Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Nepal Jungle Safari Tour
In Nepal, wide range of the earth's topography and climate zones are found within its areas of 147,181 square kilometers including in it a wide range of ecosystem from tropical jungles of the Terai to the arctic conditions of Himalaya highlands. Nepal's rich bio-diversity renders it ideal eco-tourism destination.
Nepal has three geographical regions Mountains, Hills and Terai, the mountains are popular for worlds best trekking trail where small day hiking can be down in the hills similarly the The plain land of Nepal's offers the world best wildlife adventures. Visitors explore the rich wildlife habitats which are now protected, and can be tours on elephant back, 4 Wheel vehicles, and dugout canoes or on foot accompanied by a licensed guide.
Nepal has sixteen national parks, wildlife reserves and conservation areas, occupying 16% of its total geographical area. Jungle safaris on elephant back or Jeep rides are offered at the Parsa Wildlife Reserve, Royal Bardia National Park, Royal Chitwan National Park and the Royal Suklaphanta wildlife reserve.
Among the many National parks and wildlife Reserve the Chitwan National parks and Bardia are famous for Jungle safari and Koshi Tappu wild life reserve for the Bird watching tour. Chitwan National park is world famous park and easy to access from Kathmandu.
The Chitwan National Park offers a wilderness of rich ecosystem that includes mammals, bird’s reptiles and water animals of several kinds. It is little surprising therefore that this is one of the most popular and most frequented parts of the country. ..........
The Bardia National Park is the largest and most undisturbed protected area in the Tarai and is home to the endangered Royal Bengal tiger and Nepal’s famous one-horned rhinoceros. The national park located in the far western district of Bardia, is bordered by river Karnali in the west, the churia range in the north, while the river Babai flows right through the park. ..........
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve has carved a place for itself as a birdwatcher’s paradise. The reserve spreads over Saptari and Sunsari districts in East Nepal over the embankments of River Koshi. The reserve has been recognizing as a wetland site from 1987 was established mainly to preserve habitat for the remaining population of wild buffalo in Nepal. The region of Nepal experiences three distinct seasons. ..........
The Parsa Wildlife Reserve spreads over parts of Chitwan,Makawanpur, parsa and Bara districts. The vegetation is tropical and sub tropical mostly covered with Sal forests, while the hills are covered with chir pine. Khair, sisoo and silk cotton are found along water areas. The reserve provides good habitat for animals like wild elephant, tiger, leopard, sloth bear, gaur, blue bull and wild dog. ..........
Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve is located in the far-eastern lowland “Terai” of Nepal . The pristine sub-tropical jungle makes Shuklaphanta Nepal ’s second largest wildlife Reserve in Teral. The open grasslands and numerous waterholes of the park is a vast expanse of plain grasslands and Sal forests, while marsh vegetation is found along rivers and lakes. ..........
Last Update: 01 Jan, 2012