Day 1: Guwahati to Bansbari
Pickup from Guwahati airport and drive to Bansbari on the outskirts of Manas National Park. O/n in cottages
Day 2 & 3: Manas
Manas National Park lies on a gentle alluvial slope on the foothills of the Himalayas where wooded hills give way to grasslands and tropical forests. The forest ecosystem comprises moist deciduous forest, tropical evergreen forest, and tall elephant grass.
Over two days you will go for jeep safaris to various locations within the park to observe wildlife like Capped Langurs, Wild Elephants, Indian Bison, probably a Bengal Tiger and see rare birds like Bengal Florican, Hodgson’s Redstart, Yellow-bellied Warbler and Collared Falconet.
Day 4: Bansbari to Nameri
After breakfast drive to Nameri National Park. O/n at an eco camp
Nameri National Park is located on the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, descending down from Arunachal Pradesh into Assam. Most parts of Nameri are covered by ever green and moist deciduous forests with over 600 species of plants to be found in the area. The park is noted for its vibrant bird life which numbers more than 400 species.
Day 5: Nameri
Head out early in the morning for a nature walk on the forest trail. The impressive forest which houses many spectacular birds like Blue-eared, and Oriental Dwarf Kingfishers, Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker, and Red-throated Pipit will leave you spell bound. You will also have a chance of seeing the highly endangered White-winged Wood Duck which resides over here.
In the second half visit the Pygmy Hog centre and walk around your camp for observing birds like the Great and Rufous Hornbill.
Day 6: Nameri to Kaziranga
This morning go rafting on the tranquil waters of the Jia Bhorali river. Raft through the spectacular landscape in the company of water birds like the Ibisbill, Egrets, Herons and Teals.
In the afternoon proceed to Kaziranga. O/n at a hotel in Kaziranga
Day 7: Kaziranga
Early in the morning go for an Elephant safari in the Central Range of the park. The safari through the grasslands will give you a brilliant opportunity to get up close to the Rhinos. After breakfast go for a jeep safari in the Western range of the park. This range has maximum short grass areas and is the optimum habitat for Rhino and Water Buffalo.
In the afternoon proceed to the Eastern (Agaratuli) Range for a jeep safari. This area is excellent for birding, with nesting of the globally threatened Pallas’s Fish Eagle and a colony of Spot-billed Pelicans found over here. There is also good chance of seeing herds of wild Elephants. O/n at a hotel in Kaziranga
Day 8: Kaziranga
In the morning you can go for a boat ride on the Brahmaputra river which happens in the Eastern most part of the park. The ride will give you a good idea about the pristine riverine landscape, plus present a good opportunity to see many water birds.
In the evening go for a safari in the Central Range of the park, where one can see many Rhinos and other hermivores like the Swamp Deer, Hog Deer, Wild Boar , Water Buffalos and the like. O/n at a hotel in Kaziranga
Day 9: Kaziranga to Guwahati
Drop to Guwahati airport