Jungle Safaris are popular among the people who just love woods and live there. When such people get free time to spare, they get ready for the jungle adventure. Amid numerous beautiful countries, Nepal, the Himalayan country, has enough wilderness to please you. Bardia Jungle Safari is one of several ways to come across the wild side of Nepal.
Bardia Jungle Safari takes place in the Bardia National Park which is located some 560km west from Kathmandu. The park stretches over the area of 968 square km in the plainland of western Nepal. It has been a dwelling place for hundreds of mammals, reptiles, birds, and other wood lives. You’ll see many animals and birds once you enter deeper and deeper into the woods. However, the Bengal Tiger and One-Horned Rhino are the major yet rare watches of the trip. You’ll be lucky if you get to see one or both on the trip.
Every peak tourist time, a good number of people both local and foreigners flock inside the jungle to encounter the raw nature. Moreover, the edges of the park are inhabited by the locals showing their unique culture and lifestyle. Visitors also get chances to indulge there too. Unless you are a water adventure lover, you can do rafting and fishing inside the Bardia National Park. Babai and Karnali River, the famous water outing destinations flow through the park.
So, yeah, Bardia’s Jungle Safari is worth intaking as you will ride a jeep and an elephant along with walks to trace the beauty of the jungle. With the excuse of it, you’ll explore the unexplored western part of Nepal.
Up to now was a brief overview of the trip. If you would like to do the safari, the detailed itinerary of the Bardia National Park jungle safari with other important details are as below:
Highlights of Jungle Safari in Bardia National Park
- Ride straight to leave the hustles and bustles of Kathmandu for the wild west of Nepal.
- Indulge yourself in the various jungle activities like Elephant safari, jeep safari nature walks, bird watching, and fishing.
- Explore the culture, lifestyle, and cultural dances of the near villages.
- Encounter the never seen wilderness of the Badia National Park.
- Possible add-ons like rafting and fishing in Karnali and Babai River.
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Detailed Itinerary of Bardia Jungle Safari - 3 nights 4 days
Flight Duration: 30 minutes
Drive Duration: 3 to 4 hours(80 k.m)
As soon as you meet the Nepal Recreation team, there will be necessary preparation and arrangements to leave Kathmandu. The park is stretched exactly 560km away from the capital towards the west of Nepal. You’ll fly towards the western lands of Nepal over the hills of Kathmandu enjoying the scenic view of Nepal.
In about half an hour, you’ll reach the nearest Nepalgunj airport. From there, you’ll drive out for the Bardia national park which is still 80 km away from the airport. Upon your reach to the hotel near the park, you’ll get refreshed before heading out again to make entry into the national park area. You’ll do not much today except touring around the visitor center of the park and near villages for cultural programs and exploration. There will be a short tour and lunch after the tour and before bedtime. Overnight at lodge.
The true adventure starts on the second day. After breakfast is done, you’ll join a jeep ride to get deep into the woods. The morning time is a great time to encounter the animals along the ride. As you head into the jungle, there will be possibilities of encountering tigers, rhinos, elephants, deers, blackbuck, swamp deer, etc. Bird watching will also be done on this day. Yet, don’t keep a high expectation of seeing the Bengal Tiger. It’s never a sure thing that might or might not happen. As said earlier, only the lucky ones get to see the jungle’s mightiest daredevil.
But, you’ll be impressed by the denseness of the jungle and varieties of animals roaming around there. It’s a peaceful jungle safari day through the woods of Bardia national park. There are elephant rides/safaris also available which you can opt instead of the jeep. Throughout the day, you’ll be at the optimum wood level enjoying the surrounding. After a naturalistic day in the jungle, you’ll head back to your hotel for night rest.
The second day is fully dedicated to remaining jungle activities from the first day. After breakfast, you’ll join a jeep ride to reach the bank of Karnali River for some water excursions. This is more fun because of canoe riding on the Karnali river. As you pass ahead on the river, you’ll come across crocodiles and alligators on the bank of the river and fishes in the water.
If you have a fishing reel with you on the trip, you can hook some fish too. This will make your day a more exciting one. Then leaving the bank of the river, you’ll make a visit to the elephant breeding center of the park. If there is still time left, you’ll try to get as much as from Jungle safari in Bardia national park before you leave the place to return. Overnight at Lodge in Bardia.
You’ll not fly straight back to Kathmandu on the last day of the trip. Until half-day, you’ll perform some remaining jungle activities. The best thing to do on the last day will be an elephant riding. You’ll get a much better view of the jungle than from the jeep safari. The elephant will take you very close to the wild animals to let you have a close-range view.
After the ride, you’ll make a return to the lodge and eat lunch before leaving the park for the Nepalgunj airport. And in about 30 minutes of air time, you’ll be back in Kathmandu.