Lion Watch and Natural History
Wildlife Viewing Drives
Gir Birding Lodge offers personalized jeep safaris with our resident naturalist
on prior intimation.
The drives to explore parts of the reserve that are often remote and tucked away in magic corners of the park, our experienced naturalist will introduce you to the rich bio-diversity of the park. From the majestic Lion to the shy funnel web spiders, you will be rewarded with an insight into fine details of the natural world. We plan our Safaris keeping in mind interests of the guests and balance that with an opportunity to visit different zones of the park.
Designed for uninterrupted viewing, the 4x4 jeeps effortlessly manoeuvre through the grasslands, dirt tracks and hilly terrain as our expert naturalist points out the various species of birds and animals. Through their local network and experience, our trained local guides are usually very well informed, thereby increasing the chances of sightings of rare species.
Kindly note that as per the guidelines from the forest department, there are no safaris on the festive day of Holi.
The wildlife viewing drives are pleasant and go through a cross-section of the national park’s habitat, often affording good views of the topography. Experienced drivers take you in search of lion, leopard and other wildlife in the Gir National Park.
Do book your safaris in advance either with us or directly on http://girlion.in/. The safaris are in great demand. Only 50% of the safari quota is available to book online and the other 50% is sold over the counter. To avail safaris directly in Gir one need to cue up early in the morning outside the park to secure the ticket which can be unnerving. Once your tickets are booked you may book the 4WD vehicle with us. In effect you will pay for the safari ticket, the 4WD vehicle and the fee for the guide who will be assigned to accompany you from the forest department.