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Vol. 6, Issue 2

BI-MONTHLY PROGRAMMES MARCH-APRIL, 2018 INDEX March 11th March 18th March 25th March April 1st April 8th April 15th April 22nd April

Heritage Tree Walk Karnala Bird Sanctuary Malabar Hill Tree Walk Kanheri Upper Trail at Sanjay Gandhi National Park Karnala Bird Sanctuary Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary Bat and Bird Trail at Elephanta Island

NATIONAL CAMPS 2018 March Marine camp at Lakshadweep - Tinnakara Island Wild Assam – Gibbon Sanctuary, Kaziranga & Nameri NP April Great Himalayan National Park May Corbett NP & Nainital (Sattal, Bhimtal & Pangot) Tadoba NP (Full) June Amboli – Land of the flying frog July Valley of Flowers August Lahaul – Spiti & Pin Valley National Park INTERNATIONAL CAMPS September African Safari – Kenya UPCOMING CAMPS August Ladakh

GREAT HIMALAYAN NATIONAL PARK


ONE DAY CAMPS 11th March, Sunday Heritage Tree Walk

Trees have been an integral part of the city; some have been around since Mumbai was still Bombay. They have lend their names to places and acted as landmarks for ages. The city has some 318 species of trees half of which are exotic, brought in by the English plant lovers during early 19th century from other tropical countries to the city. Explore these unique, rare and exotic trees and the history behind it in during this walk. Camp Charges: Rs. 200/- for BNHS members and Rs. 300/- for others. Grade: Easy (2–3 km undulating walk) Reporting: Main gate of Horniman Circle Garden at 7:45 a.m. For registration*: Call at Hornbill House 022-22821811, Mon-Fri 09:30 a.m. to 05:30 p.m. or e-mail us at bnhs.programmes@gmail.com Group leader: Dr. Rajdeo Singh The programme will conclude by 10:00 a.m., hat/cap and adequate water. www.bnhs.org


18th March, Sunday

Karnala Bird Sanctuary Take an enjoyable walk through the moist deciduous base forest of Karnala Bird Sanctuary. During this time the forest starts to come alive with bird calls. Birds like Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Black-naped Monarch, Small Sunbird, Nilgiri Flowerpecker, Rufous and Heart-spotted Woodpecker, Greater Racket-tailed and Bronzed Drongo, Crested Hawk-eagle, Crested Serpenteagle, and Gold-fronted Leafbird, can be seen. Camp Charges: Rs. 900/- for BNHS members and Rs. 1,000/- for others. Grade: Easy (2–3 km undulating walk) Reporting: Bus will leave from Dadar T.T. (near Chandu Halwai) at 06:00 a.m., Chembur (near Diamond Garden) at 06:20 a.m., and Vashi (Vashi Jn) at 06:40 a.m. For registration*: Call at Hornbill House 022-22821811, Mon-Fri 09:30 a.m. to 05:30 p.m. or e-mail us at bnhs. programmes@gmail.com Group leader: Mr. Asif Khan (9969798447) The programme will conclude by 12:00 p.m. Please carry packed breakfast, hat/cap, and adequate water. www.bnhs.org


25th March, Sunday

Malabar Hill Tree Walk The original seven islands of Bombay consisted of 22 hills, and Malabar Hill was the highest point in the city area then, Malabar Hill used to be a densely forested area except for a few government residences. Even after the urbanization area still has has maintained its greenery, the and ecosystem. Even today, the long stretch of Malabar Hill complex hosts a variety of common as well as rare species of flora. Highlights of the tree walk: Elephant-ear tree, Balsam of Peru, Indian sandalwood, Cannonball tree etc. Camp Charges: Rs. 200/- for BNHS members and Rs. 300/- for others. Grade: Easy (2–3 km undulating walk) Reporting: Babulnath Temple at 7:45 a.m. For registration*: Call at Hornbill House 022-22821811, Mon-Fri 09:30 a.m. to 05:30 p.m. or e-mail us at bnhs.programmes@gmail.com Group leader: Dr. Rajdeo Singh The programme will conclude by 10:00 a.m., hat/cap and adequate water. www.bnhs.org


1st April, Sunday

Kanheri Upper Trail at Sanjay Gandhi National Park A gradual climb through the wooded forest of Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP). November is the perfect time to see Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Shikra, Grey Junglefowl, and Indian Peafowl. The trail leads to the rocky, grass and Euphorbia strewn plateau near, Kanheri Caves, which is excellent for viewing raptors like Crested Serpent Eagle, soaring on thermals, and spectacular views of the National Park. At the end of the trail, one can visit the ancient Kanheri caves, which date back to around 2,100 years. Carved out of volcanic rocks, there are around 109 caves. The caves and surrounding structures also harbour good biodiversity. Grade: Easy to Moderate Charges: Rs. 900/- for members and Rs. 1,000/- for others. (Cost includes: Bus from SGNP main gate, Forest Dept. permission charges, entry to SGNP, and BNHS expertise) Reporting: SGNP main gate at 07:15 a.m. How to Reach: Sanjay Gandhi National Park is situated on the Western Express Highway about a kilometer away from Borivali Station (East). Registration*: Call at Hornbill House 022-22821811, Mon–Fri 09:30 a.m. to 05:30 p.m. or e-mail at bnhs.programmes@gmail.com. The programme will conclude by 12:00 p.m. Please carry packed breakfast, hat/cap, and adequate water. Group leader: Mr. Vandan Jhaveri (9167472698) The programme will conclude by 12:30 p.m. Please carry packed breakfast, hat/cap, and adequate water. www.bnhs.org


8th 1st April, Sunday

Karnala Bird Sanctuary Take an enjoyable walk through the moist deciduous base forest of Karnala Bird Sanctuary. During this time the forest starts to come alive with bird calls. Birds like Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Black-naped Monarch, Small Sunbird, Nilgiri Flowerpecker, Rufous and Heart-spotted Woodpecker, Greater Racket-tailed and Bronzed Drongo, Crested Hawk-eagle, Crested Serpenteagle, and Gold-fronted Leafbird can be seen. Camp Charges: Rs. 900/- for BNHS members and Rs. 1,000/- for others. Grade: Easy (2–3 km undulating walk) Reporting: Bus will leave from Dadar T.T. (near Chandu Halwai) at 06:00 a.m., Chembur (near Diamond Garden) at 06:20 a.m., and Vashi (Vashi Jn) at 06:40 a.m. For registration*: Call at Hornbill House 022-22821811, Mon-Fri 09:30 a.m. to 05:30 p.m. or e-mail us at bnhs. programmes@gmail.com Group leader: Mr. Asif Khan (9969798447) The programme will conclude by 12:00 p.m. Please carry packed breakfast, hat/cap, and adequate water. www.bnhs.org


15th April, Sunday

Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary is situated to the north of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), and forms a corridor for animals moving between SGNP and Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary. This trail is lined with dense mixed deciduous forest. During this season one can see birds like Rufous Treepie, White Wagtail, Ashy Drongo, Yellow-eyed Babbler, Crested Serpent Eagle, Brown-headed Barbet, Shikra, and Verditer Flycatcher. Camp Charges: Rs. 900/- for BNHS members and Rs. 1,000/- for others. Grade: Easy (1–2 km undulating walk) Reporting: Bus will leave from Dadar T.T. (near Chandu Halwai) at 6:30 a.m., Andheri (near Bisleri factory) at 6:50 a.m., Borivali, Opp. National Park (Near Omkareshwar temple) 7:10 a.m. For registration*: Call at Hornbill House 022-22821811, Mon-Fri 09:30 a.m. to 05:30 p.m. or e-mail us at bnhs.programmes@gmail.com Group leader: Mr. Vandan Jhaveri (9167472698) The programme will conclude by 12:30 p.m. Please carry packed breakfast, hat/cap, and adequate water. www.bnhs.org


22nd April, Sunday

Bat and Bird Trail at Elephanta Island Situated off the south-east shore of the city, Elephanta Island, is a good birding location. During this time if you are lucky you can see a few Brown-headed Gull and Black-headed Gull in their breeding plumage flying alongside boats to the island. Other birds like the Indian Grey Hornbill, Common Iora, Spot-billed Duck, Little Grebe, and White-bellied Sea Eagle can be spotted here. BNHS also gives you an opportunity to learn more about the only flying mammal on this Island. Explore the caves with an expert in search of bat roosts of the Greater Asiatic Yellow House Bat and Leaf-nose Bat. Grade: Moderate (Initially, 100 steps climb to reach the top, this could be a bit strenuous) Charges: Rs. 600/- for members and Rs. 700/- for others (Charges include boat ticket, entry ticket to Elephanta Island and BNHS expertise). Reporting: Hornbill House, opp. Lion Gate, Colaba at 08.00 a.m. Registration*: Call at Hornbill House 022-22821811 Mon-Fri 09:30 a.m. to 05:30 p.m. or e-mail at bnhs. programmes@gmail.com. Group leader: Mr. Asif Khan (9969798447) Note: The group should be back by 1:00 p.m. Please carry packed breakfast, hat/cap, and adequate water. The boat journey to reach Elephanta Island should take 45 min each way. Professional cameras may or may not be allowed, depending on the security protocol by the police. www.bnhs.org


NATIONAL CAMP, 2018 March, 2018

MARINE CAMP AT LAKSHADWEEP - Tinnakara Island

Lakshadweep is a group of  islands, 200–440 km off the southwest coast of India. These  islands  form the smallest union territory of the country. The Lakshadweep region has about 600 species of fish, 78 species of coral, and over 100 species of other marine invertebrates. This is the perfect opportunity to explore the fascinating marine life underwater. This year BNHS will be visiting the Tinnakara Island. Part of the Bangaram atoll, the charming isolated Thinnakara Island shares the same lagoon with the Bangaram Island. You need not worry if you do not know swimming; you can still enjoy the deep blue sea and move among the amazing corals, fishes, shells, shrimps and crabs. Most of the snorkeling will be in waistdeep coral lagoons. Batch Size: 15 participants only; Grade: Easy Date: Batch I: 3rd – 7th March, 2018; Group leader: Mr. Vandan Jhaveri Batch II: 10th – 14th March, 2018; Group leader: Mr. Asif Khan Accommodation: Twin sharing in furnished non Ac beach tents house on the Tinakara Island.  Camp fees: Rs. 47,500/- for members and Rs. 49,000/- for others (ex Aggati). Cost Includes: Stay and food, Pick-up and drop from/to Aggati one snorkeling session per day on the island.  Cost excludes: Flight/rail tickets, all expenses of personal nature like laundry, tips beverages, camera fees, extra water activities, SCUBA, any cost not specified above. Reporting: Participants to meet on Day One morning at Aggati Airport Lakshadweep at 10:10 a.m. (as per the flight schedule) drop on last day at Aggati Airport at 9:00 a.m. (as per the flight schedule). Registration:  Call at Hornbill House 022-22821811, Mon–Fri  09:30 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.  or e-mail at:  bnhs. programmes@gmail.com. www.bnhs.org

Mishmi Hills & Maguri Beel Date: 4th – 9th March, 2018 (FULL)


13th – 18th March, 2018 WILD ASSAM –Gibbon Sanctuary, Kaziranga & Nameri National Park

Kaziranga National Park – a World Heritage Site and home to 65% of the world population of the One-horned

Rhinoceros. Herds of Barasingha, Hog Deer and Wild Buffalo are seen in the marshes. Rhinos browse unconcernedly as visitors

pass by and occasionally a herd of elephants or wild boar is also sighted. One of the best places in India to see Pied Harrier and other raptors like Crested Serpent-eagle, Pallas’s Fish-eagle, and Grey-headed Fish-eagle, which can be seen circling overhead.


Gibbon Sanctuary – now known as the Hoolongapar Gibbon Sanctuary is one of the best places to see India’s only

primate the Endangered Western Hoolock Gibbon, the Sanctuary is also a good place to see other threatened primates like Near Threatened Assamese Macaque, Vulnerable Capped Langur, Stump-tailed Macaque and Northern Pig-tailed Macaque. It is also good for birdwatching with over 200 species (e.g. Purple Woodpigeon, Rufous-bellied Niltava, Red-headed Trogon, and Long-tailed Sibia) recorded from the sanctuary.

Nameri National Park is a birder’s paradise and more than 300 species of birds have been recorded here – four

species of Hornbills like Great, Wreathed, Oriental Pied, and Rufous-necked Hornbill can be sen here. Other birds like Palechinned and Little Pied Flycatcher, Green-billed Malkoha, Great Thick-knee, Blue-throated, Lineated and Blue-eared Barbet, Red-breasted Parakeet, Orange-bellied and Gold-fronted Leafbird, Ibisbill, Long-tailed and Silver-breasted Broadbill, Small Niltava, Black Baza and the elusive White-winged Duck are also seen.

Grade: Easy (Short walks for bird watching) Date: 13th – 18th March, 2018 (Last 2 seats); Group leader: Mr. Vandan Jhaveri Charges: Rs.35,700/- for members, and Rs. 37,200/- for others; Accommodation: Twin sharing basis. Reporting: Members to meet on day one at Guwahati at 7:00 a.m. at Hotel Mayur in the lobby (Tel: 0361-2734855 to 61), Paltan Bazar, opposite Guwahati railway station. Return on last day after breakfast to reach Guwahati at lunch time. You are advised to arrive at Guwahati one day prior to the first day of the camp and leave Guwahati one day later. Cost includes: Accommodation, meals (B/L/D) from first day lunch to last day lunch, transfers from and to Guwahati, permits, and entry to park. Cost excludes: Flight/rail tickets, all expenses of personal nature like laundry, tips beverages, camera fees, stay in Guwahati, any cost not specified above. For registration*: Kindly contact us at 022-22821811 or email bnhs.programmes@gmail.com www.bnhs.org


April, 2018 GREAT HIMALAYAN NATIONAL PARK The Great Himalayan National Park is carved out of the splendid mountain terrain of Kullu district, and is the largest protected area in Himachal Pradesh. The secluded Tirthan valley harbours a variety of wildlife common to this area – wild mountain goats like the Bharal, Goral and Serow, the Himalayan Brown Bear, and predators like the Leopard and the very rare Snow Leopard. Birds like Himalayan Pied Kingfisher, Brown Dipper, Bearded Vulture, and Himalayan Parakeet can be seen during the trek. Grade: Moderate, three day hike from Ecozone into Park, daily 8–10 km gradual gradient walk among the hill forests taking about 5 –7 hrs. Date: 21st – 27th April, 2018 (ex Delhi). Group leader: Mr. Vandan Jhaveri Charges: Rs. 26,900/- for members, and Rs. 28,100/- for others Accommodation: Dormitory at Sai Ropa/Homestays and twin sharing tents during the treks. sleeping bag and mat will be provided. Reporting: Majnu-ka-Tila (Petrol Pump), at 5:00 p.m. on Day One. Drop on last day at 08:00 a.m.; Kindly book your train/flights after 1:00 p.m. on the last day. How to reach: Majnu-ka-Tila is about 5 km from Delhi ISBT opposite the Tibetan Village on the main MG Marg. There is a petrol pump on the main road, most private buses operate from there. We recommend traveling via the Airport Metro till New Delhi Metro Station and asking for a cab or an auto-rickshaw to drive you to Majnu-kaTila. Cost includes: Delhi-Kullu-Delhi transport by Volvo, local transport in Kullu, food (except during the Volvo journey), accommodation in dormitories and tents, permits to the GHNP, and BNHS expertise. Cost Excludes: Any personal expenses, porterage (porters can be made available at extra cost on prior notice). Note: Home stay, and tented accommodation during trek with basic facility and trench toilets, participants will have to rough it out. For registration*: Call at Hornbill House 022-22821811, Mon–Fri 09:30 a.m. to 05:30 p.m. or e-mail us at bnhs.programmes@gmail.com www.bnhs.org


May, 2018 CORBETT NATIONAL PARK & NAINITAL (SATTAL, BHIMTAL & PANGOT) Corbett National Park was created in 1936, the first wildlife park of India. Besides Tiger and Asian Elephant, the

area is known for a large number of sub-Himalayan species and in the summer an equally large number of breeding migrants

that come from north Indian plains and peninsular India. We can see Great Hornbill, Himalayan Pied Kingfisher, Tawny Fish Owl, Collared Falconet, both Pallas’s and Lesser Fish-eagles, Hooded Pitta, Grey Treepie, White-crested Laughingthrush, Dollarbird, and Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler.


Pangot, Sattal, and Bhimtal area is known as a bird watcher’s paradise, and the “Nainital Hills” live up to their

name with more than 200 species seen here. Sattal is also a photographer’s paradise. One can see three types of pheasants namely Cheer, Koklas and Kalij Pheasant, as well as Scaly-bellied Woodpecker, Long-billed Ground-thrush, Red-headed Laughingthrush, Spotted Laughingthrush, Great Barbet, Chestnut-bellied Rock-thrush, Lammergeier, Red-billed Blue Magpie, Spot-winged Tit, Black-lored Tit, Striated Prinia, Red-billed Leiothrix, Blue-winged Minla, Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler, Lesser Yellownape, Spotted Forktail, Rufous Sibia, and Yellow-breasted Greenfinch.

Dates: 12th – 16th May, 2018 Batch Limit: 18 Group Leader: Asif Khan Camp Charges: Rs. 31,400/- for Members and Rs. 32,600/-for others (ex-Delhi). Accommodation: Twin Sharing Cost includes: All accommodation, meals (B/L/D) from first day lunch to last day breakfast, transfers to and from New Delhi, permits, and entry to Park. Reporting: Pick up from New Delhi Railway Station at 6:00 a.m. and drop to New Delhi Railway Station at 7:30 p.m. on the last day. You are advised to book your tickets to arrive in New Delhi one day prior. There are several options to stay in Pahar Ganj near the New Delhi Railway Station. How to get there: New Delhi is well connected by air and train. For registration*: Call at Hornbill House 022-22821811 or e-mail us at bnhs.programmes@gmail.com www.bnhs.org


June, 2018 AMBOLI – LAND OF THE FLYING FROG Nestled at the crest of the Western Ghats at a height of above 2,000 feet, Amboli is the last hill station in Maharashtra before the coastal highlands of Goa. Misty weather, rejuvenating rain, cool climate, and lush evergreen forest form the perfect setting for reptiles and amphibians. It is also one of the best places to see the Malabar Gliding Frog. The forest here reverberates with the calls of various frogs and toads in colourful and loud display, singing in beautiful synchronisation to attract their lady love. Amboli is part of a Biodiversity Hotspot and we can see amphibians and reptiles like Fungoid Frog, Bi-coloured Frog, Amboli Bush-frog, Amboli Toad, Beddome’s Cat Snake, Ceylon Cat Snake, Green Vine Snake, Malabar Pit Viper, and various caecilians. Group leader: Mr. Vandan Jhaveri & Mr. Asif Khan Date: Batch I: 29th June–1st July, 2018 Batch II: 6th–8th July, 2018 (On Demand) Camp charges: Rs. 8,600/- BNHS members and Rs. 9,200/- others Accommodation: Twin sharing basis in hotel. Reporting: Pick up at Sawantwadi railway station at 9:30 a.m. on day one. Drop off at Sawantwadi ST railway station at 4:00 p.m. on the last day. Kindly book your tickets accordingly, pick-up and drop timing may change depending on timing of Konkan Kanya Express. How to get there: Bus – This is the best option to reach Sawantwadi; Every Mumbai – Goa bus halts at Sawantwadi. Buses can be booked through www.redbus.in. Train – Sawantwadi railway station is about 8 km from the ST Depot. Konkan Kanya Express (10111) reaches Sawantwadi at 8:22 a.m. Note: The train timing and schedule for Konkan Railway during monsoon is fluctuating and prone to delays due to landslides. Registration*: Call at Hornbill House 022-22821811, Mon-Fri 09:30 a.m. to 05:30 p.m. or e-mail at bnhs. programmes@gmail.com. www.bnhs.org


July, 2018 VALLEY OF FLOWERS Western Himalaya is well-known for its meadows of diverse alpine flowers and outstanding natural beauty. The beauty of Valley of Flowers has been acknowledged by renowned mountaineers and botanists. Its gentle landscapes, breathtaking beautiful meadows of alpine flowers and remoteness make the journey to this valley an enchanting experience. One can see gorgeous flowers like the Brahma Kamal, Blue Poppy, Brook Anemone, and Forget-me-not. Also birds like White-capped RiverChat, Plumbeous Water-redstart, Yellow-billed Blue Magpie, and Blue Whistling-thrush can be seen along the way. Grade: Difficult** Date: 28th July– 5th August, 2018 Camp fees: Rs. 38,500/- for BNHS members and Rs. 40,000/- for others (ex Delhi) Accommodation: Twin sharing in hotel Reporting: Outside New Delhi railway station at 8:00 a.m. Drop at New Delhi railway station on last day at 3:00 p.m. You are advised to arrive at Delhi one day prior to the first day of the camp and book your return tickets accordingly. Cost includes: Cost is inclusive of travel to/from Delhi, meals (B/L/D), accommodation, permits, transfer of luggage from Govindghat to Ghangharia, and BNHS expertise. Cost Excludes: Flight/rail tickets, all expenses of personal nature like laundry, porterage, tips beverages, camera fees, any cost not specified above From Govindghat to Ghangharia, luggage will be carried separately by ponies. **Though ponies can be taken for most of the trek, there are no ponies available for the trek from Ghangharia to the Valley of Flowers (4-6 km). The season is monsoon (best season for flowers) so rains can be expected during the camp. Accommodation and other facilities at Ghangharia will be basic. Registration*: Kindly contact us at 022-22821811 Mon-Fri 09:30 a.m. to 05:30 p.m. or e-mail us at bnhs. programmes@gmail.com www.bnhs.org


August, 2018 LAHAUL-SPITI & Pin Valley National Park The desolate northern and eastern tracts of Himachal Pradesh are among the most spectacular and sparsely populated regions on Earth. The Spiti River is joined by the Pin River, flowing out of a wind-scoured but beautiful valley from the heights of the Great Himalayan Range. This forms the Pin Valley National Park, with its snow-laden slopes is a refuge for one of the world’s most threatened and elusive animals, the Snow Leopard. The Park is also home to Siberian Ibex and Tibetan Wolf. Dates: 4th – 13th August, 2018 (Ex-Delhi) Batch Limit: 16 only Group Leader: Asif Khan Camp Charges: Rs. 44,500/- for Members and Rs. 46,000/-for others (ex-Delhi). Accommodation: Twin sharing in tents and/or home-stays, (Basic accommodations) Cost includes: All accommodation, meals (B/L/D) from first day lunch to last day breakfast, transfers to and from New Delhi, permits, and entry to Park. Reporting: Majnu-ka-Tila (Petrol Pump), at 5:00 p.m. on Day One. Drop on last day at 08:00 a.m. Kindly book your train/flights after 1:00 p.m. on the last day. How to get there: New Delhi is well-connected by air and train. For registration*: Call at Hornbill House 022-22821811 or e-mail us at bnhs.programmes@gmail.com


INTERNATIONAL CAMPS, 2018 September, 2018 African Safari – Kenya

Once again the Bombay Natural History Society brings you the African Safari, Kenya, with its rich diversity of mammals and birds, a dream trip for nature lovers. Places of Visit: Samburu National Reserve, Aberdare National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, and Masai Mara National Reserve.

Samburu National Reserve: Most tourists visiting Kenya do not get the opportunity to cross the Equator to visit

the Samburu National Park to see the unique wildlife of North Kenya. Samburu has some very different animals like Oryx, Gerenuk or Giraffe Gazelle, Grevy’s Zebra, and Reticulated Giraffe unique to this reserve and not seen in Southern Kenya.

Aberdare National Park:

A birdwatcher’s paradise, Aberdare National Park is part of the Aberdare Mountain

Range in Central Kenya. The Park offers Moorlands, Bamboo forest and rainforest at lower altitudes. One can see animals like the Critically Endangered Mountain Bongo, Bushbuck, African Wild Dog, and Giant Forest Hog. Birds like Jackson’s Widowbird, Bar-tailed Trogon, Golden-winged Sunbird, Scarlet-tufted Sunbird, Silver-cheeked Hornbill, endemic Aberdare Cisticola, and African Goshawk are also seen.

Lake Nakuru National Park: Situated in the famous Rift Valley, it attracts thousands of flamingos and pelicans, the forest around the lake is home to the rare and Critically Endangered Eastern Black Rhinoceros and Near Threatened Southern White Rhinoceros.

Masai Mara National Reserve: Experience the thrill of watching the world’s largest land migration with around

a million wildebeest and zebras make their way into Masai Mara from Serengeti. The spectacle of the Great Migration is something every nature lover should experience.

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During the camp you can see a whole array of animals like East African Lion, the fastest land mammal Cheetah, three kinds of giraffe Reticulated, Rothschild’s, and the tallest Masai Giraffe; Hook-lipped and Square-lipped Rhinoceros; Cape Buffalo, Black-and-white Colobus, Spotted Hyena; Grevy’s and Burchell’s Zebra; African Elephant, Thomson’s Gazelle, Hartebeest, Dik-dik, Hippopotamus, Leopard, and the Nile Crocodile. Besides these one can see the largest birds: the Somali and Common Ostrich, Purple Grenadier, Blue-nape Mousebird, Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu, Secretary bird, Superb Starling, Hamercop, Bateleur, White-breasted Go-away-bird, Lilac-breasted Roller; Vulturine and Helmeted Guineafowl; Red-billed, Yellow-billed, Von der Decken’s, Black-and-White Casqued and Southern Ground Hornbills; Black-bellied, White-bellied, Buff-crested, and Kori Bustards, Malachite Kingfisher and many more. Dates: 1st–8th September, 2018 (ex-Mumbai) Reporting: Participants to meet early morning (2:00 a.m) on 1st September, 2018 at Mumbai International Airport. Camp Fee: Rs. 2,38,500/- for BNHS members and Rs. 2,40,000/- for others. (Ex Mumbai) Payment schedule: 1st Installment (non-refundable) Immediate Rs. 50,000/2nd Installment

Rs. 60,000/-

3rd Installment

Rs. 60,000/-

4th Installment

Rs. 35,000/-

Final Installment Date- 15th Aug

Rs. 33,500/- (Rs. 35,0000/- for others)

Camp fee includes: ● Economy Class Airfare on Kenya Airways/Ethiopian

Price does not include:

  Airlines (or similar).

Food and drinks not part of group menu.

Normal Visa and processing charges.

Any sightseeing not mentioned on the programme.

Full board accommodation.

Expenses of a personal nature e.g., laundry,

All Game Park entrance fees.

telephone calls.

Meals as per itinerary.

Tips and gratuities.

1 litre of bottled water per person per day.

Services other than those specified in

Professional driver guide.

“Camp fee includes”

Game drives as per itinerary.

Insurance for the camp period for participants

  aged up to 70 yrs. ●

BNHS expertise. Note: The cost has been calculated as per 1 USD= 67 INR, and minimum 16 pax travelling together. Important: Participants need to take Yellow Fever vaccination at least 15 days prior and Polio vaccination at least four weeks prior to the date of travel.

* Note: ● If you are registering for any of the programmes, it is assumed that you have read and agreed to all the Rules and Guidelines. ● Rules and Guidelines for BNHS programmes are available on our website: www.bnhs.org. ● If you are booking a flight for any camp, it is highly recommended to book refundable tickets. ● All the surplus generated through the activities of the programme department are utilized for conservation of wildlife. ● It is also recommended to take travel insurance when travelling for any camp. ● The camp is subject to cancellation if the minimum number of participation is not reached.

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BNHS Nature camps 2018 V.6 I.2  

Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) is an NGO working in the field of nature and wildlife conservation since 1883 and as a part of our edu...

BNHS Nature camps 2018 V.6 I.2  

Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) is an NGO working in the field of nature and wildlife conservation since 1883 and as a part of our edu...

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