Guided by Liz Heck & Hasan Rahman
March 18 – 28, 2024
A LETTER FROM JIM:
As I approach my 50th year guiding safaris in 2024 a lot of wonderful memories vie for attention. Among the most exciting were the early tiger safaris that I took in the Indian sub-continent.
“Good News” today is usually not without qualification, but the advances that Indian sub-continent researchers have made that began with Indira Ghandi’s promise “to save tigers” is impressive. So with the help of one of the key tiger researchers in that area, we’ve narrowed down the enormous choices for a sub-continent tiger safari to two of the nearly 70 tiger reserves. Both are in Nepal.
Nepal is less developed than India, so it’s quite possible in a very few years there will really be no difference between the wilderness and tigers of Nepal and India, but right now there is. The Nepal wilderness is much richer, with a biomass best evidenced by the number of larger mammal species in these national parks: twice to three times as many as in India.
But the real icing on the cake is who guides this tour: my daughter with all her energy and growing EWT fan club, and a celebrated, young tiger expert loaded with accomplishments and perfect for translating science into a campfire conversation. There’s not a single other tiger safari on the market with such perfect leaders. So top up your wildlife trips with the world’s apex cat predator, continuing the guarantees of optimum performance only achieved with an EWT safari!
NEPAL, INDIA or BHUTAN
The main tour is to Nepal, but you also have the option to include a pre-tour in India or a post-tour in Bhutan.
|2024 Costs per Person||Sharing||Single|
|March 11 – 18||Opulent Kingdoms: India||$ 5,750||$ 8,705|
|March 18 – 28||The Land of Shere Khan: Nepal||$ 7,265||$ 9,315|
|March 29 – Apr 3||Kingdom of Happiness: Bhutan||$ 4,280||$ 5,715|
ABOUT YOUR GUIDES
No better set of guides for EWT’s tiger safari than Liz Heck and Hasan Rahman! Anticipating this trip, they scoped out the itinerary in December and are looking forward to sharing it with you!
A PhD candidate at the University of Delaware featuring his current field work in Bangladesh’s Sundarbans, Hasan is completing 16 years studying big cats, wild dogs, and bears in several different Asian countries. Recipient of the prestigious CV Starr Award by the Wildlife Conservation Society, he’s a National Geographic Society Explorer and a grantee of the Discovery Channel and Explorer Club of New York. His explorations span the swampy mangroves in the Bay of Bengal to the Himalayan Mountains. Considered a leading expert on Asia’s tigers and leopards, Hasan holds a major seat on the IUCN Cat Specialist Group.
Liz is well known by many EWT travelers, leading tours not only to Africa but Alaska as well. She grew up traveling in many of the world’s last wildernesses. Currently an English teacher in Brooklyn, she has a literature degree from Bryn Mawr, a JD degree from Fordham and studied at the University of Cape Town.