Bardia Jungle Safari Tour is the ultimate wild jungle experience of a lifetime on your trip to Nepal. Bardiya National Park is located at the central tip of the Terai, on the eastern bank of the Karnali River, and covers an area of 968 square kilometers. The park is the largest and most intact wilderness area in the Terai, stretching from the Churia Hills southward to the gentle slopes of the "Bhabhar." It is densely wooded with salt, grassland, savannah, and many other forests. Animals like rhinoceros, wild elephant, tiger, marsh deer, black duck, gharial crocodile and giant dolphin, Bengal florican, lesser florican, silver mesia-sarus crane are some of the endangered birds found in the park. More than 200 species of local and migratory birds thrive in the park's wilderness. It is possible to make a short or long trip. We offer package programs for our clients. The itinerary can be short or long at your request.
· The best place in Nepal to see the royal Bengal tiger
· Enjoy an elephant safari and experience exotic animals and birds
· Enjoy bird watching, jeep safari, canoeing, etc., within the park.
· Enjoy Tharu cultural programs and village excursions.
· A scenic bus ride or round-trip flight from Kathmandu
· Optional rafting on the Karnali River
Day 01: Drive to Bardia or fly to Nepalgunj and drive to Bardia from Kathmandu.
Day 02: Full day jungle safari tour
Day 03: Full-day safari in the jungle.
Day 04: Drive to Kathmandu or drive to Nepalgunj and flight back to Kathmandu.
The Bardia Jungle Safari tour takes you to explore Bardia National Park. Located in a wildlife sanctuary in mid-western Nepal near the Karnali River, the national park is undoubtedly one of Nepal's best places to spot wildlife. Spend four days in the wilderness of the Tarai rainforests, a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We have designed the best package to explore all that Bardia National Park has to offer with additional fun activities.
In addition to exploring the wildlife, you can enjoy many exciting activities during your tour of Bardia National Park. The canoe ride is the most interesting, during which you will float on the Karnali River surrounded by jungles. You also have the option of rafting. During the safari, you will have a packing lunch.
The Bardia jungle safari tour is also a great way to explore the local Tharu people's cultures, traditions, and lifestyles. You can explore the villages while strolling around in the evening. You can see the Tharu dance program which is performed at the resorts where you stay. The unique and exciting culture and tradition of the Tharu people will make your trip unforgettable.
Flora and fauna
Bardia National Park is rich in flora and fauna. Seventy percent of the park is covered by forest, where we can find 839 different plant species. The rest are grasslands, savannas, and riverine forests. In the park's dense forest, there are 642 species of animals. Some of them are endangered and rare species, such as the one-horned rhinoceros, Bengal tiger, marsh deer, the Gangetic dolphin, etc. Bardia National Park is considered the best place to spot tigers in Nepal. During the jungle safari, these exotic animals and birds can be spotted. Watchtowers have been built in the park to observe them without any risk of being attacked by wild animals.
Bardia National Park is an incredible place for bird watching. It is home to 407 different species of birds. The park's grasslands are dominated by birds such as the lesser florican and Sarus crane, crowned Prinia, jungle Prinia, pale-footed warbler, divergent bush warbler, striped grassbird, golden-headed cisticola, chestnut warbler, and a host of others. Other exotic birds such as Bengal florican, white-rumped vulture, peacock, and bar-headed goose also abound in the park. Morning is the best time to observe the birds as they leave their nests to forage for food.
The jungle safari is the main event of your Bardia jungle safari trip. You can do a jungle safari in 3 ways: Walking, elephant rides, and jeep safaris. You can walk through the Jungle with your naturalist guide, who will lead you through the Jungle and provide you with all the information you need about the flora and fauna of the Jungle. On the elephant safari, you will ride on the back of an elephant and tour the park. During the jungle safari, you may see exotic animals such as wild elephants, tigers, marsh deer, Gangetic dolphins, etc. The last option is to ride in the jeep and drive through the park to experience these exotic birds, animals, and landscapes.
The Bardia jungle safari is an excellent opportunity to explore the tradition, culture, and lifestyle of the indigenous Tharu communities that reside in this area. The Tharu have a unique culture, traditions, beliefs, and language. You can visit the villages on ox carts, interact with the locals and taste their local dishes during your tour of Bardia. There will also be a Tharu cultural dance performance at the resort where you stay. During the four days of your Badia jungle safari tour, you will learn in-depth their culture and way of life, which is fascinating to observe.
Bardia National Park offers many fun activities. In addition to the jungle safari, you can enjoy canoeing on the Karnali River. The river flows in the middle of the Jungle, offering a paradisiacal view of the surrounding landscapes. While canoeing, you can see crocodiles in the river and exotic birds in the wilderness. You can also do rafting on the Karnali River which is optional. During lunchtime, you will have your packing lunch.
Our trip to
Bardia begins with travel by car or plane from Kathmandu to Bardia. If you
choose to fly, you will have a one-hour flight to Nepalgunj. You can enjoy the
exciting view of the Jungle, rivers, and foothills covered with lush forests
from the plane during the flight. From Nepalgunj, you will have 3 hours drive
to reach Bardia through the road between the Jungles. From Kathmandu, it takes
about 13 hours to get Bardia. Therefore, if you decide to drive there from the
road, you will have to start your journey early in the morning.
Upon arrival in Bardia, you will check into a hotel and rest. Later in the evening, you can go out to explore Tharu village. You can ride on bullock carts while enjoying the fantastic views of the surrounding area.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
breakfast in the morning, you will start exploring the Bardia National Park.
You will walk through the Jungle with your naturalist guide. He/she will guide
you throughout the trip and provide you with all the information about flora
and fauna. You will also be able to go on an elephant or jeep safari through
the national park. During the safari, you can expect to see animals such as
one-horned rhinos, wild elephants, tigers, and many other wild animals. At
lunchtime, you can enjoy a picnic lunch in the serene jungle setting. Later,
you can visit the crocodile breeding station and the Tharu Museum. From the
observation towers, you can enjoy an expansive view of the Jungle and the
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
day of your Bardia jungle safari trip will be filled with a variety of fun
activities. You will enter the Jungle early in the morning for bird watching.
You will then head to the Karnali Bridge and start the canoe ride on the
Karnali River. During the canoe ride, you may encounter crocodiles and expect
to see some exotic birds. You can also enjoy rafting on the Karnali River, but
this is optional. In the evening, you will return to the hotel and will enjoy
the Tharu cultural dance after dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
morning breakfast, you will leave Bardia and return to Kathmandu. If you decide
to fly back, you will have to drive to Nepalgunj and catch the flight to
Kathmandu. Depending on the flight schedule, you may be able to spend more time
in Bardia. However, if you decide to return by land, you will have to start
your journey early in the morning. On your return to Kathmandu, check into a
hotel and rest. Then, if you feel comfortable, you can explore the streets of
Thamel, shop for souvenirs and handicrafts, etc.
Hotel and airport pick-up and drop off
Transportation in a comfortable private vehicle
Domestic flight ticket to Kathmandu to Nepalgunj Both way
All activities in the Bardia jungle mentioned in the itinerary.
Full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) at Bardia
Deluxe hotel accommodation in the Bardia National Park
Entrance fees to national parks
Nature guides and supports
All state and local taxes
Visa fee for Nepal
Our Bardia Jungle Safari can be arranged at any time and has frequent departures from Kathmandu, Pokhara, and beyond that can be customized to accommodate specific requests and schedules.
We depart the Bardia jungle safari tour every day from Kathmandu, and we have the list of dates so, choose one of the dates you are traveling and book.
If the date is not on our list, please contact us to check availability, and we will suggest other booking instructions.
We have a price list for up to 12 people, so if you are more than 12, please contact us for the group price and booking process.
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We believe that accommodation is one of the most critical factors that enhance your overall travel experience. On this trip, we will accommodate you in a luxury resort/hotel in Bardia National Park. The well-appointed suites are safe and clean and are equipped with comfortable beds, air conditioning, TV, uninterrupted Wi-Fi, a large and beautiful garden, swimming pool (optional), restaurants, bar, cafeteria, etc. The room opens onto a magnificent balcony, which is also ideal for relaxing and reading.
Meals and accommodation
All accommodations are as per the itinerary are included in the package cost. We have chosen a comfortable and safe safari lodge in Bardia. The hotels can be upgraded to more luxurious hotels upon request. All hotel accommodations are on a two-person sharing basis unless they are of a different gender.
It is very easy to get various vegetarian options in Nepal, so don't worry if you are vegetarian or vegan. You will enjoy typical Nepalese food and Continental, Italian, Indian, and Tibetan food. Meals during the jungle safari in Bardia are on a full board basis. Only breakfast will be served in Kathmandu, while we will serve the farewell dinner on the eve of your international departure.
An experienced and licensed naturalist guide will accompany you throughout the trip to Bardia. In a group with more than ten clients, two guides will be provided to enhance the service. Our team believes that customer service is the priority.
The best seasons
Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best months to travel in Nepal because the days are usually sunny, the temperature is perfect, the sky is clear, and the mountain is still crystal clear. This tour can also be done in monsoon (June to August) and winter (December to February), but do not expect the weather and mountain views to be good.
In addition to air transport between Kathmandu and Nepalgunj, it is also possible to travel by bus/car. Nepal's roads are safe, but sometimes transportation can be disrupted by landslides, strikes, or political unrest. Therefore, allow a few extra days in your travel plans to backup for your international flight out of Nepal. Consequently, we advise you to include at least one extra day in your itinerary to avoid conflicts with international flights out of Nepal. In this case, we can arrange activities with your additional days in Kathmandu before your flight home.
The following equipment is required for the jungle safari:
· Insect repellent
· Hat and sunscreen
· Casual, comfortable clothing that is brightly colored
· Sweaters and jackets are necessary from November to February
as our itineraries are tailor-made, we can facilitate you according to your
needs. Therefore, we will make the program according to your demand.
National Park has a subtropical climate. Therefore, light clothing with natural
colors is recommended. During the winter months, from November to early March,
mornings and evenings are cold and warm clothing is necessary. During the day,
it is recommended to wear comfortable, casual clothing and footwear for ease of
movement. In the rainy season of July, August, and September, rain gear is a
range from standard to luxury. During your stay in the Jungle, you will stay in
comfortable lodges with attached bathrooms, mosquito nets, or comfortable
permanent tented camps.
safari is done as a package tour, and the price depends on the size of the
groups and the total number of days. The price includes all activities
mentioned in the itinerary, accommodation, transfers, and meals during your
visit to the Jungle. We can give you a quote when you decide the length of your
stay and the park you wish to stay in.
security is our company's top priority. However, there are risks associated
with adventure travel that you should consider before booking. We constantly
monitor operation areas and cancel or reroute a trip if they deem a destination
unsafe. The decision to travel to a particular country or region is a personal
tracking, elephant tracking, jungle/nature walk, bird watching, Karnali river
rafting, jeep safari, dolphin watching, camping and trekking, fishing, study
tour, cultural trip, crocodile breeding center visit, village visit, cultural
program, depends on your interest.
cannot offer accommodation in the Jungle
It is not
necessary to make a reservation, but we recommend booking in advance to make
sure everything is ready for your trip. If we need to coincide with the other
activities, we can match those things like trekking, hiking, excursions, etc.
Yes, you can
choose the jeep safari instead of the elephant safari.
by Iva Peterson, Netherland
It is a fantastic trip where everyone will get
lost in the park's wilderness and reach the point of virgin land. Bardiya
National Park tour is a beautiful destination to explore the wild and central
foothills of the Himalayas. In this elite trip, Kishor Nepal and Kul Gurung have
done a great job. They facilitated luxury tour vehicles, luxury accommodation
in the cities, and a very talented guide who has a lot to share about the
destinations and places visited. They did the job more than expected. I want to
thank all the team for such an excellent arrangement. With the high
recommendation, I would like to recommend everyone to take a trip with Kishor Nepal.
Thank you very much!! Hope to see you again.
by Leon Kolle, Norway
Bardiya National Park to be the best of the best to have a closer wildlife
experience in its wild environment. Kishor Nepal and his team made my trip to
Bardia was even more elite and excellent with their brilliant way of working. They
did what they told me they would do before I booked my trip. Their service was
more than my expectations, and the entire trip was luxurious, with deluxe
accommodations, transportation, and delicious meals. My tour guide was also
friendly and professional. He helped me and never made me bored with the trip.
I appreciate all his work that made my Nepal vacation more enjoyable and unforgettable.
Everyone should travel with a local tour operator like Nepal Tour &
Trekking Service Pvt. Ltd, which is locally based and has more to offer.
by Fábián Huba, Hungary
I had a perfect
time in Bardiya National Park. The Bengal tiger is one of the most incredible
beauties of the park. It is famous for one-horned rhino, Bengal tiger,
elephants, and many more migratory birds. The jungle safari was exhilarating
and adventurous inside the park. The whole trip was unforgettable. I recommend
it to those who want to explore the wildlife and learn more about the nature of
Nepal. For the tour to be perfect, you need a guide to lead you in a
comfortable and informative way. I would like to thank Kishor Nepal and his
team for providing me with a helpful and friendly guide during my trip to
Bardiya National Park.
by Li Mei Ma, Taiwan
I was one of
the lucky ones to be released with the wild Bengal tiger in Bardiya National
Park. Our heartbeat was racing when I saw the tiger in the bushes. On the
jungle safari, not only the famous tigers, we were lucky to meet wild
elephants. Bardiya is one of the most beautiful national parks, rich in flora
and fauna. This trip to Nepal will always be one of the best choices for me. I
recommend everyone to visit and explore Nepal. All credit goes to Kishor Nepal
for such a good package with the best accommodations.
by Granville Veilleux, France
It was our great
experience in Bardia National Park. Exploring various destinations, we found
that Bardia was the most suitable for us. Bardiya is one of the most beautiful
national parks and rich in flora and fauna. The accommodation was excellent and
spotless. All the staff was amiable, helpful, and knowledgeable. We saw an
elephant, Bengal tigers, deer, and different birds on the jungle safari. This
trip to Nepal will always be one of the top choices for us. An excellent trip,
we look forward to another one near future.
by Carlos Alves Melo, Brazil
safari in Bardiya National Park is a brilliant way to observe wildlife. Nepal
Tour & Trekking Service P. Ltd is a fantastic operator, and Kishor is a
lovely host and manager for birding and wildlife viewing. On the last day, we
went on a jeep safari and, although it was March, we saw a tiger! The Nature
Safari Resort is in a beautiful location for birding; tigers have been spotted
from here and locals passing by. Everyone is very friendly, and we wish we had
had more time than three nights to enjoy this wonderful place. The accommodation
is traditionally built, and everything is environmentally friendly. The food is
good, and this includes the lovely packed lunches during the safari day.
by Jens Maur, Germany
enjoy an authentic wild environment in the Bardia National Park, an exotic
jungle, and the entire fauna. We had a wonderful day thanks to our guide for
all the information. I appreciate his work to try to protect this environment.
We highly recommend this place to travel; the staff is amiable and helpful. The
grounds are quiet; you can feel the tranquillity of the national park. The food
was delicious with typical accommodations.
by Laura Clamp, Australia
childhood, I have been an animal lover and I Enjoy when I spent my significant
time in Bardia National Park. During my last stay in Nepal, I was in Chitwan
National Park, it was great, but Bardia captivated me. Kishor also played a massive
role in making this trip fun. If it wasn't for them, I would be lost entirely
and wouldn't even know what Bardia is. They took care of everything from hotels
to documents to anything I needed help with. They were always polite and had a
charm on their faces. Thank you.
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