I am planning a trip with family to Kaziranga in first week of May 2018. Will the park be open at this time. What are the park timings and best places to stay for a good sighting experience
Yes. The park will be open for that period.
Better to avoid, there will not be any safari if it rains.
Is the park close for this period?
As far as I know, it was already closed on 21 May.
There was no elephant safari in May
Please check official website as per visit , Elephant ride closes definately from 1st May . Official Jeep Safaris continue till 15th May subjected to weather and less trail distance. Yes Pvt people fleece by saying Jeep Safari as this a huge area and one can spot Rhinos any where on this highway.