Gir Birding Lodge - An Eco Lodge designed to help you with your quest for Natural History of Gir.

 

WILDLIFE SAFARI IN GUJARAT

Day-1: AHMEDABAD – DASADA
Arrive at Ahmedabad and travel 90 km (two hours north) to Dasada. Evening safari in the Little Rann of Kutch, a desert wildlife sanctuary, known as the last abode of the Asiatic wild ass in the Indian peninsula. During the drive, watch for other endangered wildlife like the wolf, Indian and desert foxes, Indian gazelle, Macqueen’s bustard, etc. Witness the sunset at Bajana Lake, where flamingos, pelicans, demmossile and common cranes, and other magnificent birds gather in numbers beyond comprehension.
Meals and o/n at Rann Riders, an imaginatively designed safari resort with a/c cottages built from local materials to resemble a local village featuring long wicker beds, work table, dressing area and a tiled bath with hot-and-cold showers.

Day-2: DASADA – SAYLA
Drive to Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary and watch birds on the eastern edge of the lake. Boat safari to the western edge getting off at Ranagarh Village where the vehicle will be waiting. Drive to Sayla and stay at Old Bell Guest House, a heritage hotel.

Day-3: SAYLA – GIR
Drive to Botad and watch large herds of blackbuck antelope. Continue to Gir passing the Hingolgadh Sanctuary where chinkara gazelle and nilgai could be seen on the road. Stay at Gir Birding Lodge.

Day-4: Drives in the Gir National Park & Wildlife Sanctuary. This deciduous forest is the last abode of the Asiatic lion and also has a thriving panther (leopard) population. It also has a large population of chital or spotted deer, sambar, blue bull antelope, chinkara gazelle, chousingha (the world’s only four-horned antelope), wild boar and other wildlife. A number of attractive birds can be seen on the game-drive trail.
Dinner and o/n at Gir Birding Lodge.

Day-5 & 6: GIR NATIONAL PARK & WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Morning and evening drives in the Gir forests to look for the two big cats and to watch other wildlife.
Between the drives, visit Somnath to see the shore temple (one of the 12 holy abodes of Shiva), Sun Temple, Ahilya Temple and other monuments.
Dinner and o/n at Gir Birding Lodge.

Day-7: Drive back to Ahmedabad for return flight.

 
 

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