JUNGLE SAFARI IN NEPAL
Safari In Royal Chitwan National Park
Royal Chitwan National Park, a world Natural Site declared by UNESCO, is one of the most visited Parks. The park with an area of 932-sq. km. offers more than 500 Asian one-horned rhinoceros roaming in her sprawling grass and wetlands. Other most famous species that one can find and enjoy in this park is some 100 nocturnal Royal Bengal tigers hunting their preys in this dense Jungle. The diverse ecology of the Park is home to around 600 plant species, 50 mammals, 526 birds and 49 amphibians and reptiles. Some of the fauna and flora are endangered.
The rivers in and around the Park also boast about the endangered snouted gharial popularly known as Gangetic crocodile. The extra attraction in the Park is fresh water dolphins diving below and above the water level in Narayani River. It is not just the flora and fauna that makes the Royal Chitwan national Park a unique tourist destination. Local culture, tradition, and the way of life add colour and liveliness to tourists’ experience. The most primitive dwellers of this area are mainly the Tharu Community who lived in the area even before the park was declared in 1972. The daily life of the Tharus enriched with traditional culture, their traditionally decorated thatched huts, traditional method of performing house-hold and their typical dances make a combination worth experiencing while in this Park.
Royal Chitwan and Bardia national parks and Royal suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve offers exciting safari holidays. Jungle activities here include venturing into deep Jungle on elephant back of four wheel drive to view wild animals in their natural habitat, canoe rides on the Jungle rivers, Nature walks, bird watching and village tour excursions.
Royal Bardia National Park
Established in 1984, this park is situated in Nepal’s western Terai. It covers 968 sq. km. The park offers a variety of experiences in its vast undisturbed wilderness. About 70% of the forest consist of sal trees (which are used for the beautifully carved windows in Kathmandu) with a mixture of grassland and riverine forest. The park is home to endangered animals such as the Bengal tiger, wild elephant, great One-horned rhinoceros, swamp deer, and black buck. Other endangered species include gharial crocodile, marsh mugger and Gangetic dolphin, 200 species of birdsand several species of snakes can also be seen in the park. Certain ethnic groups live in the park as well and you can experience their culture and traditions.
Activities to Do
Elephant Back Safari :
An elephant back ride is one of the safest ways to enter the jungle and see the wildlife. It is an exciting, never to be forgotten experience. Elephants are the traditional means of exploring the jungle and finding the excusive animals of the Terai
Jungle Drive :
You can have the unique experience of driving deep into the jungle in a 4wd jeep. (January to May only)
You can enjoy a natural walk in the jungle in safety accompanied by our well-trained naturalist who will interpret the hidden secrets of the land as you walk through ancient groves or perch in a strategically located watch tower (Machan) to observe animals grazing, drinking at polls, or resting in the bushes.
A typical hand-made dugout canoe will take you for a ride on the great Rapti river where you can see gharials and crocodiles basking in the sun and enjoy watching the many colorful birds.
Bird watching :
Birds lovers will have a wonderful opportunity to see many species of birds in the early morning as the new day dawns.
Tharu village visit :
This tour is especially for those guests who are keen to experience the typical local life of tharus, the ancient native people of the Chitwan jungle.
Folk Dance :
After a delicious buffet dinner we entertain you with stick dance and folk song and give you an opportunity to dance with the native people.
Ox-card ride :
For those who love old ethnic traditional way of transport, we have an ox-cart that will give you an experience of the unique mode of transport while riding on the old dirt road of the near by Tharu village.