Bardiya Jungle Safari is one of the finest safari tour in Nepal to explore the wildlife adventures. While the Northern part of Nepal is famous for trekking and expeditions, the southern lowlands is popular for jungle safari. The lowlands of Nepal, known as Terai is rich with biodiversity. The Terai region is covered with tropical jungles with many rivers flowing from the Himalayas across the lowlands creates a favorable condition for many species of birds and animals to thrive in the wild. Most part of the region is protected by national parks, conservation areas and wildlife reserves. There are also national parks and conservation areas in the northern part of the country protecting the Himalayan wildlife.
Jungle safari in Nepal is an amazing wildlife experience and a great way to spend holidays by exploring the wildlife adventures. The visitors fuse with jungle to spot extraordinary wild animals. The jungles of Nepal protect some of the endangered species on earth like One-Horned Rhinos, Gharial Crocodiles, Asian Elephants, Royal Bengal Tiger, Snow Leopard, Red Panda and Blue Bull. Adventures in the jungle include elephant riding, nature walking, bird-watching and canoeing.
This Bardiya Jungle Safari tour provides a close up opportunity to view wild animals, observe their tracks, signs and sounds as well. All the jungle activities are done within the Bardiya National Park. So, Bardiya Jungle Safari was named after it. The Bardiya National Park is situated in the west part of Terai and to the east of Karnali River. It covers an area of 968 sq. km and is famous as a good location to spot tigers. It is one among the undisturbed parks in Nepal with many rare and endangered animals, birds and reptiles.
The Bardiya National Park is a habitat of several wild animals including the Asian elephant, One-Horned Rhinoceros, Spotted Deer (Chital), Hog Deer, Barking Deer, Samber, Swamp Deer (Barasinghanilgai), Black Buck, Wild Boar, Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Golden Jackal, Marsh Mugger, Stripped Hyena and Gangetic Dolphins. The carefree birds of the park include te Bengal Florician, Red Florician, Silver-Eared Mesia and Sarus Crane.
There is also a crocodile breeding ground, a Tharu museum and towers (machan) located at different places to view the wild animals and to take a picture. An excursion to Sukarmala provides an amazing view of the Surkhet valley and the vast lowlands of Terai.
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, meet and greet at the international airport and transfer to hotel. Short briefing of trip. Check in to hotel and overnight at hotel, Kathmandu.
Day 02 : Fly Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Drive Bardia National Park – B/L/D
After breakfast, Pick up from hotel and transfer to the domestic airport terminal for the flight to Nepalgunj which is 40 minutes long. After reaching Nepalgunj, drive to Bardia National Park by private vehicle which takes about 2 hours. Check in to hotel and rest for a refreshment. Short briefing of the trip. In the afternoon, visit an authentic Tharu village; inhabited by the Tharu community having rich and unique cultures and traditions. This visit provides the experience of unique lifestyle, tradition and culture of the Tharu indigenous people. After the tour, return back to hotel. Overnight at hotel, Bardia.
Day 03 : Full day jungle activities – B/L/D
After breakfast, head towards full day jungle activities in National Park like Jungle Safari, Elephant Back Safari, Bird Watching and Nature Walk which provides an opportunity to view the real glimpse of many rare and endangered birds and animals like One Horned Rhino, Asian Elephant, Spotted Deer (Chital), Barking Deer, Hog Deer, Samber, Swamp Deer, Barasingha, Black Buck, Bull, Wild Boar, Nilgai, Royal Bengal Tiger, Wild Dog, Leopard, Striped Hyena, Golden Jackle and many other wild animals. After the Elephant Ride, head towards the visitor centre in the National park followed by a visit to crocodile breeding centre and a museum that treasures Tharu culture. Overnight at hotel, Bardia.
Day 04 : Drive Bardia – Nepalgunj (90 km, 02 hrs) and fly to Kathmandu (40 min) – B
After breakfast, drive back to Nepalgunj by a private car and fly back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel. Check in to hotel and rest for refreshment. Enjoy the free time by shopping at souvenir shops or hanging around Thamel(Tourism hub city). Overnight at hotel, Kathmandu.
Day 05 : Departure – B
Leisure until departure. Transfer to International airport to board the flight.
1. Pick up and drop off service from Airport and Hotel by private vehicle.
2. Welcome drinks (non-alcoholic).
3. All accommodation in 3-star category hotel on B/B plan in Kathmandu and whilst Resort hotel on full board basis (all meals) in Bardia.
4. Kathmandu – Nepalgunj round transportion by domestic flight and Nepalgunj – Bardia overland round transportation by Private vehicle
5. All entrance fees for jungle activities in Bardia.
6. All government and local taxes.
1. Nepalese visa fee.
2. International airfare.
3. Lunches and Dinners not mentioned above.
4. All personal expenses.
5. Travel insurance.
6. Tips for the guide and driver ( Tips is expected).