The ‘Ride of the Kings’ ~ ELEPHANT Safari is the most thrilling options of Safari into the Kaziranga National Park as you are able to Spot Fauna species from a close distance with this option. Elephant Safari start as early as 5.00 AM in the mornings which serves as an ideal time to spot Animal species in the Kaziranga National Park. Sitting abode the King of the animal kingdom you can care less in case you are able to spot one of the Big Four (4) cat species at Kaziranga. This Safari option guarantees your luck to sight the Majestic One Horned Rhinoceros species at the Kaziranga National Park. Elephant Safari at Kaziranga National Park is an ideal choice for any nature lover who wants to catch a glimpse the diverse flora and fauna from a close proximity. This jungle safari option best suites to identify the fauna of Kaziranga National Park amidst the tall grasslands and rocky landscapes as your view is extended from the Elephant back.
The Kaziranga National Park in Assam a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Tiger Reserve is spread across a total core area of 430 square kilometers. Further, to make Kaziranga National Park accessible to tourists it is split into four zones. While the Jeep Safari inside these ranges of Kaziranga are allowed across the four zones, the Elephant safari is organized in the two zones only: the Central or Kohora range and the Western or Bagori range. Again here, access to the Kohora Safari zone on Elephant Safari is limited to foreigners and VIP delegates while Indian Nationals get the option to explore the vast reserves of Kaziranga National Park on an Elephant back here at the Bagori Safari Zone. Elephant rides timing and routes are decided by the Kaziranga National Park management. Usually there are two regular slots for Elephant Safari during the tourist season at Kaziranga National Park. One at morning 5 AM and the other at morning 6.30 AM. When the number of tourists are more a third slot at 7 AM is also added. The park authority retains the right to change the timing and routes. Usually, guests prefer to take safari in the western zone where they will have chance to get close view of the rhinos. Do not make any perception about a particular zone because all zones take you to the heart of the Kaziranga National Park and there is no such bad zone. Every zone is unique in term of forests, grasslands, density of mammals & bird, land topography, terrains etc.
The Elephant Safari at Kaziranga National Park get booked very early before the start of season due to limited availability of Elephants at both the Safari ranges. Hence it becomes necessary for guests to book their safari much ahead of their travel dates to Kaziranga National Park. Bookings can be undertaken for Indian National at the Bagori Safari range of Kaziranga while no advance booking is taken for Elephant Safari at Kohora range. Bookings at Kohora can be arranged based on availability during the time of visit.
|Elephant Safari Timings at Kaziranga|
|Safari Range||Safari Timings|
|Western Range – Bagori||5 AM to 7 AM|
|Central Range – Kohora||5 AM to 7 AM|
|Elephant Safari Booking Offices Kaziranga|
|Safari Ranges||Booking Office|
|Western Range – Bagori||Centenary Convention Center – Kohora|
|Central Range – Kohora||Range Office – Bagori|
|Elephant Safari Route at Kaziranga National Park|
|Safari Range||Start Point||Safari Route||Duration|
|Central Range, Kohora||Mihimukh Riding Tower Kohora||Mihimukh Riding point No. 1 via 2nd Addition to KNP up to Riding point No. 2 at Kathpora and vice versa at Southern periphery.||1 hour|
|Western Range, Bagori||Near Range Headquarters, Bagori||Bagori – along the Central path towards Donga – right bank of Mori Diffalu river and back to Bagori||1 hour|
|Nationality||Safari Rates at the different Ranges in Kaziranga National Park|
|Indians (Per Head)||1500|
|Foreigners (Per Head)||3200||3200|
** Children aged above 3 years will be charged full amount of Elephant Safari
To book your Elephant Safari at Kaziranga National Park please fill in the form below:
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Kaziranga Elephant Safari terms and conditions:
- We are responsible for booking Elephant Safari, collection of payment and handing over of payment receipt to our visitors
- Entry Pass for Elephant Safari to be collected by visitors along with our representative from Safari Ticket Counter
- Kaziranga National Park Authority reserves the right to admittance of visitors
- Safari inside Kaziranga National Park may be closed without prior notice based on climate conditions and Rhino census
- Above mentioned rates are subjected to revision without prior notice
- Hotel/Resort pick up and drop will be charged extra
- We are not responsible for delay in start of Elephant Safari
- Camera charges both Still and Video are additional as per Government prescribed fees
- Please do not carry eatables inside the Kaziranga National Park
- Use of plastics is banned inside Kaziranga National Park
- Avoid bright colored clothes inside premises of Kaziranga National Park
Sample Itinerary for Elephant Safari at Kaziranga National Park:
Day 1 ~ Guwahati – Kaziranga National Park
Arrive at Guwahati Airport. On arrival you will be received by our representative at the airport offering a warm welcome in traditional Assamese style. From the Airport drive to the Kaziranga National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Kaziranga National Park is home to the highest population of the Endangered One Horned Rhinoceros species anywhere in the world. On arrival check into a Comfortable hotel/Guest House. Visit the nearby tea gardens in the late afternoon. Evening Bon fire and cultural performances (Bihu Dance of Assam) on request.
Night Stay: Comfortable Hotel at the Kaziranga National Park
Meals Included: NA
Day 2 ~ Kaziranga National Park – Kaziranga Orchid Park – Guwahati
Early morning go for a Elephant Safari into the Kaziranga National Park from the Bagodi/Kohora Safari Range at the National Park. Later in the day visit the Kaziranga Orchid and Bio-Diversity Park at Kaziranga National Park. The Kaziranga Orchid and Bio-Diveristy Park is the Largest Orchid Park in India. Depart to Guwahati.
Night Stay: Comfortable Hotel at Guwahati
Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 3 ~ Kamakhya Temple – Depart
Early morning visit the holy Kamakhya Temple at Guwahati. After breakfast you will depart to Guwahati Airport for your onward destination. Trip Ends. Bid Adieu!
Meals Included: Breakfast
An Elephant Safari experience in Kaziranga National Park ~
As we conduct various safaris in Kaziranga National Park of the likes of Elephant Safari, Jeep Safari and Boat Safari, we narrate to our readers and future guests to Kaziranga one example of an Elephant Safari experience here in Kaziranga National Park. This time our guests were from Bangalore in India and we had arranged for their stay, Elephant Safari and Jeep Safari in Kaziranga National Park. Their stay was arranged at our guest house in Kohora are of Kaziranga. There are two (2) slots for Elephant Safari timings here in Kaziranga National Park one in the morning at 5 AM and the next slot is at 6.30 AM. As Indian Nationals are permitted to go for Elephant Safari into the interiors of Kaziranga National Park from the Bagori Safari range only therefore we arranged for their safari here itself. Also as we have Elephant Safaris owned by our team in Kaziranga National Park we were able to arrange for their entry at 6.30 AM as the 5 AM slot is too early and coming from Kohora to Bagori would mean getting up at 4 AM itself. I was present at Kaziranga National Park along with our guests and it was my responsibility to ensure that the guests reached Bagori Safari range on time for their Elephant Safari ride into Kaziranga National Park interiors.
The next day morning I got up at 5 AM and provided a wake up call to our guests who got up on time. We were ready by 5.30 AM and I started the car and along with the guests we proceeded to Bagori Safari range for Elephant Safari into Kaziranga National Park. We reached Bagori at 5.50 AM and our team member Krishna was already awaiting our arrival here at the entrance of the Bagori Safari range. Once we reached there were many other vehicles in the parking area meaning that many other guests were also going into the interiors of Kaziranga National Park for elephant safari ride along with guests who had gone for the 5 AM slot for Safari and would come out of the interiors of Kaziranga National Park now.
Krishna had our passes in his hand and he handed over the passes to us. I too was going along with our guests for the elephant ride into Kaziranga. By 6.05 AM the guests who had gone inside the park started to come outside all with happy faces after their wonderful experience of Elephant Safari here in Kaziranga National Park. Krishna took us to the elephant ride point which is slightly inside and we had to walk from the entry point of the Bagori Safari range gate. We waited our turn as there were other guests awaiting to board their ride ahead of us. Shortly our turn arrived and we climbed on the Elephant back to go into the interiors of Kaziranga National Park. As we were four (4) of us one elephant was dedicated to us along with the mahout. We gradually started to travel inside Kaziranga National Park on a bumpy yet interesting ride on an elephant back.
We first crossed the pathway along which the elephant walks admiring the varied flora of Kaziranga National Park. We spotted a few deers immediately. The mahout maneuvered the elephant to take a slight turn and we were treading along the path where we saw the first Indian One Horned Rhinoceros lying on a muddy marsh. We went very close to the animal and captured our pictures. As we went further in we saw many more rhinoceros, wild boars, hog deers, asiatic wild water buffaloes and various bird species of Kaziranga National Park. It was indeed an amazing experience riding on the Elephant back. Although is is a cruel practice to keep these giant animals chained but out mahout told us that adequate care is taken of the Elephants here in Kaziranga National Park. They are well fed and proper medical attention is ensured to these animals here in Kaziranga National Park.
We came out from our Elephant Safari ride from the interiors of Kaziranga National Park at 7.30 AM. We thanked the mahout and paid him some money as tips for bringing us out safely from the park. We thanked him and returned back to our guest house to get fresh and go for a round of Jeep Safari at a different range in Kaziranga National Park.
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