Nepal not only offers you the glorious mountain trekking and raging white-water rafting, but also a fine selection of pristine national park for adventurous jungle safari. Nepal has 14 national parks and wildlife reserves. And most of which have dense tropical jungles teeming with diverse wildlife and exotic birds. Well, you can ride on elephant back or drive four-wheeler to view wildlife and their habitats. You can either canoe or enjoy bird-watching. Definitely, you can have the most memorable nature walks, village and cultural tours, bird watching excursions and so on. Nepal is the home of flora and fauna. Various national parks of Nepal have been preserving this amazing natural heritage.
You can see wild life such as swamp deer, black buck, musk deer, blue bull, Royal Bengal Tiger, Mugger Crocodiles and Gharial, Asiatic wild buffalo and many other endangered species of animals, birds and so on. You will have plenty of time to have jungle walks overlooking the enthralling beauty of Jungle vicinity. In Nepal you will discover the ideal situation of viewing the jungle scenery, animals and birds and the indigenous local people and their tradition, costumes, and languages.
The most popular safari in Nepal:
The Chitwan national park is located in south central Nepal, covering 932 sq km in the subtropical lowlands of the inner Terai. The park is very rich in bio-diversity. Chitwan national park is the home to more than 55 species of mammals, 600 species of birds and 55 species of reptiles and amphibian. Chitwan National Park is very famous for the One-horned Rhinoceros and Royal Bengal Tiger which lives in the dense forest of the park. Besides rhino and tiger it includes many other animals like; deer, wild dog, monkey, grey langur, wild boar, wild cats and many others. Similarly reptiles include many kinds of snakes, Python, Gangetic crocodile, Marsh crocodiles etc. Likewi9se the birds include the Woodpeckers, Peacocks, Hornbills, Peahens, Brahminy Ducks, Indian Pitta and Parakeets, Waterfowl, Floricans and many more.. Similarly the equally important things in Chitwan are the Tharu people and their culture. The Tharu were well known for their resistance to Malaria. A stroll through the Tharu Village will provide an opportunity to see their traditional farming and relics. Tradition Tharu Stick dance gives an insight into their culture.
The activities include Jungle Safari on elephants back riding, Jungle walk, Canoe ride, Jeep drive, and observation of Tharu Village. There are many hotels and resorts for accommodation. One can reach there by 25 minutes by air or 146 km (6\7hrs.) drive by road from Kathmandu.
Bardia National Park is the largest park in the lowland Terai covering an area of 968 sq km is located in western part of Nepal. The park offers a variety of experiences. The park is home to endangered animals such as the One-horned Rhinoceros and Royal Bengal Tiger, Wild Elephant, Swamp Deer and Black Buck, Gharial Crocodile, Marsh Mugger and Gangetic Dolphin. Similarly 30 different mammals, 400 species of birds and several species of reptiles can be found in this park. The park is very rich in bio-diversity. The major vegetation and forest type are wooded grassland and the riverine forest. There is a daily flight and buses from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. And from Nepalgunj bus service is available to the park during the dry season.