This trip is a fascinating introduction to some of north-west India’s lesser known wildlife in Mahatma Gandhi’s home state, Gujarat.
On this itinerary you may see Asiatic lions, wild ass and flamingos as well as endemic blackbuck, and endangered animals, like the Indian wolf. Visiting Little Rann of Kutch, Sasan Gir and Velavadar National Parks, this is a substantially less trodden route, so you are unlikely to have to share these beautiful reserves with others.
For more inspiration, read Product Manager Brian Wood's blog on his trip to this fascinating state.
Arrive Mumbai and fly to Bhavnagar, transfer to Little Rann of Kutch
After a morning game drive, you'll have an early breakfast and a long drive to Gondal. Visit Gondal Lake, and then transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Sasan Gir National Park
In the morning, drive to Sasan Gir, approximately six hours' drive. In the afternoon, enjoy your first game drive in the park.
Accommodation: Gateway Hotel Gir Forest, 3-nights
Velavadar National Park
Today, drive to Velavadar which will take most of the day, arriving in time for dinner.
Accommodation: Blackbuck Lodge, 2-nights
Drive to Ahmedabad and depart
After a final game drive, you'll drive to Ahmedabad where you'll board a flight back to Mumbai and transfer to the international terminal for your onward flight to the UK.
You should note: New regulations in India’s national parks mean that safaris must be booked and paid in advance on a first-come, first-served basis. As places are limited, we recommend you book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.