Jungle Safari tour / Wildlife Tour
Nepal is a land of diversity with the highest crystal mountains, terraced mid - hills to flat plain land on south. The dense foliage of the southern lowlands offers an exciting jungle safari tour with its rich habitat and population of wildlife a massif wild family. There are 8- National Parks, 4- Wildlife Reserve, 2- Conservation Areas and one Hunting Reserve in the country covering a total area of about 21,000 square kilometers. Certain areas of the southern flatlands have been declared as National Parks and wildlife reserves, here let us inform you about some of the greatest jungle safari parks in Nepal.
Chitwan is the richest wildlife reserve in Asia with an area of 932 sq,km established in 1973. In 1984 this Park was Elephant designated by UNESSCO as a natural world Heritage Site in view of the scope and contribution of this Park. The park is 160 KM. south west of Kathmandu ideally located in Narayani river valley 5-6 hours drive or 20 minutes flight from Kathmandu/Pokhara to Bharatpur domestic airport in Chitwan.
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is situated on the flood plains of the Sapta-Koshi River in Eastern Nepal. Established in 1976 with an area of 175 sq.km. covering the reserve can drive from Kathmandu about 10 hrs. or 40 minutes fly to Biratnagar and 30 minutes drive resort. The last surviving population of wild buffalo or arna is found here. The reserve is also home to many types of mammals such as hog deer, spotted deer, wild boar and blue bull.
Bardia National Park is latest and largest recognized and least explored by adventurous travelers is located in mid- western lowland with an area of 968 sq. km. In 1967, part of the area was established as Royal Hunting Reserve. Later in 1976, the area was gazetted as Royal Karnali Wildlife Reserve to include an area of 386 sq km and renamed as the Royal Bardia Wildlife Reserve in 1982. Before the establishment of hunting reserve the villages located in Baghaura Phanta and Lamkoili Phanta were relocated outside the reserve boundary. In 1984,