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Extension To Sasan Gir

03 Nights / 04 Days

Price Per Person

INR 73,500 / USD 880.96​

Journey to the Golden sights of Sasan Gir National Park in Gujarat, the last bastion of the Asiatic Lions on our planet. Unlike your typical African savannah, the lions here are accustomed to a landscape encircled by rugged hills, densely forested valleys, pockets of grasslands and open scrubland. While the vegetation here isn’t particularly dense, it maintains an ecological haven that serves a home for the last remaining population of one of the world’s largest cats. The prides here have grown to perceive little threat from humans, which makes them far more comfortable around within your vicinity. Not only is Gir a teeming habitat for these regal beings, it is also a conducive for Leopards, Sambar and Chital Deer, and the Four Horned Antelope. Take an extension to Sasan Gir, teeming with a glorious Tiger safari tour in western India, like a Tiger Safari In Ranthmabore National Park or even a Birding tour in Bharatpur, Kutch and more.

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Outline Itinerary

Extension To Sasan Gir

❯ Day 01 : New Delhi – Rajkot – Sasan Gir (170 kms/4 hrs drive + Flight)

❯ Day 02 – 03 : In Sasan Gir

❯ Day 04 : Sasan Gir – Rajkot – New Delhi (170 kms/4 hrs drive + Flight)

Trip Highlights

➤ The best place in the world to see the Asiatic Lion, with the last remaining population residing here.

➤ Witness a plethora of Indian wildlife which includes Leopards, Four Horned Antelopes, Golden Jackals, Jungle Cat, Striped Hyenas and more on this extension to Sasan Gir.

➤ Gifted with a medley of habitats, Sasan Gir National Park is considered as major birding hotspot with over 200 species of birds that can be seen here.

➤ The Gir National Park is an abode for iconic reptiles which include the marsh crocodiles, pythons, keelbacks, monitor lizards, cobras and the Russell’s Viper.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : New Delhi – Rajkot – Sasan Gir (170 kms/4 hrs drive + Flight)

After an early breakfast, transfer to New Delhi airport to board a flight at 0515 hrs to arrive in Rajkot at 0700 hrs. On arrival, meet our representative at the airport and drive to Sasan Gir (170 Kms, 4 hrs drive). On arrival, check into lodge. Post lunch, depart for an afternoon jeep safari in the national park. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

Accommodation: The Fern Gir Forest Resort or similar

Day 2 : In Sasan Gir

Morning and afternoon jeep safari to the National Park. Breakfast and lunch at the lodge are included.

Gir is the only home in India for the Asiatic Lion, with a populationof over 600. The Gir National Park lies in the Gujarat peninsula in South-Western India. The terrain is rugged with low hills and the vegetation is mixed deciduous, with stands of Teak, Acacia, Jamun, Tendu and Dhak trees, interspersed with large patches of grasslands. The trees on the hills are sparse and stunted. Within the sanctuary there are numerous human settlements of cattle herders called Maldharis with an estimated 20,000 head of livestock (which, incidentally, forms a significant part of the Lion’s diet). There are also places of Hindu worship and pilgrimage and sulphur springs at Tulsi Shyam and Kankai Mata. The edges of the park have a good population of Indian Gazelle, which are protected by the religious sentiments of the local people. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation: The Fern Gir Forest Resort or similar

Day 3 : In Sasan Gir

Morning and afternoon safaris to the National Park. Meals at the lodge are included.

The largest compact tract of dry deciduous forest in the country, protected as Gir National Park and Sanctuary, covers an area of 1412 sq km in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat. Gir has evolved to host a very stable ecosystem with tremendous regenerating, self-supporting and self- sustaining capacity due to its richness of biodiversity: 606 different plant species, 39 species of mammals, 37 species of reptiles and over 300 species of birds and more than 2,000 species of insects.

A breeding ground for migratory birds, the avifauna of Gir includes a variety of raptors and many other significant species, including Lesser Florican, Osprey, Indian Pitta, Red-headed Vulture, etc. It also supports a variety of reptiles, including the Indian python and the Indian star tortoise, and possibly one of the highest populations of Marsh crocodile in the country. Gir also has one of the densest concentrations of leopards in India. The park is therefore a great place to see Leopards as well, with a population of over 400 individuals that inhabit the area.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation: The Fern Gir Forest Resort or similar

Day 4 : Sasan Gir – Rajkot – New Delhi (170 kms/4 hrs drive + Flight)

Morning jeep safari to the National Park. Post Lunch, drive to Rajkot airport (170 Km, 4-hour) drive to board a flight at 1510 hour to reach New Delhi at 1650 hour. Overnight at New Delhi hotel.

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Tiger Safari with Sanjay Gupta and Nature Safari India.
We just finished the first half of two tiger safari tours in India. The first was on the Banhavgar National Park. Our guide was Sanjay Gupta, who had 25 years of experience in the park and with the tigers. He was wonderful, sharing his experience and knowledge throughout our three full days together. He was definitely a highlight of our trip, as a great guide makes for a great experience, whether you see tigers or not! And we did see tigers...
Stephen Murphy
5/5
Excellent Experience with Nature Safari India.
Nature Safari India organized our private 2 Weeks Safari in Central India plus a couple of Sightseeing and we are very happy to having choose this agency. I found them on the responsible tiger tourism association (TOFTigers) and I liked them from the very first contact. From the first email more than two years ago to the end of our trip in April 2022, the service was great, the selection of the itinerary, Parks, lodges and guides was perfect...
Paola
5/5
Excellent Experience with Nature Safari India.
Deepkul and the Tiger Safari India team put together an incredible experience for us in Kanha and Bandhavgarh. All the details were taken care of as per our preferences and budget including transportation, food, lodging, and our amazing safari guides. Deepkul was easy to communicate with and always quick to respond to any questions before and during our trip. Highly recommend!
Derek

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Extension To Sasan Gir

As the protected area remains closed from June to October, the best time to visit Gir is in winter, from November to March. The summer months of April and May are very hot but ideal for wildlife photography and wildlife viewing.
After your lion safari at Gir National Park, you can also add to it a tiger safari in Ranthambore National Park. The jungle resides in the same state of Rajasthan and will take a day’s time to get to. Post your tiger safari, you can also amalgamate a tailormade cultural tour of Udaipur and Jaipur.
Tiger Safari India uses Maruti Gypsies for wildlife safaris. The Gypsy is a closed off-road 4×4 vehicle, making it ideal to use on a safari as it provides optimum safety while ensuring a swift and smooth transit across the sanctuary.
Yes, you will be accompanied by English speaking guides through all city/tiger safari tours.

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