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Frequently Asked Questions

Which type of jeep safaris are available? 
There are two types of jeep safaris. 1. Gir Jungle Trail (approx. 3 hrs) in open jeep, 2. GIZ Devaliya Jeep Safari (approx. 1.5 hrs) in closed jeep.
What is the rate for the safari? 
For Gir Jungle Trail, package starts from INR 4200/- per jeep. For GIZ Devaliya Jeep Safari, package starts from INR 4000/- per jeep.
What are the safari timings?  
Please visit following links for details; a. For Gir Jungle Trail (3 hrs): www.girnationalpark.co.in/safaris/gir-jungle-trail/view b. For GIZ Devaliya Jeep Safari (1.5 hrs approx.) : www.girnationalpark.co.in/safaris/giz-devaliya-safari/view
Is safari available on my preferred date? 
Please check availability of the safari from our website.
What is the difference between Gir Jungle Trail and GIZ Devaliya Jeep Safari? 
Gir Jungle Trail This is open Jeep safari in Gir National Park deep forest. Approximate time duration: 2.5 to 3 Hrs Package starts from INR 4200/- per jeep GIZ Devaliya Jeep Safari Safari in Personal Covered Jeep in Devaliya Safari Park (also known as Gir Interpretation Zone) Approximate time duration: 1.5 hrs including transit time from Sinh Sadan Package starts from INR 4000/- per jeep
Is ID proof for all members are compulsory? 
It is mandatory to provide ID proof detail of all members while booking. ID proofs submitted while Safari Booking will be verified with the original ID proofs at safari boarding time.
Is this safari privet or from Forest Department? 
Both the safaris mentioned on this website is 100% Forest department organized. Privet safaris are banned in Gir National Park.
How many people can accommodate in one Jeep? 
One Jeep can accommodate maximum 6 adults and 1 child. Age till 12 years considered as child and more than 12 years considered as adult for safari booking. If number of adults are less then more children can be added up to 7.
We are less than 6 members. So what will be the rate for the safari for us? 
Since the rates are per Jeep and not per person, rates will be same for 1 person and for 6 persons boarding the safari.
What is included in the Jeep Safari Package? 
a. Permit issued by Forest department to enter in to the Gir Jungle Trail b. Open Jeep, Driver & Guide approved by Forest Department c. Payment processing charges & GST d. Safari coordinator service charge who will assist you while Boarding.
What is Not Included in the Jeep Safari Package? 
a. Camera fees, if any. (There is no charge for Mobile Phones) b. Pick-up / Drop from Resort / Hotel. It can be arranged at extra charge.
What is safari boarding / reporting time and place? 
You have to reach ‘Sinh Sadan’ before 30 minutes of your safari boarding time.
Is the safari is operational through out the year?  
Gir Jungle Trail remains closed from 16th June to 15th Oct every year. However, you can enjoy Devaliya Jeep Safari throughout the year (except every Wednesday).
How to process Group Booking (More than 5 Jeeps)?  
Contact us through phone or email for booking more than 5 jeeps. We will check availability and assist you.
How the Route is allocated for the safari? 
Route of Gir Jungle Trail will be allocated randomly by Forest Officer at reporting time at Reception centre, Sinh Sadan.
What is suitable time slot for more visibility of lions? 
As Lion is king of Jungle, no one can predict about his visibility in his natural habitat. Sighting of Lion is purely based on your luck. Moreover, jungle itself is breath taking and worth visiting.
What are the chances of sighting lion during safari? 
In Gir Jungle Trial, possibility of lion sighting is purely on your luck. While in GIZ Devaliya Jepp Safari, possibility of lion sighting is 99%.
On which route we can see lion? 
There are 13 routes for this jeep safari. Any of the routes is allocated to each jeep randomly. Possibility of lion sighting is equal in each route and it is purely on your luck.
I didn't get the email confirmation, What should I do?  
If you don't receive an email after making a reservation, it could be that you have mentioned the wrong email address in the form submitted. Please email us on gir@abtours.co.in, if you do not receive the confirmation email within 02 hours after successful payment transfer.
How to Cancel any services booked like Safari or Hotel? 
Reply to the email you have received for your booking confirmation expressing interest for booking cancellation.
How I will get refunded amount after cancellation? 
Refunded amount will be processed in the same account you have used for the safari booking within 3 working days.
What is GIZ Devaliya park 
To reduce the disturbance from tourism in the main sanctuary area, and to facilitate tourists to understand the importance of Gir and its wildlife, an interpretation zone has been created at Devalia. This comprises 412 ha of chain-link fenced area which is ‘Gir in a nutshell’, covering all habitat types and all major representatives of wildlife of Gir. The basic aim of creating this facility is to provide an opportunity to view lions and other animals in their natural habitat within a short period and reduce tourist pressure on the sanctuary. The area has a good quantity of prey base in the form of Spotted Deers, Blue Bulls, Wild Boars, Blackbucks, Sambars and Chinkaras. Spotting a Lion in its savanna habitat is a treat to the eyes for a wildlife. A good variety of grassland, as well as forest avifauna, is also spotted in the area. 20-30 Indian Vultures are regular visitors here.
Which time of the year is the best to visit Gir National Park? 
Winter and Summer both have its own beauty in jungle. The best time to visit this park is during the months of Mid October - Mid June, and the best recommended time is December - April.
Which animals can be seen in Gir National Park? 
Lion (Asiatic Lion), Leopard (Panthera pardus fusca), Hyena (Hyaena hyaena hyaena) , Chital (Deer) (Axis axis), Sambar (Cervus unicolour), Bule bull (Boselaphus tragocamelus), Chaushinga (Tetracerus quadricornis), Chinkara (Gszella bennettii), Wild Boar (Sus scrofa), Crocodile (Crocodylus palustris) , Langur (Sernnopithecus entellus /Prebytis entellus), Jackal (Canis aureus aureus), Fox (Vulpes bengalensis), Mongoose (Herpestes edwardsi ferrugineus), Civets (Viverricula indica indica) etc.
Which animals can be seen in Gir National Park? 
Malabar whistling thrush, Orange headed ground thrush, Paradise flycatcher, Black naped fly catcher, Indian pitta, Tawny eagle, Bonelli’s eagle, Crested serpent eagle, King vulture, Crested hawk eagle, Painted storks, Pelicans, Peafowl etc.
How Asiatic lions are different from African lions? 
The Asiatic lion, the most majestic big cat, is a unique gift of nature. It is an extremely intelligent animal with remarkable social habits and hunting techniques. The prominent belly fold, smaller mane, lesser body size and the body weight differentiates it from its African counterpart. Lions live and hunt in groups called "pride", which generally consists of adult females, their cubs plus a few males.
Which types of trees one can see in Gir National Park? 
Teak (Tectona grandis), Dudhlo (Writia tinctoria), khair (Acacia catechu), Ber (Acacia bellerica), Desi baval (Acacia nilotica), Dhavdo (Anogeisis latifolia), Hermo (Acacia leucophloea), Sadad (Terminalia tomentosa), Timru (Diospyros melanoxylon) , Ashitro (Bauhinia recemosa), Saledi (Boswellia serrata), Modad (Lannea coromandelica), Khakhro (Beautia monosperma) etc.
Which types of trees one can see in Gir National Park? 
Teak (Tectona grandis), Dudhlo (Writia tinctoria), khair (Acacia catechu), Ber (Acacia bellerica), Desi baval (Acacia nilotica), Dhavdo (Anogeisis latifolia), Hermo (Acacia leucophloea), Sadad (Terminalia tomentosa), Timru (Diospyros melanoxylon) , Ashitro (Bauhinia recemosa), Saledi (Boswellia serrata), Modad (Lannea coromandelica), Khakhro (Beautia monosperma) etc.
Apert from Safari, what else we can visit in Gir? 
a. Kamaleshwar dam : An official reservoir amidst lush green hills, harbouring largest population of marsh crocodiles in the country. b. Gir Bhimchas : A water reservoir which according to the legends, was formed by Bhim when he needed to quench the thirst of his mother, Kunti. c. Kankai & Tulsishyam temples. d. Somnath : The famous Somnath temple is just 55 km. away from the sanctuary.
What will be the refund amount after cancellation? 
Cancellation policy mentioned in your booking email will be immoderately applicable for any cancellation requested after booking the Service.
Is Gir National park open for visitor? 
Yes, Gir National Park is fully open for visitor with all Covid-19 related safety measures as per the Government guidelines.
Is there any age restrictions for Safari? 
No, as of now Gir National Park is open for all and there is no age restriction. But it is ADVISABLE that old people and small children should stay at home until absolute necessary.
Which are the safety measures to be taken? 
All the staff members including drivers and guides are screened for the COVID-19 symptoms and temperature. Proper sanitization process is done for jeep and every other area required
Will we get full refund if cancellation is done due to COVID -19? 
Regular cancellation policy will be applied for cancellation EXCEPT Government of GUJARAT or Forest Department declare any special cancellation policy due to pandemic.
Which is the nearest airport from Gir National Park? 
Nearest airport is Diu Airport, 100 kms and another is Rajkot, 165 kms via Junagadh.
Which is the nearest railway station from Gir National Park? 
Junagadh, Veraval, Rajkot railway stations are preferred drop-off stations for those travelling through Train. Junagadh / Somnath Railway Station: 60 kms; Rajkot Railway Station: 160 kms
What is the distance between Girnar to Gir National Park? 
80 kms, approx. 2 hrs 15 minutes by road.
What is the distance between Somnath to Gir National Park? 
44 kms, approx. 1 hrs 15 minutes by road.
What is the distance between Diu to Gir National Park? 
100 kms, approx. 2 hrs 40 minutes by road.

Facts about lions

  • A good gauge of a male lion's age is the darkness of his mane. The darker the mane, the older the lion...
  • A lion's Roar can be heard from as far as 5 miles away.
  • A lion's heels don't touch the ground when it walks.
  • A lion may sleep up to 20 hours a day.
  • Lions are the most social of all big cats and live together in groups. A group consists of about 15 lions.
  • Male lion defend the group's territory while females do most of the hunting. Despite this, the males eat first.