Bardia National Park Nepal is the largest untouched wilderness in the Terai region of Nepal. The park protects 968 sq km of sal forest and whispering grassland, bordering the Geruwa and Karnali Rivers. The atmosphere is wonderfully tranquil and with the current slump in tourism, you may well have the whole place to yourself. There are estimated to be around 22 royal Bengal tigers and 100 one-horned rhinos at Bardia but these animals are elusive and sightings are rare. Other mammals in the park include grey langurs, rhesus macaques, leopards, civets, hyenas, sloth bears and barking, spotted, sambar and hog deer. Bardia also has more than 250 species of birds, including the endangered Bengal florican and sarus crane. Gharial and marsh mugger crocodiles and Gangetic dolphins are occasionally spotted on rafting and canoe trips along the Geruwa River.
Be warned that Maoist rebels are active on the fringes of the national park. Visitor numbers have plummeted since the start of the insurgency and most people visit on organized tours, which only run when the army and rebels are observing a ceasefire. Nepal is not only known for trekking in snow-capped Himalayas but also a exquisite Jungle Safari through the pristine National parks. The geography of Nepal is such that the northern side has Himalaya’s whereas the southern lowland commonly known as Terai is densely vegetated with tropical forests providing habitat to diverse variety of wildlife, flora and different native as well as migratory birds. Nepal has got some exotic Jungle Safari destination in the world. With 14 national parks and wildlife reserves in Nepal, Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park and Koshi Tappu Wildlife reserve are best known for the activity of Jungle Safari. Bardia national park tour provide habitat to different rare and endangered wild species which includes Royal Bengal Tiger, One horned Rhino, crocodile, four horned antelope, striped hyena, Gangetic Dolphin and many others with 550 species of birds. The activities of included in Jungle Safari are going deep into the jungle riding in elephant back viewing wildlife, ride canoe on the rivers embedded in the park to see crocodile and water birds in their natural habitat, nature walk, bird watching, village tour and cultural show. These parks are in the easily accessible via road or air both. Many adventurers also take rafting before heading for safari trip. This safari trip will be an extraordinary experience which you will remember your lifetime.