During this 15-day nature trip you will go on safari in the South of Nepal. Nepal has several nature parks and wildlife sanctuaries where you can visit wild animals.
During this fascinating safari in Nepal, you will visit several national parks in the South of Nepal. First you go to the Chitwan National Park. This national park is one of the most beautiful and famous wildlife parks of Asia. Literally translated, Chitwan means “in the heart of the jungle”. The park is located in the lowlands of the Terai, bordering India. The park has an area of 932 square kilometers. Because of the great diversity of flora and fauna, the park has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. There are as many as 50 different species of mammals and 450 different species of birds!
Afterwards you go to the beautiful and less known Bardia National Park. Even though this is the largest national park and nature reserve in Nepal, it is still one of Nepal’s best kept secrets. Because there are few visitors, you have very good chances to see endangered species such as the Bengal tiger. Bardia is also the habitat for the Asian elephant and the Indian rhino.
Both Chitwan and Bardia National Park are surrounded by idyllic villages inhabited by the Tharu people. The Tharu have a colourful culture, with their own traditions and customs.
On the way to the Sukla Phanta National Park, you stop to spot birds at the beautiful Ghodaghodi Lake. This lake is an important wetland site in western Nepal. The lake consists of several lakes and ponds and is the habitat of many birds!
You end your safari in Sukla Phanta Park. The park is named after the gigantic open grassland, which is called ‘Phanta’ in Nepali. This park consists of the largest grassland of Nepal and is home to the largest population of swamp deer in Nepal. There are also many other mammals, such as tigers, rhinos, crocodiles, wild elephants and migratory birds. To this day, this park has not yet been fully explored.
Your search for wild animals goes by jeep, by traditional boat, by raft and by jeep. Moreover, during your safaris in the park there will always be a local English-speaking nature guide and a park ranger.
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- The imposing rhinoceros and resting crocodiles along the river in Chitwan National Park
- Bird watching at the beautiful Ghodaghodi lake with its purple water lilies
- The largest herd of swamp deer in the world in the grasslands of the Sukla Phanta National Park