Your trip remains incomplete if you miss jungle safari in the southern and southern western part of Nepal covering with tropical and sub-tropical forests known as the home of wildlife in Nepal. Nepal is rich in biodiversity which has incredible variety of mammals, reptiles and birds. Nepal Government has established many National Parks, wildlife Reserves and conservation Areas for the protection of these exotic animals. Among all, Chitwan National park and Bardiya National park one very famous in the world. Chitwan National park known as Saurah can be accessible by a bus ride from Kathmandu or by flight via Kathmandu to Bharatpur, Chitwan. You can have jungle safari by ride an elephant or jeep through the jungle which provides you very fascinating close views of animals and birds which are endangered. You can get free interaction with these animals in their own natural habitats. Jungle Walk and bird watching: We will take a jungle walk inside the national park guided by a natural guide. We will also accompanied by bird experts who will make the nature exploration more exciting with his/her insights and knowledge. Get your cameras ready.
Following are some major activities in national park:
Elephant safari: For deeper exploration of the jungle and to experience the sightings of such endangered animals as tigers, rhinos and deer, we will take a safari on elephant’s back.
Crocodile Breeding Center: Nepal as one of the oldest and most successful crocodile breeding center in South Asia.
Canoe Ride: Enjoy the canoe ride along the Rapti river as you will get more of rich ecological biodiversity of the park.
Chitwan National Park
Chitwan is home to Chitwan National Park, Nepal’s oldest and naturally richest national sanctuary. Chitwan is famous for jungle safari on elephant or on a jeep to see the elusive Royal Bengal Tigers, One-horned Rhinos, Asian Elephants among others. Other activities include bird watching, visit to crocodile breeding center, canoeing and rowing. Tharu ethnic people, the indigenous inhabitants of southern plains of Nepal, and their unique culture is one of the unparalleled attractions of Chitwan.
Bardiya National Park
Established as a national park in 1988, Bardiya National Park lies in the western region of Nepal. The total area of the park is 968 sq km and a mix of rich ecosystems including Churia hills in the north, Babai Valley and buffer zone. About 70% of the park is covered by sal trees with the rest comprising of wooded grassland and riverine forest.
The park is drained by Karnali River which is home to rare Gangetic Dolphins. The park is a well preserved habitat for one-horned rhinoceros, Asian elephants, blackbuck and crocodiles. More than 30 different mammals, over 230 species of birds and several species of snakes, lizard and fish have been recorded in the parks forest, grassland and rivers. Langur, rhesus monkeys, civets, hyenas, wild dogs, sloth bears, otters, blue bulls, deer and wild boars are commonly spotted creatures.
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