Overview

Recommended for All Ages

Located in the southern part of the Saurashtra peninsula, Gir National Park is the last refuge for about 500+ Asiatic lions.  The park has rugged terrain and the steep rocky hillsides are covered in mixed deciduous forests dominated by Teak, Ber, Flame of the Forest and Banyan trees.

The Asiatic lions, a smaller version of their African cousins, are best viewed at dawn or dusk when they are on the move. Gir also has a good density of Leopards and numerous other animals including Chital, Nilgai, Chousingha (the four-horned antelope) and Wild Boar. Marsh Crocodiles are often seen along with the water bodies. The forest is rich in birdlife with nearly 300 bird species in it’s checklist. The Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Black-headed Cuckooshrike, Yellow-crowned Woodpecker, Short-toed Snake Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Painted Sandgrouse, Jungle Bush Quail and Grey Francolin are among the variety that is found here.

Gir is a jewel of Gujarat and the pride of India since it provides the last home to the Asiatic Lion. Join us as we explore the Land of the Lions!

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3 Nights 4 Days 18 Nov and 09 Dec
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  • Highlights
    • Unique habitat that boasts of the two mysterious cats of the jungle, the Lion and the elusive Leopard.
    • Nature trail to discover the local flora and fauna.
    • Knowledge-sharing sessions where students learn the nuances of tracking and observation.
    • 5 Jungle safaris to maximise your chance to sight Lions!
    • Explore the forest in the company of a Wildlife Expert from Foliage Outdoors.
    • Stay in a luxurious resort.

     

    Itinerary

    Day 1: Arrival at  Rajkot and transfer to Gir
    The group assembles at Rajkot airport by afternoon. Proceed to Gir by AC Vehicles. Arrival at Gir in the evening. Introduction and orientation session in the evening. Overnight at Gir.
    (Meals:  Dinner)

    Day 2: Safaris at Gir
    Early morning wake-up call. Set off to explore different parts of Gir National Park and Sanctuary on morning and evening safari. A knowledge-sharing session with the entire group in the evening, about the various observations made during these two safaris. This will be followed by a documentary on Gir, to know more about the wildlife, birds, plants, and mammals are seen during the two safaris. Overnight stay at Gir.
    (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea & Dinner)

    Day 3: Safaris at Gir
    Two more safaris at Gir National Park, where students get to implement the practical techniques of observation and making field notes, to maximise the chances of tracking ‘The Big Cat’. A Group Discussion about the safaris and the various approaches for animal conservation and monitoring in the evening. Overnight stay at Gir.
    (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea & Dinner)

    Day 4: Morning Safari and Transfer to Rajkot
    Early morning one last safari to track the Big Cat. Post breakfast leave for Rajkot Airport.
    End of services.
    (Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)

     

    Inclusions/Exclusions

    What is included in the tour

    • Rajkot - Gir - Rajkot travel by AC vehicles. 
    • Accommodation at Gir in a resort on a Twin/Triple sharing basis in AC rooms. 
    • Meal charges as per mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Charges for 5 safaris in Gir National Park. 
    • Entry fees and Guide charges at Gir National Park.
    • Services of an experienced naturalist from Team Foliage.

     

    What is NOT included in the tour

    • Tips to drivers, guides and hotel staff
    • Mineral water bottle / cold drinks during journey or at the campsite. 
    • Camera charges. (Rs. 250 per safari for a digital camera )
    • Personal expenditure of any kind. (Porterage, Telephone, Laundry, room service etc.). 
    • Medical Expenses if any / if incurred.
    • Expenses that are incurred due to reasons beyond the control of the organizers.
    • Any other charges not mentioned in “Charges Include”.
    • Goods and Services Tax as applicable.

     

    Route Map
    Camp Category
    Wildlife - Open Age
    Age Groups
    For All Ages