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  • A personalised immersive safari experience
  • Stay in a charming, comfortable lodge surrounded by the iconic wilderness (All meals)
  • A professional naturalist who will be your host for the experience
  • 5 safaris in the Kaziranga National Park
  • High quality roof prism binoculars for each guest to view wildlife up close
  • A video highlight reel of your entire experience
  • A private Google photos album of high quality images

* Based on safari availability
* For larger groups, please contact directly

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Nestled in the vicinity of the Kaziranga National Park, The Dhanshree Resort, Kaziranga is the place to stay. Dhanshree resort offers the visitors a balance of outdoor adventure as well as relaxation. The resort is specifically ideal for healthy retreats and adventure getaways. It is located near the world famous Kaziranga National Park: UNESCO World Heritage Centre, beautiful land of the Rhinos. Dhanshree Resort has come to be a top-notch Hospitality brand, which can boast of providing the finest facility and service. Relaxing in the lap of nature will be a part of the experience but the majority of our day will spent exploring the wilderness.

Some of the images of the property are shown below. You can also check the Hotel website and TripAdvisor  pages for more information.


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Day 1 

Arrival at The Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, located in Guwahati. The journey to Kaziranga National Park from Guwahati Airport is approximately 210 km which will take about 4.5 hrs by road. After a light breakfast on the way, we head to the hotel at Kaziranga National Park. The activity on day 1 will be to relax after a long days journey. Lunch will be served after reaching the hotel. If opportunity presents, we will get to watch the Bihu Performance, a traditional Assamese Dance.

Day 2 & 3:

We rise just before dawn to get ready for our first morning safari in the park. A short session with tea and light snacks, where our skippers will help you with any last-minute preparations before we depart for the safari, carrying along a packed breakfast. Return to the hotel post safari for lunch and some rest. We shall then depart for the evening safari. On our return to the hotel, we share our experiences of watching some of the amazing wildlife we would have witnessed over high tea. We have an opportunity. Our skippers would once again be on hand to assist with any queries. We get together once again during dinner and retire for the night.

Day 4:

In the morning, we will depart for an early Safari in the forests of Kaziranga which will be the last of this trip. Post safari we will get back to our rooms to freshen up. After our check out we will head to lunch before we begin our journey back to Guwahati for transit via the The Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport.
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All those who have thought Indian One-horned Rhinoceros only existed in the Jurassic-era, then a trip to Kaziranga is a must for them. One of the most sought after wildlife holiday destinations in India, Kaziranga National Park’s 430 sq.km area sprinkled with elephant-grass meadows, swampy lagoons, and dense forests, is home to more than 2200 Indian One-horned Rhinoceros, approximately 2/3rd of their total world population. Formed in 1908 on the recommendation of Mary Curzon, the park is located in the edge of the Eastern Himalayan biodiversity hotspots – The Golaghat and Nagaon district. In the year 1985, the park was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is said when Mary Curzon, the wife of the Viceroy of India – Lord Curzon of Kedleston, visited the park to see the Indian One-horned Rhinoceros; she wasn’t able to find even one. Then she persuaded her husband to take urgent measures to protect the dwindling species which he did by initiating planning for their protection. After a series of meetings and documentations, the Kaziranga Reserve Forest was created with an area of 240 sq.km in 1905. Over the next three years, the park area was extended by 160 sq.km, till the banks of the Brahmaputra River.

Along with the iconic Greater One-horned Rhinoceros, the park is the breeding ground of Elephants, Wild Water Buffalo, and Swamp Deer. Over the time, the Tiger population has also increased in Kaziranga, and that’s the reason why Kaziranga was declared as a Tiger Reserve in 2006. Also, the park is recognized as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International for the conservation of avifaunal species. Birds like the Lesser White-fronted Goose, Ferruginous Duck, Baer’s Pochard Duck and Lesser Adjutant, Greater Adjutant, Black-necked Stork and Asian Openbill Stork specially migrate from Central Asia during the winter season.

Undoubtedly, the park is known for its good population of animals but more than that it’s the wildlife conservation initiatives that take place in the park, are more popular. With its amazing wildlife conservation activities, the park has successfully managed to grow the population of Greater One-horned Rhinoceros, an endangered species.

Flora:

Due to the difference in altitude between the eastern and western areas of the park, here one can see mainly four types of vegetation’ like Alluvial inundated grasslands, Alluvial savanna woodlands, Tropical moist mixed deciduous forests, and Tropical semi-evergreen forests. Kumbhi, Indian Gooseberry, The cotton tree and Elephant Apple are amongst the famous trees that can be seen in the park. Also, good variety of aquatic flora can be seen in lakes, ponds, and along the river shores.

Fauna:

The forest region of Kaziranga Park is home to world’s largest population of Indian Rhinoceros. Other animals that can be seen in the elephant grass, marshland and dense tropical moist broadleaf forests of Kaziranga are Hoolock Gibbon, Tiger, Leopard, Indian Elephant, Sloth Bear, Wild water buffalo, Swamp Deer, etc. With increase in the Tiger population every year, the government authorities declared Kaziranga as a Tiger Reserve in the year 2006. Also, here one can find a good number of migratory bird species from Central Asia.
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Inclusions:

  1. 3 nights’ stay at The Dhanshree Resort with all meals
  2. 5 safaris with your accompanying skipper in each vehicle for comfort, apart from the mandatory forest guide and driver
  3. All park & safari fees (except camera fees where applicable)
  4. Skipper mentorship fees
  5. Complimentary roof prism binoculars for the duration of the expedition.
  6. Transfers ex – Guwuhati by air-conditioned cars
  7. A 5-7 minute highlight reel of the expedition
  8. A private Google Photos album of high-quality images of guests on safari as well as of the wildlife encountered
  9. All associated taxes based on the costs above

Exclusions:

  1. Airfare/Rail fare to transit point
  2. Any additional services or meals requested at the property
  3. Beverages not included as part of meals as well as bottled water
  4. Tips/gratuities to hotel or safari personnel
  5. Any other fees or costs not mentioned in the inclusions

For payment terms & other enquiries, please contact us
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  1. Wilderness Exploration: This expedition is not recommended if the intention of your travel is to purely kick back and relax. While relaxing in the lap of nature will be part of the experience, the majority of our day will spent exploring the wilderness. Sighting wildlife can never be predicted, however the more time you spend exploring the wilderness, the better the chances are you will be witness to amazing natural spectacles.
  1. The Best of Guidance: Our accompanying skippers include some of the most well-renowned naturalists of India, having accomplished a level of expertise in their domains where they now inspire others to follow in their footsteps. With their in-depth knowledge of the wilderness and its denizens, we are sure as they reveal the hidden treasures of the wild, you will experience nature like never before.
  1. Personalised Experience: We wish to provide a customised and intimate nature interpretation experience. In addition, we provide complimentary roof prism binoculars on our expedition to enhance your viewing experience when we encounter the wonders of the wild.
  1. Stay: Our chosen place of stay would be one that allows you to truly experience the wilderness and natural environment with the additional benefits of providing all modern amenities, comforts and a professional service level.
  1. Memories: We will be documenting the expedition on video, capturing not only those amazing moments of rare and endangered wildlife we see, but also of you watching them, together with all other fun-filled memories. We will be providing a short highlight movie (ranging from 3-5 minutes) within 2 weeks of return from the expedition to reminisce with your family & friends at leisure.
  1. A Responsible Outlook: It will be our effort to minimize the impact of our time spent in the wilderness on the natural environment by making responsible and sustainable choices wherever possible and try to leave the wilderness as it was, if not in a better condition.

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Shashank Birla is a naturalist & photojournalist. Passionate about wildlife since childhood, he is happiest tramping of into the wilderness whenever the opportunity arises. His formal background has been in the management and business domain having worked with companies such as Jumbo Electronics, Sanctuary Asia and the Seascope Group. Wishing to make a career in his field of passion, he has undertaken several short-term courses with organizations such as The Wildlife Institute of India (WII), The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), United For Nature (A joint initiative by WWF, IUCN, The Nature Conservancy and several organizations) and the iNaturewatch Foundation to improve his understanding of natural history & conservation by first participating, and then undertaking coordination and leadership roles in biodiversity survey programmes, conservation initiatives & events. Some of his past works have been featured in publications such as National Geographic Traveller India, Nature in Focus, Sanctuary Asia, Saevus, and Hornbill among others, and he continues to contribute to many of the above. He is also the founder of Wilderlust, an initiative he hopes will bring people closer to nature and forge a lifelong connection with it.

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What do I need to be pack for?

We advise winter clothing for this time of year. We advise carrying winter jackets, sweaters, woollen caps and gloves and thermals. We also suggest avoiding bright colored clothing. You may also carry sunglasses, scarf, comfortable walking shoes with socks, insect repellant (recommended to be used sparingly and only if needed), lip balm, and a flashlight/torch. You may also carry a dust mask if you are allergic. Please also carry along a first aid kit and prescription medication.

Do you provide guidance for photography?

While photography is not the primary focus of our expedition, we recognize that rarely anyone travels to the wilderness without a camera in one form or the other. We will do our best to provide you opportunities for photography as well, however please keep in mind the focus remains experiential so if you are travelling to photograph a particular subject, this may not be the trip for you.

How many people will be with me in a safari jeep?

To provide comfortable seating during the safari, you would be in the company of three guests and your expedition skipper which ensures a comfortable seating of four in the safari jeep. The jeep driver and mandatory forest guide would be seated in front in separate seats.

Is there a more budget-friendly option?

Yes, trips to the wilderness can be far more budget-friendly than this, you can choose to join tours more friendly on the pocket or plan to travel on your own, which we will be happy to help you with. However, the experience we wish to provide on this expedition goes far beyond a regular trip, and it is our belief you will find as much value, if not more in such an expedition.

How are your tours different?

Please find the full details of the same here

This will be my first trip to the wilderness? Is this recommended?

Absolutely! The objective of this expedition is make you experience the magic of the wild, and we will be always be thrilled to share this with someone who will be visiting the wilderness for the first time. Our trips are designed to introduce you to the wild in a comfortable environment, in an unhurried manner, which we truly believe is the way to be one with nature.

How will I reach the destination?

The Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, located in Guwahati, is the best option to arrive by air from any corner of India or abroad. The journey to Kaziranga National Park from Guwahati Airport is approximately 210 km which will take about 4.5 hrs by road.

Is it safe to go?

Yes, visiting tiger reserves is quite safe. Many of our country’s popular tiger reserves see lakhs of visitors every year and numbers are growing every year and instances of travellers or tourists facing any threat from wildlife are extremely rare. However, especially when exploring a wilderness on foot, we should take necessary precautions as this is the wild. Our skippers are always on hand to guide you for the same, and we believe there should be no hindrance to you enjoying your time in the wilderness.

Can I get my children along?

While we believe the sooner children are introduced to the wilderness the better, a 4-hour long safari can provide challenging for a young child’s comfort. Therefore as a policy, we believe it is best that children younger than 10 years old not be part of the expedition. We do realize that some children adapt to safaris much quicker, and if a child is comfortable and used to taking safaris, we can look at exceptions but we believe such a policy is in the interest of comfort for all as well as the welfare of wildlife.

Can you arrange for a camera as well along with the binoculars?

We do not currently offer camera equipment rental but would happy to assist you and put you in touch with third-party providers who can seek to provide you with the camera equipment of your choosing.
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Payment Policy:

– INR 5000 to be paid at the time of booking.
– 100% of the tour cost to be paid 30 days before date of departure.
– The trip will be considered as confirmed only if the above payment procedure is followed.

Cancellation Policy:

In the event of any cancellation amount shall be levied as per the following terms:

– 30 days before date of departure: 50% of tour cost
– 15 Days before date of departure: 75% of tour cost
– 0 to 15 days before date of departure: 100% of tour cost

*During peak season some hotel bookings will be non-refundable. Hence, in such a cases the amount paid will not be refunded.
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