Bardia Jungle Safari of three nights and four days is a tour package to the Bardia National Park and wildlife sanctuary where you get to see different animals and do jungle related activities.
The jungle safari to Bardia that we offer you happens in the Bardia National Park and wildlife sanctuary, which happens to be in the mid-west region of Nepal of the Terai region. It is quite close to the Indo-Nepal border of our southerly neighbor, India. It lies on the eastern bank of the Karnali River and established in the year 1988 intending to give another sanctuary where animals can flourish in their natural habitats. So much so, now, Bardia National park is home to 839 species of flora and 642 species of fauna. Some of the rarer forms of animals and birds found here are rhinoceros, wild elephants, Bengal Tiger, swamp deer and Gangetic dolphin. The park in which you do Bardia jungle safari has mainly three types of balanced vegetations of grasslands, savannah and riverine forests. Bird watching in the Bardia National Park can look out for such birds as the Bengal florican, white-rumped vulture, peafowl and bar-headed geese plus many other of the rarer kind. So making the Bardia Jungle Safari a thing to do, naturally becomes a do a thing for eco-tourism.
Day 1: Arrival in Bardia National Park by flight (1 hour flight)
Day 2: Jungle activities in Bardia
Day 3: Jungle activities in Bardia
Day 4: Return Home
- Board scenic flight from Kathmandu- Nepalgunj- Kathmandu.
- Witness sunset view from Bardia National Park.
- Enjoy jungle safari in Bardia National park.
- Witness cultural performance by local people
- Encounter Royal Bengal Tiger and one-horned Rhinoceros.
There is much that one would gain from taking the Bardia Jungle Safari with us. To name a few, the crocodile breeding center in which you get to see how crocodiles hatch, breed and then released into the wild of the park to make their ways in the environment most natural to them. Then, there is rafting on the Karnali rivers which takes one on a ride through the jungle past villages and animals on the roam. Visiting the local tribes of the area called the Tharus who happen to be the guardians of the forest and observing their walk of life, is another thing which you do here. The grand thing about the tour is what is known as the elephant backed ride. It is a safari trip into the depths of the forest in hopes of spotting some wildlife. Then again, there is the bird watching, which you do to see how many different species of birds you can spot. The jungle walks you take in the natural environment. Finally, it is the cultural programs which the tribal put up to show you some of their tradition in this area of the world. On the whole, this Bardia Jungle Safari would naturally be a wonderful experience.
Is there no harm from the animals?
To say it out loud, there is more harm from the human side rather than the other way around. Yes, the fear of being attacked by the larger animals is there, but you need to understand that you are always with a naturalist when you enter the jungle. He knows his way around with animals. Plus when you go deep into the forest, you are either on the back of an elephant or in a jeep. People from the urban areas are always apprehensive of the rural. Yet people have been living in a natural setting much before they became urbanites. If you want to enjoy a natural environment, then you would enjoy this eco-friendly tour as well.
Meet at your hotel in Kathmandu and drive to airport for flight to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu airport. Upon arrival at Nepalgunj, meet our representatives then we are taken to our lodging which takes about two hour’s drive to reach your hotel. After a short briefing, we are taken to the crocodile breeding centre to see how they are hatched, breed and then let off into the while. Later, we go to a Tharu village to observe their walk of life and much later to cultural activities of the Tharu tribe. We return to the resort for dinner and bed.
On our first full day, we take a drive up the river and then start floating down in river rafting to see if we can catch the sights of crocodiles and other marine life. The raft stops once in a while were we get to take short excursions into the wood. We stay overnight at the lodge.
We wake early for some bird watching and then take a walk into the jungle with a naturalist and a porter. We spend the whole day walking to all parts in hope of spotting some wildlife. We return for dinner and bed.
Today after breakfast, drive to airport in Nepalgunj and we will fly back to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, our staff will meet you then drop-off at your hotel.
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What is Included
- Airport pick up/drop in Kathmandu & Bardia by a private vehicle.
- Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu round trip flight fare.
- Domestic airport departure tax.
- Accommodation in Bardia in a Jungle Lodge.
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) including tea and coffee.
- Highly experienced nature guide during the safari.
- National park and conservation area permit & fees.
- All jungle activities as per the itinerary.
- Government Tax & Tourist service charge
What is Not Included
- Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.
- Travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects.
- Tips & Gratuities.
Bardia national park jungle safari is a great way to explore wildlife especially tigers at Bardia National Park. The park is inhabited by a good number of tiger population and it’s the popular national park in Nepal to witness tiger activities. Bardia National park has various other wildlife including more than species of birds. The park was established in 1988 which covers an area of 968 km² and the largest and most undisturbed national park in Nep
Bardia national park is located in the Terai plains of Nepal closer to the sub-metropolitan city of Nepalgunj. The park is situated at Bardia District joining the easter bank of the Karnali River and bisected by the Babai River. It is at a distance of 516 km from Kathmandu City.
Jungle safari in Bardia national park is definitely worth it since the park has its unspoiled wilderness and largely unpopulated areas. One can explore its forested area, raft for hours and you won’t encounter even one individual. Basically, you will experience a true jungle safari and wildlife spotting much closer to nature.
The best time to visit Bardia and Far West Nepal is from mid-September till mid-December and the start of February till the end of May. The park may be inaccessible from May to September due to flooding.
You will various wildlife and bird species during jungle safari in Bardia national park. These include the Royal Bengal Tiger and one-horned rhinoceros as you go deep into the jungle. One can spot Gangetic dolphins or gharials lazing in the sun while rafting at the Karnali River.
From Pokhara, you can catch a bus to Mahendranagar or Dhangadi vai Ambassa to get to Bardia which takes 12 hours drive. From Lumbini, take a bus and get off at Butwal which is 2-3 hours drive, from Butwal take another bus to Mahendranagar or Dhangadi and to Bardia which is 8 hours drive. From Kathmandu is also about 13
hours drive to Mahendranagar or Dhangadi and to Bardia. Alternatively, you can take a flight to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu which is an hour’s flight then drive to Bardia.
Yes, there is a daily flight to Bardia from Kathmandu which is an hour’s flight but the flights are limited, about two flights each day so you need to book it earlier. Upon arrival at Nepalgunj airport, your hotel staff will pick you up then drive to the hotel which is usually closer to the Bardia National Park.
It’s safe to travel by road but since Nepal is a mountainous country so you may find the highway a bit smaller than your country. Also during monsoon, there can be landslides en-route blocking the highway for hours. But the drivers are experienced and will take you to your destination without any risks.
Pick-up from Nepalgunj airport is available and your hotel staff will be waiting for you at Nepalgunj airport. Upon arrival, they shall meet you outside the airport then drive to your hotel which will be around 1-2 hours as per your hotel’s location.
Safety is our prime concern. All of our nature guides are well trained and have many years of experience make sure all the activities are carried out safe and sound. They routinely conduct the areas where activities are done and avoid any areas which are under risk.
There is no ATM in Bardia National Park, so you bring along Nepali rupees which can be exchanged while you’re in Kathmandu before heading to Bardia. Though there are cash machines at Lamki, Kohalpur or Nepalgunj but that will be around two hours’ drive once you get your hotel around the park.
There are many hotels in Bardia including jungle lodges and resorts. Hotel range from standard tourist class to 3-star category.
All food and drinks besides alcoholic beverages are included during your Bardia stay which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meals served will be international cuisine including Nepali cuisine (Daal, Bhat). Usually on the last day, only breakfast is included. Though alcoholic drinks aren’t included but tea and coffee are provided. On the last day, only breakfast is included.
All the fee to enter Bardia National Park is already covered and already included in your tour cost, you don’t need to worry about it.
We have a team of highly experienced and professionally trained tour guides who are thoroughly versed in culture and history of each place of the places you will be visiting.
We operate Bardia Jungle Adventure with your personal guide and can be organised as per the desired traveling dates.
We use comfortable car/mini-van for the sightseeing tours. For up to 2 people, car is provided and mini-van is for the group 3-10 people.
The tour duration is 4 nights/5 days.
Clothing varies with the type of tour and season. It’s warm in Kathmandu from April to October-end and from November to March-end, days are usually warm but evening colder. Summer clothes are okay during the day time but the evening requires a light jackets. Winter is from December till February so bring along sufficient winter wears like jackets, sweaters, trousers etc. Or you can purchase clothes of your choice in Kathmandu clothing stores too.
Full-board in Bardia