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International Camps

August, 2014

African Safari, Kenya

After twelve successful camps to Kenya, once again the Bombay Natural History Society brings you the African Safari, Kenya. With sightings of around 150 species of birds and 30 species of mammals, Kenya is a boon for nature lovers. During the camp we cross the Equator to visit Samburu National Park to see the unique wildlife of North Kenya. Take a boat ride on Lake Naivasha to see hippopotami and waterbirds up close. Take a walking safari on Crescent Island. Safari ride on Lake Nakuru to witness thousands of flamingos and pelicans.  Experience the thrill of watching wildebeest, zebras, giraffe, and gazelles running across the plains of the Masai Mara. Participants can see animals like East African Lion, the fastest land mammal Cheetah, three kinds of giraffe like Reticulated, Rothschild's, and the tallest Masai Giraffe, Hook-lipped and Square-lipped Rhinoceros, Cape Buffalo, Spotted Hyena, Grevy’s and Burchell’s Zebra, Oryx, the largest land animal - the African Elephant, and the Nile Crocodile. Besides these one can see the largest birds, Somali and Common Ostrich, huge flocks of Lesser and Greater Flamingos, Purple Grenadier, Secretarybird, Superb Starling, Lilac-breasted Roller, Vulturine and Helmeted Guineafowl, Red-billed, Yellow-billed, Von der Decken’s, Black-and-White Casqued and Southern Ground Hornbill, Black-bellied, White-bellied, Buff-crested, and Kori Bustard, Malachite and Woodland Kingfisher.

Dates: 9th – 18th August 2014 (Registration closes soon)

Reporting: 9th August 2014 at 11.30 p.m. at Mumbai International Airport.

Camp Fee: Rs. 1,88,000/- for members and Rs. 1,89,200/- for others (ex-Mumbai)

Group Leader: Mr. Vandan Jhaveri

Camp fee includes:

●          Economy Class Airfare on Kenya Airlines

●          Normal Visa and processing charges.

●          Full board accommodation

●          All Game Park entrance fees.

●          Three meals (BLD) a day while on Safari.

●          1 litre of mineral water per person per day.

●          Professional driver guide.

●          Game drives as per itinerary.

●          Insurance for the camp period for participants aged upto 70 yrs

●          BNHS expertise

Price does not include:

●          Food & drinks not part of group menu.

●          Any sightseeing not mentioned on the programme.

●          Expenses of a personal nature e.g., laundry, telephone calls.

●          Tips and gratuities.

●          Services other than those specified in “Camp fee includes”

Note: The cost has been calculated @ 1 USD= 60 INR, and minimum 15 pax traveling 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.

Registration: Kindly contact us at 22871202/22821811 or e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


November, 2014

WILD NEPAL

Nepal is known for its exquisite natural beauty, with the iconic Himalaya running across the northern part of the country. The country rises from near sea level in the Terai region through the foothills to the mighty Himalaya, all within a distance of about 200 km. Due to its location in the centre of the Himalayan range, Nepal falls in the transitional zone between Eastern and Western Himalaya, which contributes to its rich biodiversity. For a country half the size of Maharashtra, Nepal has recorded an amazing proportion (almost 10 per cent) of the world’s bird species, a bird list of over 800 species. Explore this fascinating country with BNHS as we delve into the rich biodiversity that Nepal has to offer.

Chitwan National Park: Chitwan National Park was the first national park to be notified in Nepal. This World Heritage reserve protects over 932 sq. km of forests, marshland and rippling grassland, and is home to sizeable populations of wildlife. Meaning ‘Heart of the Jungle’, Chitwan is famous as one of the best wildlife-viewing national parks in Asia, and you’ll have an excellent chance of spotting One-horned Rhinoceros, Leopard, Sloth Bear, deers, and  over 450 species of birds, including Kalij Pheasant, Brown Fish-owl, Pied Harrier, Pallid Harrier, Ibisbill, Lesser Fish-eagle, Bengal Florican, Orange-breasted Green-pigeon, Ashy-headed Green-pigeon, and Collared Falconet. 

Phewa Lake, Pokhra: This scenic lake is surrounded by forested hills and is the second largest lake in Nepal. Birding around the lake and in these forested hills can be rewarding with birds like Spiny Babbler, Blue-throated Babbler, Red-billed Blue Magpie, Blue Whistling Thrush, Russet Sparrow, Crimson Sunbird, White-crested Laughing Thrush and Wedge-tailed Pigeon.

Phulchowki: Home to the only endemic bird species of Nepal, the Spiny Babbler, Phulchowki is a must visit for birdwatchers. Phulchowki, which means “Hill of Flowers” in the local language, is the highest hill in Kathmandu valley. More than 260 species of birds have been recorded in this oak and rhododendron forest. Birds like Yellow-browed Tesia, Chestnut-headed Tesia, Small Niltava, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Rufous Sibia, Nepal Fulvetta, Mountain Hawk-eagle, Golden-throated Barbet, Rufous-bellied Niltava, Brown-throated Treecreeper, Maroon Oriole, Yellow-billed Blue Magpie, Ashy Wood-pigeon, Himalayan Cutia, and Black-throated Sunbird can be seen here.

Dates: 6th – 13th November 2014

Reporting: 6th November 2014 at Delhi International Airport.

Camp Fee: Rs.76,300/- for members and Rs. 77,500/- for others (ex-Delhi)

Group Leader: Mr. Asif Khan

Payment schedule:

1st Installment (non-refundable) Immediate                                      Rs. 20,000/-

2nd Installment-                           30th July                                    Rs. 20,000/-

3rd Installment -                          30th August                                Rs. 20,000/-

Final Installment -                        30th September                           Rs. 16,300/-

Camp fee includes:

●          Economy Class airfare ex-Delhi.

●          Full board accommodation.

●          All park entrance fees and permit charges.

●          Three meals (BLD) a day while on Safari.

*          Insurance for the camp period for participants aged upto 70 yrs.

●          BNHS expertise.

Price does not include:

●          Food and drinks not part of group menu.

●          Any sightseeing not mentioned on the programme.

●          Expenses of a personal nature e.g., laundry, telephone calls.

●          Tips and gratuities.

●          Services other than those specified in “Camp fee includes”

Note: The cost has been calculated @ 1 USD= 60 INR, and minimum 18 pax traveling together and Airfare as on 1st May 2014.

Registration: Kindly contact us at 22871202/22821811 or e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .