Goa Herping Camp: 21-23 June

Explore the rich herp diversity of the Western Ghats in Goa with us.  A 2 nights 3 days expedition where you get to have up close encounters with the world of herps.  Get an opportunity to observe and photograph Hump-nosed Pit Viper, Malabar Pit Viper, Malabar Gliding Frog, Malabar Tree Toad, Nyctibatrachus, Ramanella spp, in addtion to other species of snakes, frogs, geckos, caecilians and so on…


  • Lot of field sessions for observation and photography in and around the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Experienced guides 
  • Indoor session of the herp biodiversity of the region by our experience guides
  • Stationed right at the foothills of the Western Ghats
  • Stay in comfortable cottages while enjoying some mouthwatering cuisine
  • Minimum intervention with the species to ensure they don’t get disturbed

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Detailed itinerary​

  • Check-in by noon and cool off with a welcome drink.
  • Unwind in our mud-lined cottage & relish our Goan buffet lunch.
  • Introduction session on Herpetofauna of Goa followed by a
    relaxing evening
  • Tea/coffee with cookies.
  • Explore buffers of Bhagwan Mahavir
    Wildlife Sanctuary in search of Hump-nosed Pit Viper, Bamboo
    Pit Viper, White-banded Ground Gecko, Malabar Tree Toad, &
    Caecilians Species.
  • Wake up to a sumptuous Goan buffet breakfast.
  • Morning field Session: Exploring the forest for Goan Day Geckos,
    Draco, Ornate Flying Snake followed by a streamside walk for
    endemic frog species such as Malabar Gliding Frog and
    Amboli Bush Frog.
  • Enjoy a Goan lunch buffet & spend the afternoon at leisure.
  • Relax with evening tea/coffee with cookies.
  • Late evening field session: Journey towards the higher altitude of
    Ghats in search of elusive Malabar Pit Viper, Indian Balloon
    Frog, Night Frogs (Nyctibatrachus Spp), and Tarantulas.
    Wrap up after a barbecue and Goan buffet dinner.
  • Enjoy a Goan buffet breakfast and birdsongs.
  • Morning session: Unveil the secrets of the plateau habitat
    while looking for Saw Scaled Viper, Buff striped keelback,
    Scorpions, and Termite Hill Gecko.
  • The session will be followed by a concluding session and checklist creation
  • Check-out with amazing photographs of the rarities from the Western Ghats!

Package Details

  • 2 Nights & 3 Days starting ₹11,700/- per person


  • Stay in AC Forest Cottages on a twin/triple-sharing basis.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner, tea/coffee) during
    the stay at the resort.
  • All internal transfers to the herping locations.
  • Reserve entry and Naturalist Fee.
  • Basic photographic guidance


  • Pick up & drop. 
  • Any kind of personal expenses. 
  • Beverages, bottled water and snacks. 
  • Anything that is not included in the inclusions list.

Why Book With Us?

We are one of the best in the area!!!  Look what others have to say…

Based on 420 reviews
KK Giri
KK Giri
Beautiful place. We went in a group of 6 and stayed there and went on for trekking also to tamdi surla water falls..enroute we had darshan of lord Shiva temple, Tamdi surla.
Namratha Rao
Namratha Rao
A lovely property in the forest. I feel incredibly lucky to spend 3 nights there. The hospitality, hygiene and food were excellent. The naturalists in the team, specially Ramesh ji and Angarika ma'am, were great - so skilled, knowledgeable and patient! I should also thank Nature India for arranging our stay here, and for all the exciting animals we saw!
We had a relaxing and wonderful stay in the middle of nature. The cottage and food was great.The night safari was very well organized. We'll surely be back.
Aman Kumar
Aman Kumar
1st ⭐️ for Peace and Serenity 2nd⭐️ for Aesthetics 3rd ⭐️ for Cleanliness of Rooms/Common Spaces 4th ⭐️ for Taste of food(Simple yet packed with flavour) And finally 5th ⭐️ for Economical Pricing.
Anvay Nakade
Anvay Nakade
I have been visiting Nature's Nest since 2017 for macro photography and not once has the resort disappointed in the stay or the arrangements. The resort is close to the sanctuary and makes you spoil with the food and stay comfortable. Special marks for the food as it is local and they do cater to special requests. The resort is famous for birding and other herping sessions. Please do ask for Mr Ramesh Zarekar as your naturalist for a great adventure. All the rooms are now AC with big bathrooms so your stay is comfortable. Since it is in the sanctuary there is no room TV or in room wifi. The wifi is available in the reception area or the dining hall. But that's mainly ok if you are on the go in nature. Will highly recommend nature's nest for stay in Mollem National Park.
Ruhaan D
Ruhaan D
Beautiful place amidst nature! It exists in harmony with the nature around it. Three things that stood out, apart from great location, are Food, hospitality, comfort! Cannot recommend it enough! It's really worth the visit at least once
Murali Narayanamurthy
Murali Narayanamurthy
Great place for nature lovers. If you want to disconnect from the madness of the urban life and recharge this can be a great option. The staff is very hospitable and special mention for the manager Mr. Mirjoy Mathew and the naturalist Ms. Angarika. They put in all their efforts to ensure that we get the best birding and nature experience. The dining area is very spacious and the barbeque served at the time of buffet dinner was great. The table tennis and chess options kept the kids entertained during non birding hours. A few suggestions however that can help: a) Mosquito Nets on the Room Windows. This can help the guests keep the windows open to experience the freshness of the green surroundings from the room. b) Menu options for kids. It will be good if the food menu has options like Maggie, Sandwiches, Cornflakes, Bournvita etc. that guest can order. c) A luggage rack in the room to facilitate packing and unpacking can be a welcome addition. Overall a fantastic experience. Looking forward to visiting again in the future. With Regards, Murali