Jungle Safari In Nepal
Nepal has nine National Parks (Chitwan, Bardia, Rara, Khaptad, Makalu Barun, Shey-Phoksundo, Sagarmatha, Langtang and Shivapuri), four Wildlife Reserves (Shukla Phanta, Dhorpatan, Koshi Tappu and Parsa), and three Conservation Areas (Annapurna, Manaslu and Kanchanjunga). The southern plains of Nepal are covered with dense tropical jungle teeming with fascinating wildlife and exotic birds. The one-horned rhinoceros, Royal Bengal tiger, crocodile and Himalayan black bear are the stars of the show among the hundreds of species of wild animals that make their home here. The kingdom also contains over 800 species of colorful birds, or about 10% of the world total. An excursion through this zoological garden by elephant, canoe, and four-wheel drive vehicle is a jungle safari you will remember for a long time.
You can hike into the jungle on foot with an experienced jungle guide, by elephant back, by dugout canoe or by jeep. Jungle safari in Nepal is an adventurous and fun filled package ideal for anyone. The national parks offer a range of accommodations form lush resorts to basic tent style.
In Nepal you will discover the ideal situation of viewing the jungle scenery, birds and animals and the indigenous local people, their colorful tradition, unique dress and languages.
Chitwan is the richest wildlife reserve in Asia with an area of 932 sq,km. Easy access in 5-6 hours by bus riding or 35 minute short flight from Kathmandu or Pokhara.
The Royal Bardia National Park is the largest and most undisturbed wild area in Nepal. Although it is simialar to Chitwan, its drier and more remote. It encompasses 1,000 square km of riverine grassland and sal forests.
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve was established in 1976. Its covers an area of 1756 sq. kms. This reserve lies in the flood plains of the Saptakoshi in the mid-east Nepal, and is a favorite spot for bird enthusiasts.
Khaptad National Park, established in 1985, makes it Nepal's youngest national park. It covers an area of 225 sq. km of forest and grassland, and lies on a plateau where the districts of Bhajhang, Bajura, Doti and Achham meet