Gir

Gir National Park & Wildlife Sanctuary is a 1412 sq km hilly tract of dry deciduous forests, acacia scrub, evergreen and semi-evergreen flora and grasslands, fed by rivers and streams. Among the many water-bodies in the reserve is the Kamleshwar Dam, known for its large crocodile population.

Originally protected by the Nawab of Junagadh, after British viceroys brought to his attention the plight of the lion in Asia, the sanctuary is the jewel of Gujarat's ecological resources.

The park is open from mid-October and a Lion Safari by jeep showcases the diverse habitat of Gir. Gir has some of the largest panthers. Other wildlife to look out for are the four-horned Antelope (the only four-horned ungulate in the world), Indian gazelle (chinkara), spotted deer (chital), blue bull (nilgai), wild boar, wolf, hyena, jackal, jungle cat, hare and other mammals found in the forest.

The Kamleshwar dam in the middle of the sanctuary is home to a record population of marsh crocodiles.

Interesting birds at Gir are the paradise flycatcher, grey drongo, grey & painted Francolin, painted sand grouse, bush quail, crested hawk eagle, and crested serpent, eagle, Bonnelli's eagle, shikra hawk, sirkeer cuckoo and white-necked stork.

The Gir - the largest compact tract of dry deciduous forests in the semi-arid western part of India is the last abode of the big and regal predator Asiatic lion (Panthera leopersica), an endangered species. The sanctuary is internationally acclaimed for successfully saving this precious species from the brink of extinction. It was declared as a sanctuary in 1965. Subsequently, an area of 258.71 sq. km. was declared a national park.

Lion Safari Camp - Gir

Lion Safari Camp, Gir National Park

The LION SAFARI CAMP at Gir National Park A Luxury Wildlife Camp is owned and managed by Camps of India. It is located in a private mango orchard overlooking the Hiran River. The location presently has around 900 Mango Trees with only 2% of the entire land area being built so that the natural setting is maintained. This eco-friendly camp has 21 AC Luxury Tents each with large well-furnished bedrooms and an attached en-suite bathrooms. All the tents are beautifully furnished with natural materials and open out to an extended deck - An ideal place to sit and relax amongst nature.

GIR NATIONAL PARK is the last remaining bastion of the Asiatic Lion. It also has the highest population of Leopards compared to any other national park in making it one of the best places in India to see the Big Cats. The Kamleshwar Dam in the middle of the sanctuary is home to a record population of marsh crocodiles. Other wildlife includes Chital (spotted dear), Nilgai (blue bull), Wild boar, Jackals, Hyenas, etc. Gir National Park also has over 300 different varieties of birds.

Accommodation Facilities

Luxury Tents

All the 21 tents are beautifully furnished with natural materials and have an extended deck. The deck is the ideal place to sit and relax sipping a cool drink while you enjoy the sounds and sights of nature.

Tent Facilities

  • A well-furnished large bedroom
  • En suite bathroom with shower and hot and cold running water
  • Air-conditioner
  • Telephone

Resort Facilities

Dining

  • The open air restaurant overlooks the Hiran River. A choice of Indian, Chinese and Continental food is available. There is a barbeque in the evenings.
  • Fresh seafood can be arranged on a days advance notice.
  • Picnic lunch or tea can also be arranged at the nearby scenic locations.

Whether there is a special occasion or you just feel like it we can arrange a candlelight dinner for two at the camp.

Other Facilities

  • Recreation room with Indoor games, Pool table, Library and Satellite Television
  • Customized 4*4 Safari vehicles for Jungle Safaris
  • Generator Backup
  • Airport / station drop and pick up (extra charges apply)
  • Excursions to the nearby attractions (extra charges apply)
  • Cultural evening with folk dance and music (extra charges apply)
  • DJ can be arranged for parties (extra charges apply)
  • Souvenir shop
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Doctor on call
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