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4 Day Royal Bengal Tiger and Bird Safari in Bardia National Park, Bardiya
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Bardia National Park, Thakudwara, Bardia, Bheri Zone, Nepal

Guided Safari in Nepal

Are you interested to explore the Mother Nature but you have no idea how to? In this guided safari, first timer is more than welcomed. A team of expert naturalist will accompany you during this safari in Bardia National Park. You will enjoy one full-day jungle walk with pack lunch for a picnic in the park and one full-day Jeep safari inside the national park with the naturalist. Spot as many out of 400 species as possible with very high chances to locate endangered Royal Bengal tiger with many other small animals!

Highlights

  • Wildlife jungle walk
  • Cultural Tharu village tour
  • Jeep safari and bird watching
  • Nature guide for the 3-day safari
  • Airport transfers and domestic flights
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Daily full board meals

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3 activity days
Group size: Maximum of 12 participants
Airport transfer included: Tribhuvan International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

During this safari, you will either stay in Rhino Lodge Bardia or Bardia Jungle Cottage.

Rhino Lodge Bardia

The Rhino Lodge Bardia is located a minute away from Bardia National Park, 10 minutes from it's headquarter and a minute from the elephant stables. The lodges, composed of comfortable cottage-type accommodations with attached hot and cold water running bathrooms, are spread over a large area amidst a peaceful and beautiful setting of well-manicured lawns, walkways, and gardens full of flowers and plants.

Bardia Jungle Cottage

Bardia Jungle Cottage is a place where traditional charms of Bardia hospitality blend exquisitely with local amenities. It has comfortable, modern, neat, and clean Tharu style accommodations with homely comforts. All rooms are equipped with ceiling fans, mosquito nets, clothes hanger, one double and single bed, a washbasin, and a private bathroom with shower which is tilled and Western style toilet.

Program

Day 1

You will fly to Nepalgunj Airport (KEP) and drive to the jungle lodge in Bardia National Park. Upon your arrival, you will have a briefing. Later, you will have cultural village tour, a visit to the Tharu Museum, Crocodile Breeding Center, and the tame rhino.

In Tharu Culture Museum, you will learn that Tharus are the indigenous groups in Bardia District than other ethnic groups like Bhramin, Kshetri, and people from Mongoloid origin (Magar, Gurung, Tamang, etc). So Tharu Culture Museum is standing to provide about their culture, living style, and much more. Its main purpose of establishing is to restore vanishing indigenous Tharu cultural heritage. This museum is decorated with all needed materials, like ornaments, foods, equipment, dress, mud made grain storage, husking machine, Tharus God, etc. For this, you have to pay a little amount for a management of the museum.

Day 2

Today is a whole day exploration of tiger territory by walk with packed lunch. After breakfast, you will get ready for thrilling jungle walk where you have chances to see endangered Royal Bengal tiger along with numerous small animals and birds. You will be accompanied by an experienced nature expert. Your guide will carry your packed lunch. You will enjoy a picnic in the jungle.

Your jungle guide and wildlife tracker will take you to the jungle to point out the hidden life of the wildlife where you can have wildlife experiences by walking safely, quietly, and leisurely through the forest as well as riverside where you are sure to see much wildlife, naturally scenery, and have great photographic opportunities.

Day 3

This is the second day in Bardia National Park. Nepal Trek Ways Pvt Ltd will take you by Jeep for penetrating the jungle from a different dimension. To explore the vast area is also the way to observe the wildlife. You can cover the big area, stop the Jeep, and walk to the animal possibilities area as well as see the various types of forests and natural beauty and scenery. It will give you another chance to see the most beautiful cat along with hundreds of birds. Today also, the lunch is in the jungle. You will enjoy your lunch with the tigers.

Day 4

You will dedicate the day to watch the birds. In addition to the resident spaces, several migratory birds visit the park. Approximately over 400 species can be a sight in the park and buffer zone area, that is why Bardia is a paradise of birds as well where your walk will be on a sunrise through the jungle and along the river bank. After breakfast and walk for bird watching, you will be transferred to Nepalgunj Airport (KEP) for a flight back to Kathmandu. After arrival in Kathmandu, you can enjoy the rest of the day on your own.

Location

Bardia National Park lies approximately 600 kilometers from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. The domestic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj Airport (KEP) takes 55 minutes from where the jungle lodge staff will receive you to transfer to the jungle lodge. Or optionally, there is a regular route that takes nearly 16 hours to Nepalgunj and then an hour drive to Bardia National Park.

Bardia National park is situated in the mid-far western Terai, east of the Karnali River. It covers 968 square kilometers of land, the largest and most undisturbed wilderness area in the Terai. About 70 percent of the park is covered with dominantly Sal forest with a balanced mixture of grassland, savanna, and Riverine forest.

Approximately 1500 inhabitants of this valley have been resettled elsewhere. Since farming has ceased in the Babai valley, natural vegetation is regenerating, making it an area of prime habitat for wildlife. The park provides excellent habitat for endangered animals like the rhinoceros, wild elephant, tiger swamp deer, black buck, gharial crocodile, marsh mugger crocodile, and Gangetic dolphin.

Endangered birds include the Bengal florican, lesser florican, and Sarus Crane. More than 30 different mammals, over 200 species of birds, and many snakes, lizards, and fishes have been recorded in the park’s forest, grassland, and river habitats. A good number of resident and migratory birds are found in the park.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Jungle walk
  • Jeep safari
  • Bird watching
  • Tharu village visit
  • A nature guide for three days
  • Domestic flights by Buddha Air (Kathmandu - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu)
  • Transfers from and to Nepalgunj Airport (KEP)
  • Transfer from Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) to your hotel
  • 3-day breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • 3 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • International airfare and taxes
  • Meals on the way to / from Nepalgunj
  • Personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, etc.
  • Medical and travel insurances
  • Gratuities or tips
  • Visa fees

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM).

This safari includes a 55-minute domestic flight from Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) to Nepalgunj Airport (KEP) and drive an hour to the national park.

Optionally, from Kathmandu, you can drive by bus or car for 15 hours to Amabasa Stand and from there, the lodge staff will pick you and transfer you to your lodge.

Airport: Tribhuvan International Airport Airport transfer included: Tribhuvan International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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