Bardia National Park Tour

 

Bardia National Park Nepal is the largest untouched wilderness in the Terai region of Nepal. The park protects 968 sq km of sal forest and whispering grassland, bordering the Geruwa and Karnali Rivers. The atmosphere is wonderfully tranquil and with the current slump in tourism, you may well have the whole place to yourself. There are estimated to be around 22 royal Bengal tigers and 100 one-horned rhinos at Bardia but these animals are elusive and sightings are rare. Other mammals in the park include grey langurs, rhesus macaques, leopards, civets, hyenas, sloth bears and barking, spotted, sambar and hog deer. Bardia also has more than 250 species of birds, including the endangered Bengal florican and sarus crane. Gharial and marsh mugger crocodiles and Gangetic dolphins are occasionally spotted on rafting and canoe trips along the Geruwa River. Be warned that Maoist rebels are active on the fringes of the national park. Visitor numbers have plummeted since the start of the insurgency and most people visit on organized tours, which only run when the army and rebels are observing a ceasefire. Nepal is not only known for trekking in snow-capped Himalayas but also a exquisite Jungle Safari through the pristine National parks. The geography of Nepal is such that the northern side has Himalaya’s whereas the southern lowland commonly known as Terai is densely vegetated with tropical forests providing habitat to diverse variety of wildlife, flora and different native as well as migratory birds. Nepal has got some exotic Jungle Safari destination in the world. With 14 national parks and wildlife reserves in Nepal, Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park and Koshi Tappu Wildlife reserve are best known for the activity of Jungle Safari. Bardia national park tour provide habitat to different rare and endangered wild species which includes Royal Bengal Tiger, One horned Rhino, crocodile, four horned antelope, striped hyena, Gangetic Dolphin and many others with 550 species of birds. The activities of included in Jungle Safari are going deep into the jungle riding in elephant back viewing wildlife, ride canoe on the rivers embedded in the park to see crocodile and water birds in their natural habitat, nature walk, bird watching, village tour and cultural show. These parks are in the easily accessible via road or air both. Many adventurers also take rafting before heading for safari trip. This safari trip will be an extraordinary experience which you will remember your lifetime.

Itinerary

3 Nights 4 Days Package Program
Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and drive to Bardia National Park by private car and transfer to Hotel.
Arrival and Relax in our Tharu bar or beautiful garden.
Discover Tharu life and culture through our Tharu village and culture tour. This essentially dances performed by local Tharu dance troupes and is a highlight of any visit to Forest Hideaway. You will see the colorful dances with traditional costumes and music.
Stay overnight in Forest Hideaway Hotel and Cottages.
Day 2: Whole day walking safari to view Gangetic Dolphin- swimming possible.
Walking in allows you to explore the rich diversity of the jungle, grasslands and rivers. This is the best way to see wildlife and nature close up. Your guide can give you in-depth information on the habitats you pass through, details of the plant and animal life you encounter and will brief you on general tracking tips.
Stay overnight in Forest Hideaway Hotel and Cottages.
Day 3: Exploration of Tiger territory (Half day Walking)
Elephant back safari
Bardia National Park provides a number of well looked after domestic elephants. These fearless, majestic animals provide the safest and easiest way to move around inside the park. Walking through tall grasslands and dense jungle, you’ll sight wildlife safely from the back of the elephant.
Jeep safari
This is the fastest way to explore the park, allowing you to journey deep into the jungle. You visit some of the best viewing towers and you go off-road in a four-wheel drive vehicle for an unforgettable safari experience.
Option: Rafting (minimum 4 persons)
An early morning 30 km drive by jeep will drop you by the Karnali River. This is followed by a serene day rafting down the gentle Karnali. Drifting down the river allows you to spot wildlife, especially the endangered freshwater Gangetic dolphin, the gharial crocodile, exotic birds and big game on the nearby river banks. Swimming is also possible and sometimes the dolphins may join you!
Stay overnight in Forest Hideaway Hotel and Cottages.
Day 4: Early morning Bird watching followed by chance to relax or explore the surrounding village.
Explore the community forest, river habitats and open water areas to see the wide range of varieties of birds. Bird watching is best done on foot for the least disturbance, but you can take a jeep safari or drift down the Karnali River for sightings of the many river birds. Our well-trained guides can help identify the different varieties of resident and migratory birds encountered. During the months of September, November, February and April, migratory birds arrive to augment then number of residential birds giving birdwatchers a great opportunity to enjoy their sport.
Departure after lunch to Nepalgunj Airport by private car and fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your own Hotel.
P.S. Programs may somewhat vary according to change in season and are also subject to change in case of unforeseen circumstances.

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