Bardia Jungle Safari



Bardia Jungle Safari


Bardia National Park is situated in the mid far western Terai, in a remote part of Nepal, bordered by the Karnali River, the National Park covers 968 sq. km. It is 585 km from Kathmandu. The park is the largest and most undisturbed expanse of wilderness in southern Nepal. Although the largest park it is least explored by foreign tourists.

About 70% of the park is covered with Sal jungle, the remaining 30% is a mixture of grassland, savannah and riverine forest. The park contains eight types of ecosystem. The park headquarters are situated at Thakurdwara (also the location of Forest Hideaway) and is surrounded by idyllic villages and fields inhabited by an indigenous ethnic group, the ‘Tharu’.

Originally a hunting reserve, Bardia became a conservation area in 1976 and then attained National Park status in 1988. Presently a plan is being considered to further expand the park both north and eastwards. Conservation is a strong theme within Bardia; the park as well providing a home habitat for many species also provides an ideal environment for the study of wildlife. The WWF and the King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation are active in the park monitoring wildlife and breeding habitats. They have also implemented an educational scheme for local people identifying the meaning of, and need for conservation.


Day 01:
Firstly you will be offered refreshment drink & be given a briefing on our lodge & its facilities and your programe of the day,
13:00 : Lunch,
15:00 : Village tour to a Tharu village where you will see the life and lifestyle of the Tharus, enjoy the sun set view in the bank of karnali river,
19:00 : Tharu cultural dance,
20:00 : Dinner.

Day 02:
06:00: Wake up call,
06:30: Breakfast,
07:00: Whole day jungle walk with pack lunch. An excellent opportunity for sighting wildlife including deer, rhinoceros, wild bore, monkey, leopard, sloth bear and the Royal Bengal Tiger. You will also encounter many other smaller mammals,
20:00: Dinner.

Day 03:
06:00: Wake up call,
06:30: Breakfast,
07:00: 1 hour Elephant ride,
13:00: Lunch in hotel,
14:00: Half day Jeep Drive at Bardia National park,
20:00: Dinner.

Day 04:
06:00: Wake up call,
06:30: Breakfast,
07:00: Whole day Rafting on Karnali river,
20:00: Dinner.

Day 05:
07:00: Wake up call,
07:30: Breakfast,
08:00: Bird Watching in the morning,
12:00: Lunch,
12:30: Departure to your onwards journey


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