Set out on a wildlife venture into the isolated dense forests of western Nepal. Bardia Jungle Safari takes you to a national park that lies in the west of plain land of Nepal and allows you to explore its wilderness extended over an area of 968 square kilometres. It is a large national park that comprises of sal forests, grasslands, and riverine forests. Karnali river flows to the west of the national park which diverse into Babai and Karnali river in the Bardiya district of Nepal. The foothills of Siwalik mark the northern boundary of the park.
Unlike Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park is not crowded with tourists; therefore, the national park is still able to maintain its pristine environment without disturbing floras, faunas, and wildlife within. Bardia Jungle Safari is an excellent opportunity to walk into the wilderness of dense forests to explore some interesting wildlife that has made this place home. It is considered to be home to many endangered species of birds and animals. The major highlight of this park is the Royal Bengal Tiger. The count of this tiger had dropped but is slowly increasing. In recent times, its count has increased to 60.
Besides the Bengal tiger, the park is home to animals like the wild Asian elephant, one-horned rhinoceros, crocodiles, leopard, swamp deer, monkeys, etc. the river dolphins have also been noticed in the Gerwa river in the park. The river is one of the channels of the Karnali river. The park is also the best place for bird watchers. Around 400 species of birds have been recorded in the park amongst which are the rare birds like Sarus crane and Bengal florican.
Bardia National Park is surrounded by some ethnic villages inhabited by the people of the Tharu community. Therefore, Bardia Jungle Safari is an opportunity to explore this rural and ethnic community and get some insights on people, their culture, custom, tradition, and lifestyle.
World Alpine Treks conducts a comfortable journey to Bardia National Park, which makes your safari tour even more worth it!
Your journey to Bardia National Park starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj is one of the hottest places in Nepal. So, as soon as you land at the airport, you can feel the drastic rise in the temperature. From the airport, you will be escorted to your hotel in Nepalgunj. Check into the hotel and rest for a while. In the evening, we can go to some nearby Tharu community areas and explore the villages nearby. Tonight at a hotel in Nepalgunj.
Day second marks the jungle exploration day. We wake up early and enjoy our breakfast. After breakfast, we head towards the national park for an elephant safari. The elephant takes us deep into the jungles sheltered by varieties of wild species. Hold your excitement as you will encounter many wild species today. Do not shout in excitement if you see a spotted deer, one-horned rhino, swamp deer, hog deer, wild boar, leopard or Royal Bengal tiger during your ride over an elephant. You may also spot a black buck, bull, wild dog, hyena, jackal, etc. After the elephant ride, we head towards the crocodile breeding center and visit a museum in the park where we can get some insights on Tharu culture. Then we get ready for a delicious lunch. The lunch is followed by a peaceful walk into the jungle. We walk to the view tower for some wonderful views of birds and animals. In the evening, we return back to the hotel where we will have retreated with a Tharu cultural dance. Enjoy Nepalese cuisine along with a traditional program.
Today, we wake up early and enjoy our breakfast at the hotel. Then we head towards the Karnali river in the park. The clear weather, clear river water in the flat plains looks miraculous. We visit a place in the park where dolphins can be spotted. If lucky, you may be able to see some dolphins enjoying in the river. You can take some snaps of the surrounding area and get ready for lunch. After lunch, we explore the area for a while and wrap up our safari tour with a drive towards Nepalgunj airport. At the airport, we catch a flight that will bring us back to Kathmandu.