to a lake at the edge of the Rann which teems with birds. Here, we are likely to encounter large flocks of Lesser and Greater Flamingos, Common and Demoiselle Cranes, Great White and Dalmatian Pelicans, Painted and Woolly necked Storks, Asian Openbill, Sarus Crane along with numerous other ducks and waders. Late afternoon depart for Ahemdabad to board the evening flight to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and transfer to the hotel or onward for your next destination