Kaziranga Wildlife Conservation

Kaziranga, India | Minimum Age - 13 years

Head over to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kaziranga National Park, one of the most bio-diverse regions in India and home of the World’s largest population of one-horned rhinos to work with The Corbett Foundation on live wildlife projects. Your research with experts in the field of wildlife conservation, will give you the chance to learn about the unique environment that is home to many endangered species. Get an understanding of the North Eastern culture as you visit Assamese hamlets and learn about the local culture and their relationship with nature.

What can you expect to achieve from this trip
  • A greater understanding of the unique wildlife habitat in the North East of India through research safaris, nature walks and bird-watching
  • Learn about the challenges and triumphs in wildlife conservation at Kaziranga National Park and Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Get wildlife photography tips from the experts
  • Get introduced to new cultures through visits to local villages and a traditional Assamese dinner
  • End your days discussing the project but not without laughter & fun stories
  • A glimpse into many other professions that exist outside the big cities
  • A great outdoor trip working with some of the best people in wildlife research
  • New experiences in a safe, secure environment and an opportunity to acquire skills - independence, interdependence, and personality development.
  • Get rewarded with an Internship Certificate from The Corbett Foundation & DoTheDifferent

Trip Highlights

Rhino Conservation with Corbett Foundation
Wildlife Photography
Community Work
Local Engagement
Discuss, Report, Present, Share

Itinerary - 8 Days

Arrive in Guwahati and transfer to Kaziranga National Park

On arrival at Guwahati airport, you will be met by the #DoTheDifferent Trip Leader and after the whole group has arrived, we will all be transferred to the Kaziranga National Park, our base for the next week.

Once at the lodge we will have an introductory and safety briefing.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Safari & study of biodiversity in Kaziranga

We jump right into the program on our first day at the Kaziranga project with a packed day. Start with a safari before returning to the lodge to understand a little more about the man-animal conflict in this region and a study of the biodiversity of Kaziranga National Park.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Bird watching & Field skills

Today is a super early start with a 5:30am bird watching trip with the resident experts. You will have some free time after the bird watching trip before a practice field session in the afternoon. This is where we learn the importance of camera traps, GPS devices, etc. and how they work

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Safari & Village tour

Head out for another early morning safari this morning before continuing on to lunch at a local village. We understand more about life in the village and their unique understanding of the wildlife, take a tour of the village and have a meal with the locals.

This evening is a presentation on community, conservation, and conflict.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Nature Trail Walk & Flied Skills Part 2

This morning we head out on a three-hour nature trail walk with packed breakfasts which we will eat picnic style in the wild!

Return to the lodge for some free time in the afternoon before another session on field skills. This exciting game allows you to implement all the skills you’ve learned so far!

Follow this up with a session on snakes, which species are found in the region, how they are managed, and much more.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Safari (western range) & Learn about Assamese culture

We start the day with our last safari of the trip in the western range of the Kaziranga National Forest. Return from the safari for lunch and then head out to a nearby village to watch the traditional Bihu dance with tea and traditional sweets. This is also a great opportunity to interact with the villagers and learn about this most important festival in Assam.

Later this evening is a presentation on the threats and challenges faced by the Kaziranga National Park.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary & Wildlife Photography Session

This is your last full day on the project! Early this morning we head out with packed breakfasts for what promises to be a very memorable trip to the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary.

Return to the lodge in the afternoon for some time off before a session in wildlife photography.

Round off a fantastic trip with a traditional Assamese dinner and a last evening swapping stories with all your new friends.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kaziranga - Guwahati - Departure

At the end of a most memorable experience, we leave Kaziranga National Park this morning for the drive back to Guwahati and our flights back home. Please ensure your tickets are booked for after 3pm.

Meals: Breakfast

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Expert on this trip

Mehvash Arslan

Mehvash Arslan

Some of the most interesting conversations around our office revolve around the name of this outdoor enthusiast who carries the huge responsibility of curating and operating our impeccable trips on her (extra) small shoulders. But as they say – don’t let the size fool you. A muti-talented team member Mehvash holds a Master’s degree in Maritime Archaeology from UK and wildlife and the environment are close to her heart. Her daily routine includes planning the menu for her dogs dinner and though she might be failing miserably in converting people to commute by bicycle, she makes an ace leader on our trips!

What's Included

Arrival and departure transfers at the destination at specified timings. Our team will help you with the details for your trip.

Safe, secure and fun accommodation at hostels, lodges & camps on shared basis - separate for girls and boys.

All meals. Breakfasts are continental style with cereal, toast, jam, butter. Picnic style lunches and hot dinners with snacks available on most days.

An experienced Internship Leader from the #DoTheDifferent team who travels from India and stays with the group at all times.

Meaningful experiences to introduce you to practical exposure on the subject of your interest.

Certificate for the valuable real experience and knowledge you have gained to boost University Applications & your CV.

FAQs

What flights should I book? Open or Close

Flights are not included in your trip. When booking flights, please keep in mind that you need to arrive in Guwahati before 10 am on day one. Should the connectivity from your destination not allow this, please arrange to arrive the night before. We can help you with the extra night accommodation (at a nominal cost). The Internship Coordinator from DoTheDifferent will be in Guwahati one day before the trip starts.

What is the accommodation like? Open or Close

Our group will stay at modest lodges and the hotel rooms on multi-sharing sharing basis. The accommodation is clean with en-suite facilities and very safe.

What project will I be working on during this trip? Open or Close

On this project the participants will be working with local team and experts of The Corbett Foundation on their most current wildlife conservation project(s) in Kaziranga. While Kaziranga is best known for Rhinos there are many other species unique to the North-East region. You can expect to learn a little bit about many facets of wildlife conservation such as techniques on identifying wildlife, animal tracking, managing the man-animal conflict etc.

Do I need any special documentation to travel to North-East? Open or Close

Indian citizens as well as most international passport holders do not require special documentation to travel to Assam.

Dates

Start Date End Date
06 April 2019 13 April 2019

Why Us

  • Life is an adventure

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  • Global Exposure

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  • Develop New Skills & Interests

    Many that can’t be taught in an ordinary classroom
  • Learn first-hand from the experts

    Get access to specialists and leaders in their field
  • Comprehensive Personality Development

    Independence, Team Building & Leadership
  • Authentic Cultural Exchanges & Community Work

    Meaningful experiences that make a difference
  • Meet like-minded Youth

    From all over India and at times the world
  • 100% Safe Environment

    Self-discovery & Growth in a secure environment
  • Internship & Participation Certificate

    Value Addition to College Applications with the Certificate