The King of the jungle in not only in Africa. Almost extinct, the Asiatic Lion still roams the land in the Indian sub-continent. Just south east of Agra, home to the Taj Mahal , is the Gir National Park in the state of Gujarat. Here lives the last known population of these magnificent endangered mammals. Started in 1965 by the Forest Department, this 1412 sq km wildlife conservation is home to approximately 411 lions as of 2010 which was the last census and increases each year. The natural ecosystem created here is bringing back these wonderful creatures. It’s no wonder that this majestic creature is India’s iconic symbol. A safari in the Gir National Park can be added on to a Private Golden Triangle with Ranthambore itinerary.
Tigers are another endangered species and still roam all over Asia. From the islands of Sumatra to the far stretches of Nepal, Goway offers some great safaris to spot these cats in the wild. Commonly seen in India, Nepal has a unique safari experience that takes you through Chitwan National Park on the hunt for Tigers and Rhinoceros. Starting from 2634CAD/2870USD. Highlights of Nepal offers an elephant safari, canoe safari and jungle treks in hopes to see these elusive creatures.
And Bears oh my… Asia has a few species of bears from the Sloth Bear found in Sri Lanka to the Asian Black Bear found in India. These amazingly strong animals are all over Asia. “The most unique place I saw a bear and its cubs was in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka” says product & marketing manager, Maureen Atkinson. Goway offers some great travel ideas to some of these regions. Starting from 1459USD/1679CAD the 6 Day Sri Lanka Highlights give you a great opportunity to get close to the bears of Asia.