Lion Safari Camp Sasan Gir Gujarat
November 29, 2010
A week in the Lion Safari Camp especially for Asiatic Lions and Leopard.
Day 5 and the driver and guides both saw a Leopard so you can imagine how I was feeling.
We remedied that situation 30 mins later when I found my own resting briefly on a ledge in the forest sunlight.
A total of 19 Asiatic Lion and one Leopard over 6 days is an awesome experience and throughout all this there were Jackal, Wild Boar, Nilgai, Chital, Sambar and wondrous other beasts.
A visit to The Lion Safari Camp at Sasan Gir was the final part of a trip to the Global Birdwatchers Conference held in Jamnagar, Gujarat State, n.w. India in November 2010:
The Lion Safari Camp is a veritable dream of a place, situated by a river, complete with local ladies doing their washing and a few birding gems along the riverside walk. While I add this a Bonelli's Eagle has cruised past and a Pied Kingfisher hovers and drops, hovers and drops, hovers and drops in front of the lodge! Meanwhile Black Ibis make a noise to rival my own Channel-billed Cuckoos in Sydney!
First day out on the rostered trails on the jeeps and we pull up behind a covey of jeeps to find bins and cameras trained on 11 female and 2 male lions (one being the dominant older one and the other a tolerated younger one.
Other great experiences here include Marsh Crocodile in the aforementioned river at the front of the lodge, jackals, wild boar, black-faced langur, etc.
By day 6 the Leopard had graced us with his presence, perched resplendently on a rocky ridge, just in time too as we were on our way out at that point.
Thanks to Lion Safari Camps and Camps of India for having such great resorts in sensational places.