Bardia National Park is located in far western Nepal along the subtropical plains that border India. The park is Nepal’s largest wildlife area. It has received few visitors compared to Nepal’s other protected areas and is therefore relatively untouched and great chance to get closer to nature. The park has the subcontinent’s largest animals including a herd of wild elephants, Bengal Tiger, six deer species, the Gangetic Dolphin and over 300 bird species and more. Our jungle safari is a thrilling must do adventure for all visitors to Nepal.
Join us for an exciting journey through the protected realm of Bardia National Park. The park has a vast jungle full of wildlife. Bardia National Park and adjoining Banke Wildlife Reserve and Blackbuck Conservation Area total more than 1530 sq km / 590 sq mile. Bardia was established as a protected area in 1988.
Located in the far west, Bardia National Park is far from the tourists areas of Nepal including Pokhara, Kathmandu and the Himalayan peaks. It is one of the most exotic and adventurous destinations in the country. The park’s jungle landscape and exotic animals are the highlights and include 53 mammal species and 23 reptile and amphibians species. Because the park receives fewer visitors than other parks, there is a greater chance of viewing the animals in their natural environment.
Our Bardia Jungle Safari is an exciting exploration of the grasslands and jungles with many Sal trees…sacred to Hindus and Buddhists, in fact Buddha was born under one in Lumbini, Nepal in the 6th century B.C.E.
Bardia National Park ranges from around 140 mt / 460 ft to 1450 mt / 4760 ft above sea level. March to June usually sees fog in the mornings and evenings with fog in the cool winters, too. The grass is shorter from February to May and wildlife is more easily seen then. Autumn is beautiful, too, and the monsoon from June to September is wet and wild.
Guests enjoy comfortable lodging along the border of the park. The view from the lodge overlooks the broad plains and sunsets and sunrises are especially dramatic and drench the sky and landscape in unforgettable colours. Along with fine cuisine and the relaxing setting, we have exciting day trips into the jungles. There are several options for moving through the terrain and each offers a unique perspective and experience. All excursions into the jungle are led by a veteran, experienced guide who understands the area and animal patterns. Modes of travel include jeep, elephant back, canoe and even hiking about on foot.
Within the grasslands and forests, we have a good chance of encountering the world’s most exotic animals in their own natural environment. There will be photo opportunities and informative descriptions by the guides.
After the safari thrills, lounging at the peaceful lodge and soaking up the views and retelling the day’s safari adventure will be a memorable event. Dusk on the plains with the darkening of the skies as the stars come out will put you in another world.
Our Bardia Jungle Safari is a chance to experience all that Nepal has to offer in a landscape far different from the mountains.
Please Note : There are additional options for more exploration in the Bardia area including the treks in the far west hills, river rafting and more. If you have the time and the interest, we can combine this jungle safari with other adventures, too.
Day 01Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and drive to Bardia National Park. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02Full day Jungle Activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03Full day Jungle Activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04Drive to Nepalgunj and fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 1Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and drive to Bardia National Park. Overnight at hotel.We fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj for an hour.Hotel representative will be waiting you with a Jeep to transfer you to the hotel at Bardia National Park.You will have briefing and list of program with time will be provided.
Day 2Full day Jungle Activities. Overnight at hotel.The hotel will give you a wake-up call and the program will start after having breakfast. You will have jungle program for full day such as Elephant back safari, Visit to visitors' center, Crocodile breeding center, Tharu cultural museum, Jungle walk etc. You will have a lunch in the afternoon between the program and buffet dinner in the evening.
Day 3Full day Jungle Activities. Overnight at hotel.After having breakfast you will go for a jungle walk for tiger tracking and bird watching.You will be returned to the hotel for lunch and jeep safari will start afterward.
Day 4Drive to Nepalgunj and fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.On the last day you drive to Nepalgunj for couple hours after breakfast and fly back to Kathmandu.
Our Bardia Jungle Safari can be arranged any time and has frequent departures from Kathmandu, Pokhara and beyond can be personalized to accommodate specific wishes and timetables.
All the accommodations as per the itinerary is included in the package cost. We have chosen 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu for your comfort and safety and safari lodge in Bardia. The hotels can be upgraded to more deluxe ones upon your request. All the hotel accommodations are as per twin sharing basis unless you are of different gender.
Nepal is such an easy place to get several vegetarian options so no worries if you are a vegetarian or vegan. You can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as continental, Italian, Indian and Tibetan. Meals during the jungle safari in Bardia is as per full board basis. Only breakfast is served in Kathmandu whilst fare well dinner on the eve of your international departure is served from our side.
An experienced and licensed Nature guide will accompany you for the entire trip in Bardia. In a group with more than 10 clients, 2 guides will be provided for the betterment in service. Our team believes that our customer care is the first priority.
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for travelling in Nepal. Where normally days are sunny, temperature is perfect, sky is clear and Mountain remains crystal. This tour can be done in Monsoon (June to August ) and Winter (December to February) but you should not expect the great weather and Mountain view.
Besides the air travel between Kathmandu and Nepalgunj, the trip is accessible by bus/car as well. Highway in Nepal are safe, however sometime transport can be halted due to landslide, strike or by political unrest. Add a cushion of a few extra days in your onward travel schedule, advised as a margin of safety for your international flight from Nepal. We therefore advise that you schedule at least an extra day cushion in your itinerary to avoid conflicts with international flights out of Nepal. In that case, High Camp Adventure can arrange activities with your additional days in Kathmandu before your flight home.