Bardiya Wildlife Safari- One of most popular safari in Nepal after Chitwan National Park
Bardiya Wildlife Safari is one of the most popular jungle safari destination. Bardiya National Park is a protected area in Nepal which was established in 1988 as Royal Bardia National Park. It covers an area of 968 square km and is the largest and most undisturbed wilderness area in Nepal’s Terai region, adjoining the eastern bank of the Karnali River in the Bardiya District.
About 70% of the park is covered with forest, with the balance a mixture of grassland, savannah and riverine forest. The park has three distinct seasons, each providing a unique experience. Form October through early April the weather is dry. The days are warm, and the nights are cool and pleasant. From April to June the temperatures warm up, are peaking up to 450c in May. The hot sticky days give way to the monsoon rains that lasts until September.
The park is home to endangered animals such as the Royal Bengal tiger, wild elephant, Greater one-horned rhinoceros, swamp deer, and black buck. Other endangered species include gharial-crocodile, marsh mugger and Gangetic dolphin. Endangered birds found in the park are Bengal florican, lesser florican and sarus crane. More that 30 different mammals, over 230 species of birds and several species of snakes, lizard and fish have been recorded in the park’s forest, grassland and river.
In addition to the resident species, several migratory birds visit the park every year. Current checklists include 407 bird species, among them the Bengal florican, white-rumped vulture, peafowl, and bar-headed geese, which are symbolic of the park. Lesser florican, silver-eared mesia and Sarus crane have also been sighted.
Elephant safari, jeep ride, river rafting, tour to Tharu cultural museum, sunset view form the river bank, night camping, etc. will be highlights of your fun filled tour.
Bardia National Park is the largest National Park in the lowland Terai area of Nepal Covering 968 sq KM. the park is home to Bengal Tiger, wild elephant, Greater One horn Rhinoceros, swamp deer and black buck. More than 30 different mammals, over 230 species of birds and several species of snakes, lizard and fish have been recorded in the parks forest, grassland and river.
This park is famous for elephant safari or jungle drive. During jungle safari or elephant safari you will come across small herds of wild elephants. You will also see rhinoceros in the park. Here you can gain an experience of Adventure life time. While doing the jungle safari you can observe 30 different animals, more than 250 species of birds, and varieties of reptiles and aquatic animals.