Bardiya National Park Jungle Safari Tour

4 Days
  • Nepal
  • Easy
  • 152 m – 1441 m

Overview

Bardia National Park in Nepal is a large wilderness area in the Terai region of the country. It spans over 968 square kilometers of sal forest and grasslands, located near the Geruwa and Karnali Rivers. The peaceful atmosphere of the park, combined with the recent decrease in tourism, creates the opportunity for a serene and potentially solitary experience.

Despite its size, sightings of the park’s estimated 22 Bengal tigers and 100 one-horned rhinos are rare. Other wildlife found in the park includes leopards, hyenas, monkeys, bears, deer, and a variety of bird species, including the endangered Bengal florican and sarus crane. Along the Geruwa River, visitors may also catch a glimpse of gharial and marsh mugger crocodiles, as
well as Gangetic dolphins. However, it&’s important to note that the park’s proximity to Maoist rebel activity means that visiting may not always be safe. Most travelers choose to visit on organized tours, which only run when the army and rebels are at a ceasefire. Nepal is known not only for its trekking opportunities in the Himalayas, but also for its stunning jungle safaris in
national parks like Bardia. The Terai region, with its dense tropical forests, offers a diverse range of wildlife and bird species, making it a popular destination for wildlife enthusiasts. In addition to Bardia, Chitwan National Park and Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve are also popular spots for jungle safaris. Activities available in these parks include elephant rides, canoe trips, nature walks, birdwatching, village tours, and cultural shows. The parks are accessible by both road and air, and some travelers even choose to embark on a rafting trip before their safari. Overall, a jungle safari in Bardia National Park is a unique and unforgettable experience.

Highlights Of Bardiya National Park Tour

  • Discover the serene national park of Nepal!
  • Embark on a full-day wildlife adventure, encounter the elusive Karnali River Dolphins!
  • A cultural program showcasing the customs and traditions of the Tharu people.
  • Comfortable accommodation at a resort with all the necessary amenities.
  • A chance to immerse in the unique culture and religion of the native aboriginals.

Itinerary

Day 1 :

Begin your journey with a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, followed by a private car
ride to Bardia National Park. Check into the resort and take some time to relax and
admire the beautiful sunset. Discover the rich Tharu culture through a Tharu village and
culture tour, which showcases traditional dances and music. End the day with an
overnight stay at the Resort.

Day 2 :

Go on a half-day walking safari with a packed lunch and explore the diverse jungles,
grasslands, and rivers. Your guide will provide in-depth information about the habitats
and wildlife you encounter, as well as general tracking tips. Later in the day, take a half-
day walk to explore tiger territory and stay overnight at the Resort.

Day 3 :

Enjoy a full-day jeep safari with packed lunch. Explore the park's best viewing towers
and go off-road for an unforgettable safari experience. As an optional activity, you may
also go rafting on the Karnali River. This serene rafting experience allows you to spot
wildlife such as the endangered Gangetic dolphin and exotic birds, as well as
opportunities to swim and encounter dolphins. Stay overnight at the Resort.

Day 4 :

Start the day with early morning bird watching and relax or explore the surrounding
village. Visit community forests, river habitats, and open water areas to see the wide
range of bird varieties. Bird watching is best done on foot, but you may also go on a
jeep safari or drift down the Karnali River for more sightings. After lunch, depart from the
resort, take a private car to Nepalgunj airport, and fly back to Kathmandu. Transfer to
your hotel.

Includes/Excludes

The tour cost includes:

  • Round-trip flights between Kathmandu and Nepalgunj and airport taxes
  • Transportation to and from the airport/bus station by private vehicle
  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with tea, coffee, and hot water
  • Accommodation in single, double, or twin sharing rooms at the hotel or resort
  • Jungle safari activities as per the itinerary
  • National park fees and entry permits
  • An English-speaking nature/jungle guide
  • Office service charge and all government taxes

The tour cost does not include:

  • Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • International flights to and from Nepal
  • Nepal tourist visa fee
  • Personal expenses such as tips, alcoholic drinks, laundry, phone calls, and internet
  • Personal trekking equipment like sleeping bags and jackets (can be rented in Kathmandu)
  • Emergency evacuation (helicopter rescue)
  • Costs due to changes in itinerary due to landslides, flight delays, political disturbance, strikes, etc.
  • Any other costs not mentioned in the included cost.

Recommended items to bring on your Jungle Safari:

  • Torch/Flashlight
  • Binoculars
  • Insect repellent
  • Warm clothing (from November to February)
  • Light, comfortable clothing with sunglasses, sun cream, and a hat (from April onwards)
  • Long pants or trousers for elephant safari
  • Nature-friendly clothing colors (avoid red, white, and yellow)
  • Comfortable walking shoes for jungle hikes
  • Rain jacket and extra clothing during June, July, and mid-August
  • Swimwear for summer months
  • A hat for shade during summer
  • Any necessary medications
  • Other personal items as needed

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