Bardia Jungle Safari Trip fact

Duration

6 Days

Trip Grade

Easy

Max Height

1300M

Start/End

Thamel

Transportation

Private Van/Car

Group Size

Min 2 / Max 15

Best Season

March - Sept

Trip Overview

Bardia National Park is located in Nepal’s western plainlands, east of the Karnali River, covering an area of 968 sq. km. It is the largest and most undisturbed protected area in the Terai. It is the home to many endangered species including tiger, wild elephant, rhinoceros, swamp deer, blackbuck, Gharial crocodile, marsh mugger crocodile, and Gagnetic dolphin, and one of the last known herds of wild Elephants in South Asia. More than 30 different mammals, over 250 species of birds, and many snakes, lizards, and fish have been recorded in the park’s forest, grassland, and river habitats. This park is famous for elephant safari or jungle drive. Muger and Gharial crocodiles share the water with gigantic dolphins as well as several other species of reptiles, amphibians, insects, and butterflies and there is always the rare chance that you can see the elusive freshwater Gagnetic dolphins. The varied geographical factors together with the thick cover of Sal, savannah forests, and grasslands render this region ideal as a wild animal habitat.

Highlights of Safari:

  • Explore the Bardia National Park
  • Elephant Safari
  • Jeep Drive
  • Elephant Herd
  • Observe 30 different mammals and 250 species of birds
  • Discover the unique traditions and culture

Activities in Bardia National Park:

Village Tour
The jungle scenery, birds, and animals alone do not make up the unique features of Royal Bardia National Park. The indigenous local people, the Tharu, are also of immense interest. A professional guide/expert naturalist will accompany you through the area and help you gather insights into the Tharu way of life.

Elephant Safari
An excellent opportunity to see Asian Elephant, Great One Horned Rhinoceros, Spotted Deer or Chital, Hog Deer, Barking Deer, Samber, Swamp Deer or Barasinghe, Nilgai or Blue Bull, Black Buck, Wild Boar, Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Wild Dog, Golden Jackal, Striped Hyena. You will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Royal Bardia National Park their home.
A highlight of this trip will be the viewing from the watchtowers (Machhan) to have wild sightseeing, accompanied by our experienced naturalist and wildlife trackers. Excellent photographic opportunities are plentiful.

Cultural Program
A cultural program performed by the Tharu will be another highlight of your visit to the Bardia. The Tharu in colorful traditional costumes, unique in their disparity with the common mode of dress all over Nepal, are sure to captivate you.

Bird Watching
Bird watching is always best on foot. Our specialists will help you spot and identify the different varieties of birds, both local and migratory, that are found in Nepal. An excellent opportunity to see a great many species of birds found in Bardia.

Crocodile Breeding Center
A fascinating visit to the Crocodile Breeding Center is organized to give information to visitors about the local breeding of crocodiles in Nepal.

Jungle/Nature Walk
Next, there will be nature walks in the jungle as well as bird watching and village tours, all of which will be accompanied by expert naturalists.

Rafting at Karnali River
White water rafting and scenic float through exciting rapids, deep gorges, forested hillsides, and remote villages. An excellent opportunity for bird watching. A packed lunch will be provided.

Jeep Drive
For an adventurous excursion, we also offer to take you through the roadless jungle on a four-wheel drive vehicle. The slow growl of open jeeps and the sights and sounds of real animals in the wild can be an unforgettable experience.

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