Bangladesh wildlife holiday
Price depends on your party size (couples and private solo tours can be arranged).
Please contact us for a quote specific to your party size and requirements.
Description of Bangladesh wildlife holiday
The draw of tracking tigers on foot and having one of the world's rarest apes swing through the trees above your head will get any wildlife enthusiast excited at the prospect.
This wildlife watching tour explores the wonderfully wild and untouched world of Bangladesh from within the rainforests of: Lawacherri, Satchari and Rema Kalenga. These protected areas, on the border with India, are home to some of the rarest primates on the planet, including the western hoolock gibbon (only 300-500 remain in the wild). It is this impressive ape which we aim to find with the expert help of local trackers and research assistants around the tea growing region of Srimangal.
We'll then head south to the Bay of Bengal where we set sail on a live aboard boat and journey into the world's largest mangrove forest, Sunderbans National Park, in search of tigers, crocodiles, deer, langurs, dolphins, porpoises and hundreds of species of bird.
Why choose this Bangladesh wildlife holiday?
You'll be accompanied by a primate expert and local guides with years of experience tracking gibbons and other primates in the Bangladeshi rainforests.
If requested we can bring extra equipment such as camera traps and night vision equipment to further increase our chances of seeing elusive nocturnal animals.
You will be able to track wild tigers on foot.
You can relax in the comfort of your own chartered boat as we cruise down the waterways of the Sunderbans mangrove forest.
We offer spotlighting trips after dark (if local conditions allow) to try and find fishing cats, drinking tigers, slow loris and other rare nocturnal mammals which live in the rainforests around Srimangal.
We have a very high success rating when it comes to spotlighting tigers due to the expert guidance of our zoologist.
We have an unrivalled network of experts and guides all over Bangladesh that are able to find and observe animals like golden langurs, Asiatic elephants, water buffalo, Asian short-clawed otters, Great Indian hornbills, sunda slow loris, fishing cats, Russel’s viper, Irrawaddy dolphins, gharials, leopards and hundreds other endangered, rare or endemic species.
Please inform us if you wish to add a Bangladesh extension to the mammal watching itinerary below and we can provide an excellent wildlife watching itinerary and quote for you.
Unlike many tour operators we are willing to run this tour for individuals (on request).
As there is some jungle walking involved we require all participants to be fairly fit and prepared to go off the beaten track and into the jungle in search of gibbons. The animals do not follow the pathways, unfortunately, so we will often head deep into the forest to find them. The exact amount of walking is dependent on what guests decide, we can tailor activities to suit your requirements.
Minimum Age: 18 years old.
PlanetWe help to reduce our impact on the environment on this tour by chartering our own boat to cruise the Sunderbans, the vessel is a modern vessel which runs economically and is serviced regularly, to ensure that no excess population (noise, material or water) is exerted on the environment, than a standard live aboard vessel in the Sunderbans. We also happily promote Bangladesh’s policy of using Compressed Natural Gas as an alternative to petrol and diesel and their ban on polythene bags. These two measures are gathering pace inside Bangladesh and this small country is leading the way with national policies affecting the environment.
We also make notes of other boats we see which are in breach of basic environmentally friendly rules and report such boats to the authorities.
The wildlife in Bangladesh benefits from our tours in numerous ways, firstly the most obvious one is that our presence as eco tourists in the rainforests and Sunderbans detracts from people logging and poaching illegally. This preserves the numbers of wildlife here as well as helping to protect their habitat.
We also donate an amount of money (depending on the number of tours and the guests) to the Gibbon Conservation Society as well as practising all the policies that Tour Operators for Tigers (TOFT) implement for their sustainable and responsible tiger safaris of India.
We also keep a record of all the gibbons and tigers that we see on the tour so we can update the park authorities on their populations with a hope to helping their conservation efforts. We also donate our pictures to the researchers to aid in their photo identification studies.