About the tour:
“The clearest way to the universe is through the forest. In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks” – John Muir
Don’t let the above quote disenchant you from the fabulous city of Mumbai. These words of John Muir are as much applicable to Mumbai as they might be to any other pristine landscapes in the countries hinterland. For here, in this city, in our backyard lies one of the most astounding biological treasures. Mumbaikars’ are indeed blessed to be living in a bustling metropolis and yet have pristine wilderness in their backyard as well.
The sewri dock encompasses the wide spread pink migrants from Kutch to the creeks of Mumbai. Their journey to Mumbai mangroves is for an ideal reason of feeding. Airoli and other mangroves across the western coastal belt is the feeding ground for these flamingos.
To know more about these migratory birds join us as we spread across awareness about mangrove conservation and information about the flamingos landing to these mangroves.
Meet our trip leader at 0700 am at Mangrove Conservation centre gate and walk towards the jetty. A quick briefing session by the naturalist while you engross in the enchanting pink horizon of the sea. The naturalist will take you through the importance of Mangroves for cities, feeding of flamingos, habitat, migration, breeding, species of flamingos, differentiate between species and importance of shorelines for these winter migrants. Also get an opportunity of looking at them closely as the naturalist sets the spotting scope to have a better view of the same. The session will last for about 3 to 4 hours at a stretch and depends on the tide timings.
P.S: The session time totally depends on the tide timings and is subject to change. The meeting time will be informed prior to event day to all participants through email as per tide timings.
- Flamingo Ferry safari
- Trail packet
- Naturalist fees
- Any transport from origin to Meeting point
- Any meals
- Anything specifically NOT mentioned in Includes
|Advance (Non Refundable)||Balance on or before 3 days|
|At the time of booking||50%||50%|
|Cancellation period||Cancellation Charges on Cost|
|21 – 35 days||25%|
|21 – 14 days||50%|
|14 – 03 days||75%|
|Less than 03 days or No show||100%|
Things to Carry:
- A Hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- A dust protection mask
- Personal Bottle (To avoid plastic use – 1LtrsX2)
- Small backpack (10Ltrs)
- Bird books
- Sun screen
- Only dull coloured clothes (Green, brown, Beige, Camouflage)
- Camera (At owners risk) with proper equipment for photography (As per need)
- Fleece/Jacket (temperatures drop in the forest to below 10 degree Celsius)
- Energy bars
- Wildlife safaris/Bird watching is a matter of luck and opportunity. No guarantee of any sighting is made. Neither of our associates will quote that, although we try our best to spot and show you as much as nature allows us to.
- Birdwatching is a hobby and not a race, hence request all birders to maintain discipline at all times.
- Bird watching is an art of silence and key observation.
- Avoid Pointing out directly to a bird that might flush the bird away.
- Do not get too close to a bird for a photograph that you flush it away.
- Birdwatching should be enjoyed by binoculars and the fun is to spot them, identify them and if you still have some time with the bird photograph them.
- Never enter the forest with an intention of spotting a single species, it will only disappoint you. The forest is a gift packet with a lot to surprise with. Listen to our naturalist for more wonderful experience.
- Our walks are not target species specific (Unless specified)
- We explore everything we find uncommon and need to be explained.
- Any demand for spotting a single species in any jeep will not be entertained by the guide or the tour leader as there are other travellers who would want to see the birds etc.
- Respect & honour everything that is in the forest and it has to offer you.
- Enjoy being in the forest and you will feel much happier away from the concrete chaos.
- Respect the local, tribes, guards, guides, drivers, officers and all animals.
- Front seat of the Gypsy is always reserved for the Guide or Guard.
- No extra room will be made for photographers, respecting other travellers. (For photographers it is recommended to opt for higher options)
- No littering in the forest strictly. (what goes comes back the same way)
- Camera fees & guide tips to be paid separately & directly.
- Kindly follow the instructions given by the tour leader and the guide for your own safety.
16th February 2020