This is a small roadside shop near the entrance to the Keoladeo NP (Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India) and next to the Kadamb Kunj Hotel. They have a few books on wildlife such as a guide to the birds of India, Rajasthan birds and an Indian Mammals guide. They sell t-shirts with motifs of Keoladeo, tigers, etc. as well as crafts and ecological clothes, fleeces, hats, etc. Prices are really cheap.
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Situated in Gir Forest, Gujarat, India. Gir National Park & Wildlife Sanctuary-Sasangir 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. Gir National Park has about 411 lions and about 400 leopards, making it one of the major big-cat concentrations in India. Sambar and spotted deer, nilgai, chousingha (the world’s only four-horned antelope), chinkara (Indian gazelle) and wild boar thrive in Gir National Park. Jackal, Striped Hyena, Jungle cat, Rusty-spotted cat, Langur, Porcupine, Indian hare & Pangolin are among the other mammals of Gir National Park. There are about more than 300 type of birds in Gir National Park make it Heaven for Birders & Ornithologist. Asiatic Lion Lodge has 16 cottages with en-suite modern bathrooms and all eco friendly modern room amenities, Varandah with safari chairs and an Indian seating inside for plenty of privacy. Swimming Pool and free Wifi is available. One can Find more than 55 species of birds in and around Asiatic Lion Lodge
Recommended by Mittal Patel
Basque Country, northern Spain: just 300m from the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve. The Oka estuary is the most important wetland in the Basque Country and an important stopover for migrating or wintering birds. A successful reintroduction programme for Osprey is underway here. In winter it is not difficult to see species like Great Bittern, sawbills, scoters and a multitude of alcids and waders. There are two fully-equipped apartments: Agro, and apartment for 12-14 people with 6 bedrooms, decorated by the local artist KZN who was inspired by the local wildlife. Urban, the other apartment, has three bedrooms and a capacity of 6-8 pax. The decoration is based on urban art with local artists like Lan, Siak, Umbuli, AS and KZN. A vegetable patch is available to guests who want to make use of local produce in season, which is listed as available.
Recommended by Mikel Aldekogarai
Northern Peru: located on the banks of the Huallaga river in the last foothills of the eastern Andes. This is a 62ha property in a private reserve. Very good birding, with interesting species like King Vulture, Dotted Tanager, toucans, etc)
Recommended by Gerard Dalmau
Extremadura, Spain: located near the main northern entrance to Monfrague National Park, on the Plasencia- Trujillo road that also crosses the park. This is a great options for those on a tight budget or for those who simply want to get closer to nature. There are the usual camping plots for tents or caravans and also bungalows. The latter are affordable and one with a fully-equipped kitchen shared between up to four people comes to 90€. There is a bar-restaurant where you can eat. The quality/ price ratio is very acceptable and they offer platos combinados which are always welcome before or after going for a long walk. Breakfast is not served until 8am.
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