7 Days from$1000 p/p in USD
Dibru-Saikhowa National Park, in India’s state of Assam, is full of incredible birdlife. Species include the rarely observed Baer’s pochard, Bengal florican, pale-capped pigeon, falcated duck, Baikal teal, Chinese spotbilled duck and rufous vented prinia as well as tick-list favourites Jerdon’s bushchat, black-breasted parrotbill and marsh babbler. Also keep a look out for the endangered Gangetic dolphin in the rivers too, heading out on boat trips to spot them, and the very rare clouded leopard.
Safari types:Birding Safari, Guided Safari, Jungle Safari, Wildlife Safari
Getting around:Transfer Vehicle
Start/end:Start/end in Dibrugarh airport
- Stay at a Heritage Bungalows and relieve the Colonial Era
- Visit the Dibru Saikhowa National Park
- Explore Jeypore Rainforest
- Drive down India’s longest river bridge – Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Setu also known as the Dhola-Sadiya Bridge
- Visit Roing in Eastern Arunachal Pradesh
- Discover amazing birding at Arunachal Pradesh
RATES – RUPEE
2 paying pax – Rs 140,000 for two people (1 x double/twin room)
Rates valid until 30 April 2019 – please contact us for other rates
(Note: Permit for single pax travelling to Roing in Arunachal Pradesh is presently not issued and hence cost not provided for 01 pax)
No. of vehicles that will be used: 2 paying pax + 1 Purvi escort = 1 vehicle (Innova/Scorpio/Similar)
Nights 1, 2 & 3: Tinsukia: Wathai Heritage Bungalow (AC Room)
Nights 4, 5 & 6: Roing: Dibang Valley Jungle Camp (Standard Non AC Room)
- Accommodation at hotels listed below (based on twin sharing)
- All meals starting from lunch on the day of arrival and ending with breakfast on day of departure
- All land transfers (driver will be non English speaking)
- Park entry fees, jungle walk at Jeypore Reserve Forest
- Permit charges for visiting Arunachal Pradesh
- Visit to Dibru-Saikhowa National Park by country boat
- Services of accompanying English speaking escort from arrival until departure
- All applicable taxes
- Air or train fares
- Meals other than those mentioned in the Inclusions above
- Any camera/video camera fees
- Expenditure of personal nature (e.g. tipping, telephone/fax calls, laundry, portage, alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages, medical expenses, room service orders, snacks or refreshment etc
- Other expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances
- Any changes/new tax imposed by the Governmen
- Supplement charges if charged by a hotel during Christmas, New Year period, festival time
- Any other services not mentioned in the Inclusions above
Day by Day Overview
You’ll be met at Dibrugarh airport and driven to Tinsukia (50 kms/1 hr). On arrival check in at the Wathai Heritage Bungalow, Limbuguri T.E. for 3 nights.
Steal yourself away at the Wathai Heritage Bungalow, Limbuguri Tea Estate. This plinth bungalow will allow you to rejuvenate your senses. Located just 5km from the Dibru Saikhowa National Park, it is the ideal retreat for a birding break. This ‘Managers Bungalow’, defines serenity and you will most certainly leave revitalized. It has been recently renovated and is the ideal base whether on a quest for quietude or seeking refuge whilst on an explorative ornithological voyage at the neighboring Dibru Saikhowa National Park. Although reverine in nature, this park remains open most of the year with innumerable varieties of colourful birds chirping at various pitches and hopping from branch to branch. It is indeed an orinthologist’s delight. Endangered species like the Gangetic dolphin and feral horses are also common sights in Dibru- Saikhowa.
Fresh tea can be enjoyed in the ‘jali room’ to the front of the bungalow in a peaceful atmosphere overlooking the manicured gardens, while meals are served in the spacious dining room complete with an original fireplace. The family room and two large bedrooms complete with ensuite enables eight people to sleep here very comfortably.
Early in the morning we visit Dibru-Saikhowa National Park and the Maguri Beel. We take several boat rides on the Dibru River, go for a jungle walk, and look out for bird and the Gangetic dolphin sightings. Overnight at the Bungalow.
Dibru-Saikhowa National Park has the most distinct and vibrant wilderness on earth and is known for its pristine scenic beauty. The forest in this park ranges from semi-evergreen and deciduous to littoral and swampy marshes with patches of wet evergreen jungles. Dibru-Saikhowa is a safe haven to many rare and endangered species amongst its 350+ birds and is a must visit site for target-list birders including Jerdon’s bushchat, black-breasted parrotbill and marsh babbler. Several other rarely observed species can be found in the extensive grasslands, wetlands and riverine forests. These include Baer’s pochard, Bengal florican, pale-capped pigeon, falcated duck, Baikal teal, Chinese spotbilled duck and rufous vented prinia. Dibru-Saikhowa is a haven for an incredible number of waders, ducks, raptors and its specialty, grassland birds.
Depart in the early morning for the drive to Jeypore Reserve Forest (45 kms/1 hr) and spend the day exploring this beautiful forest. Later in the afternoon return to the bungalow and overnight.
Jeypore Reserve Forest is a part of the extraordinary bird rich Dehing Patkai Reserve. It offers many of the most elusive himalan species seen nowhere else in the country and perhaps the world including the grey peacock pheasant and the brown hornbill. It is not possible to go here expecting to see a particular number of birds – every visit is greeted by different and equally impressive birds. It is also home to the very rare clouded leopard.
Today we drive to Roing (3 hrs), homeland of the Mishmi tribe, where you will stay overnight at a basic camp/similar for 3 nights. Spend the afternoon birding around the camp site.
Roing rises from the Himalayan foothills to the middle ranges with the highest point in Mayodia at a height of 2655 meters from mean sea level. Snow-capped peaks, turbulent rivers, mystic valleys together with an abundance of rich flora and fauna are some of the attractions. The district is well known for its largest cover of thick green forest with almost 80% of the area being notified as reserved forest, wildlife sanctuaries or unclassified state forests. Idu Mishmi is the major tribe inhabiting this area along with the Adi Padam tribe in the lower plain areas. The Idu Mishmi tribe is also known as Chulikatas. They build their houses on the slant of hills or in the forest with a roof thatched with grass bamboo and timber. Their dress is remarkable for the wealth and beauty of its design. Most of it is made locally from wood, partly from cotton and sometimes nettle fibre while they also wear thick coats with a black and white pattern made of nettle fibre and human hair. Their main festival is Reh.
The abundance of natural beauty, colorful and charming tribes and ancient archeological sites make this the perfect destination for nature lovers, adventurous tourists, archeologists and anthropologists.
Over the next two days we explore birding sights at Mayodia Pass, Tiwari Goan and 65 miles. The range of species that can been seen on the way include beautiful sibia (a common species), yellow-throated and streak-throated fulvettas, the very tit-like white-bellied yuhina, sultan tits, black-headed abblers, streak-throated barwing, streaked spiderhunter, dark-breasted rosefinch, chestnut-capped black-faced laughing-thrushes, rufous-vented yuhinas, Sclater’s monals. Return to Roing for overnight stay.
You’ll be transferred to Dibrugarh Airport (4 hrs) for your onward flight.