At The Wildside, we fondly refer to Kaziranga National Park as India’s Serengeti for the sheer numbers of large mammals which inhabit the park’s flood plains.. The high concentration of Indian One-horned Rhinos, Elephants and Asiatic Water Buffalo, the beautiful grasslands and the scenic flood plains of the Brahmaputra are the amazing highlights on a Wildlife Photography Tour in Kaziranga. At The Wildside, we offer a variety of travel options to Kaziranga. Choose from our wide array of offerings including our scheduled Kaziranga Wildlife Photo Tours, a Customised Vacation or a Private guided safari to the beautiful Kaziranga National Park.
India’s North-eastern states are a biodiversity hotspot and the state of Assam is home to the famous UNESCO world heritage Kaziranga National Park. Holding one of the world’s last and largest surviving populations of One-horned Rhinoceros, this place is nothing short of a paradise for photographers and wildlife enthusiasts.
Perched along the Banks of the mighty Brahmaputra, the river forms a lifeline to the Park. The torrential monsoon rains cause immense flooding in the river and most parts of the park are almost entirely submerged during July, August, and September. When the floodwaters recede, the park abounds in life. The plains are lush creating brilliant feeding grounds for Elephants, Indian One-horned Rhinos, Asiatic Water Buffalo, Hog Deer, and the rare and endangered Swamp Deer.
Interestingly, Kaziranga has one of the highest densities of wild Bengal Tigers. Here, they are seldom seen, making a Tiger sighting increasingly interesting and special. The wooded areas along the periphery of the park are a common haunt for India’s only ape, the Hoolock Gibbon. Arboreal Acrobats would be an ideal term to call these interesting species. Their calls peer through the silence and watching them swinging through the canopy is a visual delight.
During the winter months (Nov-Feb), avian winter migrants make their way south from their northern breeding grounds. Bird enthusiasts are sure to be amazed by the incredible diversity of wetland and forest birds found here. Over 300 species have been recorded in the park including different species of Pelicans, Ducks, Geese, Lapwings, Jacanas, Parakeets, Babblers, Mynas, Eagles, Shikras and the list goes on. Gear up and pack your bags to this beautiful destination. Join us on a Kaziranga Tour to experience the pristine wilderness. Talk to us today and start customizing your vacation.
November to April
3 nights and 4 days
Like Africa’s Serengeti ecosystem, wildlife is teeming in the ever beautiful Kaziranga National Park. Lush grasslands, swamps and the River Brahmaputra, a lifeline to the park, are all like magnets attracting large mammals including the endangered Indian One-horned Rhinoceros. On a typical safari in Kaziranga, sighting a dozen Rhinos is no surprise.
Harbouring one of the highest densities of Tigers, seeing the King strolling in the grasslands is like a moment out of a fairy tale. With the coming of Winter, several species of migrant birds winter inside the National Park including Pelicans, Jacanas, Ducks, Geese, forest birds and raptors.
The picturesque landscape of Kaziranga is a sort after destination for wildlife enthusiasts. On a clear day, it is possible to see the Himalayan ranges’ snow-capped peaks from some parts of the park. Hold your breathe as you capture Rhinos and other wildlife against some of the most stunning sunrises and sunsets. If you are a wildlife photographer, the golden hour, offers some memorable golden opportunities that are not to be missed.
Arrival and check-in
Kaziranga is conveniently located at a distance of about 180 km from Guwahati. The drive from the airport to the park would be around 4.5 hours. Today, your private car would pick you up at the airport/hotel and transfer you to Kaziranga.
On arrival at the chosen resort, check in and settle in for the day. Lunch is served followed by an evening safari. The safari would be around 3 hours. Returning just after dusk, enjoy a sumptuous dinner and retire for the day.
Morning and evening safaris
Over the next 2 days, explore different parts of Kaziranga on 2 daily safaris.
The morning safari begins at sunrise. Packed breakfast is served during the morning safari. Return to the lodge at mid-day. Post lunch, back to the park once again for another safari. After sunset, exit the park. At the hotel, take time to relax in the evening and enjoy a bonfire as Dinner is being prepared. Overnight in Kaziranga.
Morning safari and check-out
Today will be the last safari. At around 10:00 am, return to the lodge, check-out of your rooms and the taxi will be ready to take you back to Guwahati.
This interesting tour can be combined with a visit to Meghalaya or the Hornbill Festival which happens during December in Nagaland. Please talk to us to start planning your epic Northeast adventure.