• Jun 13, 2019
  • Rubi Bhandari

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Nepal Jungle Safari Tour

Nepal is one of the best destinations to watch various wildlife, birds, and reptiles in a natural state. The geography of Nepal stretches from mountains to the low land of Terai which makes ample space for the wild animals to roam around freely. The freshwater system and the wetlands of the country attract various species of migrant animals and birds.

There is all total of 10 national parks in the country which in combined cover around 11,000 square kilometer area of Nepal. The name of those National Parks is listed below:

Chitwan National Park – 932 Sq. km (360 sq mi)

Sagarmatha National Park – 1,148 Sq. km (443 sq mi)

Langtang National Park – 1,710 Sq. km (660 sq mi)

Rara National Park – 106 Sq. km (41 sq mi)

Khaptad National Park – 225 Sq. km (87 sq mi)

Shey Phoksundo National Park – 3,555 Sq. km (1,373 sq mi)

Bardiya National Park – 968 Sq. km (374 sq mi)

Makalu Barun National Park – 1,500 Sq. km (580 sq mi)

Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park – 159 Sq. km (61 sq mi)

Banke National Park – 550 Sq. km (210 sq mi)

Similarly, there are three wildlife reserves in the country covering more than 1100 square kilometer in total. Here below are the names of wildlife reserves:

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve – 175 Sq. km (68 sq mi)

Parsa Wildlife Reserve – 637 Sq. km (246 sq mi)

Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve – 305 Sq. km (118 sq mi)

The country has recognized six conservation areas which are as followed:

Annapurna Conservation Area – 7,629 km2 (2,946 sq mi)

Kanchenjunga Conservation Area – 2,035 km2 (786 sq mi)

Manaslu Conservation Area – 1,663 km2 (642 sq mi)

Blackbuck Conservation Area – 15.95 km2 (6.16 sq mi)

Api Nampa Conservation Area – 1,903 km2 (735 sq mi)

Gaurishankar Conservation Area – 2,179 km2 (841 sq mi)

Besides, there is one more Hunting Reserve in Nepal known as Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve. It stretches around 1,325 sq. km.

All of these protected areas envelop forested land of Nepal. They are situated in various altitudes from the low land of Terai to mountains. Due to this reason, these places are rich in biodiversity.

Botanists have identified 1,120 and 5,160 species of nonflowering and flowering plants in Nepal so far. Nepal ranks 10th in terms of flowering plant diversity in Asia.  

Similarly, according to zoologist, there are 181 species mammals, more than 900 species of birds, 100 reptiles, 43 species of amphibians and 185 species of fishes. It is also reported that there are more than 650 species of butterflies in Nepal.

Forementioned reasons simply illustrate that Nepal is an ideal place for jungle safari where there are more than 200 Royal Bengal Tigers, 600 one horned rhino, more than 250 species of sloth bear among other animals. Elephant back safari, elephant bathing, canoeing, nature walks, bird watching, visit elephant breeding center, excursions, and visit an ethnic Tharu village in the Jungle Safari Park are the activities which are included in Jungle Safari in Nepal. We all have many questions in our mind when we prepare to plan for a safari tour like :

Where to go for Jungle Safari Tour?

What would be the best time for the safari tour?

How should we visit there?

How many days package would be best for Jungle Safari Tour?

What would be the cost?

Who will organize the jungle safari tour?

Where shall we get the jungle guide?

All of these queries can be sorted out with us 'Regulus Nepal" once we get connected.

We, Regulus Nepal have designed different types of jungle safari tour packages which have all the answers of the above queries. They are 6 Days of Kathmandu-Nagarkot-Chitwan tour, 2 Nights 3 days  Chitwan Jungle Safari tour, & 9 Days of Nepal Wildlife Tour.

Among all the above mentioned Nepal Jungle safari Tour the most preferred Jungle Safari Tour package is the 2 nights and 3 days Chitwan Jungle Safari that introduces you with the adventurous jungle activities; elephant back safari, canoeing trip, jungle walk, visit ethnic local people house, culture dance perform by local tribe people, visit sunset point, jeep drive.

Day 1:

On arrival, the camp manager will give you the necessary information about the Park and its Lodge and as well do's and don't. Out in the Jungle its better to wear dull or dark clothes, avoid bright color clothing like red-yellow-orange-white and perfumes. Hat-walking shoes or boots-trouser is necessary when out in the excursion at the Jungle. Afternoon activities as per the Lodge set programmed for different groups. Afternoon program generally elephant briefing & bathing (depending upon the depth and size of the river at different seasons)

Day 2:

Full day Jungle activities Early, in the morning a knock at the door (wake up call) for your early Jungle activities. The morning jungle program will be according to group-wise either Bird watching tour, Elephant Safari or a Jungle walk. After the morning program of 1 to 2 hours back to the lodge for breakfast in the main dining hut, the tables are allocated according to different groups and guest wisely. A few hours of leisure before the next program as above on Day 1 till evening time. Elephant Safari, Jungle walk includes visit to the tower (Machan) visit and Jungle drives. After the afternoon jungle activities of 2-3 hours, refreshing hours at leisure, evening program slide show on Chitwan National Park and it's history, flora, and wildlife. Cultural Tharu Stick Dance. Usually, dinner is served at 8 pm. The dinner will be a buffet of Nepali dishes or Chinese-Indian dishes.

Day 3:

Early morning wake up call with a knock at the door for different activities. After breakfast, prepare to leave the lodge for the short drive to Bharatpur Airport for 20 minutes flight back to Kathmandu. Approx. 190 km. You can also opt for a bus ride instead of a flight.

Do let us know if you have more queries with Nepal Jungle Safari Tour by writing us at [email protected] or visit us at www.regulusnepal.com.