Jungle Safari in Nepal

Chitwan Jungle safariNepal's jungles are home to some of the most unique and rare animals in the entire world. The warm subtropical Terai region of Nepal houses such animals as Royal Bengal Tigers, Rhinos, Leopards, wild Elephants, sloth Bears, Monkeys, Crocodiles, four kinds of Dear and over 250 species of exotic birds. The Terai region is home to the Chitwan and Bardia national parks. This wildlife parks were established to protect these endangered animals and the environment they live in. They are the premier places in Asia to enjoy a true jungle experience.  Our packages include everything from jungle activities to accommodations to transportation to and from the parks. Just E-mail a message to us and we'll take care of all the details. So come join us on the Escort International Travels.

The Chitwan National Park has 6 premier jungle resorts scattered inside its boundaries. These secluded resorts are the perfect place to experience the true safari atmosphere of the Terai. All the jungle activities are just a step away and there's always a chance to spot wildlife. The resorts have offered individual cottages with a private bath or well-appointed luxury tent camps to stay in. You will be in the heart of the park surrounded by the soothing jungles of Nepal. The accommodations outside the park are more budget type guest houses. Never the less if you are on a tight budget we can arrange reservations at one of the best lodges outside and it is also include jungle activities and transportation.

Bardia National Park is smaller than Chitwan but houses the same exotic animals and jungle environment of the Terai. Bardia is more isolated than Chitwan which is why it has fewer resorts and fewer visitors. But this also adds to the excitement of exploring this jungle. All resorts border the boundary of the park and numerous jungle activities are possible. The resorts are extremely pleasant and enjoyable and offer Bardia as their front yard.

jungle safariThere are a wide variety of jungle activities available in both parks. Elephant rides are the best way to explore the jungle and search for wildlife. Jeep safaris are also available for those who don't feel like riding atop an elephant. Others might enjoy a jungle walk with an experienced guide who can tell you all about the wildlife and vegetation that is unique to the Terai region. Canoeing on the Rapti or Narayani rivers is a great way to see the many different bird species of Chitwan. And there's always the rare chance that you can see the elusive freshwater Gangetic Dolphins that inhabit the rivers. All of these activities are included in your jungle package.

Included in all of our jungle packages is transportation. Tourist buses, private transportation, and airline flights are available for both Chitwan and Bardia National parks. We highly recommend flying to Bardia because the bus ride from Kathmandu can take over 15 hrs on a rough road. Chitwan is 5-6 from Kathmandu on a bus. All transportation to the lodges inside the park will be provided.

Popular Wildlife Safari Spots in Nepal



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The outdoor adventure sports into the wilderness to see wild animals, birds and natural beauty. You ride on an elephant's back or on a four wheeler jeep accompanied by a fully trained guide (also known as expert Naturalist) for the love of nature and animals.

In Nepal, Chitwan and Bardiwa are two hot dishes on the menu. Pick Chitwan as this has Nepal's most popular National Park offering excellent opportunity to see Royal Bengal Tigers, One horned Rhino, Crocodile and thrilling wilderness experience into its deep and thick jungle and this park is the easiest one to reach among all others.

Pick Bardia also, as this is another National Park, which offers excellent jungle Safari Adventure. Here too, you can ride on an elephant or a take four wheel to discover some of Nepal's unspoiled natural habitats.

Most jungle Safari consists of canoe rides on the Jungle Rivers, nature walks, birds watching excursions and quick tours around the villages to discover unique culture and traditions of the local village people. There are also scheduled cultural-musical programs performed by the villages, which are also in the Jungle Safari itinerary

Chitwan and Bardiwa have excellent accommodation and tourist facilities right next to the jungle so one can start then relax at ease.

National Parks in Nepal:

Most Safari begins in a park, hence it’s worth noting here, the national parks of Nepal; they are the places to go for Safari. Whichever you decide to see or feel, Nepal has ideal Safari destinations for you, some are located at higher altitude while others at lower altitude. Here is the list, have a look...

National Parks Covered Area (sq km)

Location & Altitude (meters) /Remarks

Chitwan National Park - 932 Sq. km:

Thick jungles and teeming wildlife including one horned Rhino, and Bengal Tigers. Sal forest makes the 70% of its area. Best Visit: All around the year

Rara NationalPark -  106 Sq. km  (1800 to 4048M.) :

Has the country's biggest lake (10.8 sq km) Pinks, Rhododendron (Guranse in Nepali), Himalayan cypress, pine forests. Musk deer, black bear, mallard, merganser cock and other birds. Best Visit: Oct to Dec or Mar to May.

Suklaphant Wildlife Reserve - 155 Sq. km

Far-West of Nepal View the largest herd of swamp deer in the world and infinity of open grass lands! Best Visit: Feb to March 
Everest (Sagarmatha) 1148 *extreme* Includes the Mt. Everest peak (8848 Meters), Impeyen pheasant (the national bird of Nepal), Himalayan tahr, goral, serow. Obviously excellent mountain views from here.

Shey-Phoksundo National Park - 3555 Sq. km
Includes snow leopard, blue sheep, Impeyan pheasant (danphe), blood pheasant, and cheer pheasant. Best Visit : March to May 

Bardia National Park -   368Sq. km  (Terai,152 to 1441M.)

70% of the park is Sal Forest. Rhinoceros, elephant, tiger, black buck, swamp deer. Also found are the gharial crocodile, marsh mugger crocodile and Gangetic dolphin. Best Visit: All time 

Parsa Wildlife Reserve - 499 Sq. km

Terai  Chir pine, sissoo (Dalbergia sissoo), silk cotton forest, elephant, tiger, leopard, sloth bear, blue bull, and wild dog, over 280 species of birds, many species of snakes. 

Makalu - Barun National Park - 2330 Sq. km  (435 to 8463 M.):

Most visitors are the trekkers and mountaineers due to relatively extreme location. 30 rhododendrons color the hillsides, over 3000 species of flowering plants, red panda, musk deer, Himalayan Leopard, over 400 bird species. 

Langtang National Park

Dog red panda, pika, muntjac, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan tahr, ghoral, serow. Breathtaking views of the Himalayan range.