Nameri Eco Camp is situated at Potasali about 45 kilometres from Tezpur, in the District of Sonitpur and a kilometre away from the banks of the Jia-Bhoroli river. It offers the shortest route into the Nameri National Park (Nameri Tiger Reserve), Assam.
The entire place is set amidst dense green surroundings. Accommodation is in ‘tents’, but colourful fabrics, private bathrooms, sturdy beds and thatched-roof shelters make the experience relatively luxurious. A bigger ‘tent’ offers great-value dorm beds and there’s an atmospheric open-sided restaurant. Eco Camp appeals to those travelling to Nameri on a budget. Eco Camp has a variety of room types to choose from. The Camp is run by the Assam Bhoreli Angling and Conservation Association.
Nameri is the third National Park of Assam. The Pakhui (Pakke) Sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh adjoins the Park on its North-Eastern point. The area is criss-crossed by the river Jia- Bhoroli and its tributaries. The in-accessibility and continuity with neibouring forest areas has helped the wildlife of Nameri to flourish.
Potasali’s delightful Eco-Camp organises all Nameri visits, including two-hour ornithological rafting trips. At dawn, walk 1.3km to the idyllic Bharali riverbank, above which rise horizons of forested foothills crowned by a line of white-topped horizon peaks.
- River-rafting- The rafting usually starts 13 kms. upstream and takes about 3 hours to complete without halts.
- Hiking – You can trek in the park with the assistance of an armed forest department guide.
- Angling – The angling camp can organize angling trips in season.