LONDON, England - Baobab Expeditions, renowned for their innovative itineraries and responsible tourism practices, has created an amazing 13-day tour of India in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The Tigers, Rhinos, Wild Buffaloes tour takes wildlife lovers into the Bandhavgarh National Park, heart of tiger country, to view the Royal Bengal Tiger and on to Kaziranga National Park, the most auspicious place on the planet to observe the endangered Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros. Along the way, safari-goers will take in the jungle by jeep in search of elephants, jackals, rhesus and other monkeys, many species of antelope, as well as a wealth of buffaloes and birdlife.
Founder of Baobab Expeditions Richard Pfaffli noted that the collaboration with WWF means that $375 from each booking goes to directly support the Organization’s conservation efforts in India. “It’s a guiding principle of Baobab expeditions,” he said, “to support wildlife organizations whose conservation ethos echoes our own, while offering our clients an unforgettable holiday experience.” World Wildlife Fund is the leading organization in wildlife conservation and endangered species
This tour is adventuresome as well as educational. Guests will be accompanied by an expert naturalist and transported in comfortable vehicles seating three persons, each of whom occupies a window seat. Accommodations include deluxe jungle lodges containing all the modern comforts as well as a stay in one of Delhi’s most luxurious hotels. There will be nature walks and elephant-back safaris in Kaziranga National Park. And there will be interaction with the local community.
The Tigers, Rhinos, Wild Buffaloes tour begins in India’s capital, Delhi, where travelers will explore the amazing architectural designs of Sir Edwin Lutyens’ and wander the labyrinthine streets of Old Delhi to the Red Fort and to the tomb of Emperor Humayun. Guests will stay at one of the country’s premier hotels, the Taj Mahal, located near city center with views out to the President’s Palace and Parliament House.
Travelers will leave New Delhi to venture on to Bandhargarh National Park, former game reserve of the Maharajas of Rewa. The game-rich park, home to 37 species of mammals and more than 250 species of birds, also boasts so many tigers, it has given rise to the saying, “In any other park, you are lucky if you see a tiger. In Bandhavgarh, you are unlucky if you don’t see one. “ After long days on safari, guests will unwind at the luxurious Mahua Kothi safari camp, with complimentary in-room Ayurvedic massages, cocktails made from the sap of the mahua tree and breakfasts served on the back of a bullock cart.
Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Tiger Reserve, claims the highest tiger population in the world, some 86, as well as the world’s largest populations of the Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros, Water Buffalo and Eastern Swamp Deer. Guests will spend four nights at the intimate Diphlu River Lodge, right on the river, where otters can be observed in the water and buffalo, deer and rhino spotted grazing on the far bank.
Baobab’s 13-day wildlife India adventure is set to depart November 13, 2011. Pricing begins at $4610 per person (valid through 2011*) based on double occupancy and includes all accommodations, breakfast in Delhi, all meals at lodges in Bandhavgarh and Kaziranga, all transportation as specified by the itinerary, all game drives in the national parks, a full-time accompanying tour manager, an English-speaking guide in Delhi, a local naturalist where necessary, a comprehensive evacuation package, and all relevant entry fees, permits and taxes.
For a detailed itinerary or more information call 516 622 2279 or visit www.BaobabExpeditions.com.