Highlights

  • Best place in Nepal for seeing the Royal Bengal Tiger
  • Enjoy Elephant safari and witness exotic animals and birds in the Bardia National Park
  • Enjoy bird watching, jeep safari, canoeing, etc inside the park 
  • Enjoy Tharu cultural programs and village excursion 
  • A scenic bus ride or flight from Kathmandu to Bardia and back
  • Optional Rafting on the Karnali river

About Bardia Jungle Safari Tour

Bardia Jungle Safari Tour leads you on an exploration of Bardia National Park. Lying in a conservation area in mid-western Nepal near the Karnali River, the national park is without a doubt one of the best places to see wildlife in Nepal. Spend 4 days in the wilderness of Tarai's tropical forests - a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life.  Sublime Trails has designed the package to let you explore everything Bardia National Park offers with additional fun-filled activities. 

Bardia National Park is one of the major protected areas of the Terai region. The jungle offers various species of flora and fauna.  It is home of more than thirty mammals, two hundred bird species and various reptile species. Forest, grassland, and savanna, all bounded by the rivers make every moment a surprise. The park also offers an amazing view of the foothills of the Himalayas, Siwalik range. This park is considered to be the best place to spot wild elephants and especially the Royal Bengal Tiger in Nepal. Get the best of both worlds with both an elephant and Jeep Safari. Safaris are opportunities to witness wildlife in their natural habitat. Some rare animals such as one-horned rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger, swamp deer, and more can be seen during the safari. For some, the most impressive part of the Bardia Jungle Safari Tour is the bird-watching aspect. There are literally hundreds of bird species in the park, each having its own unique color and sound. The park is a world-class place for wildlife viewing.

Apart from wildlife exploration, you can enjoy many exciting activities during your Bardia National Park tour. The canoeing ride is the most interesting thing to do, during which you will be floating on the Karnali River, surrounded by the jungles. You also have an alternative option of rafting. During the safari, we will have a picnic for lunch. 

Bardia Jungle Safari Tour is also a great way to explore the cultures, traditions, and lifestyles of indigenous Tharu people. You can explore the villages while strolling around in the evening. Tharu dance is performed in the resorts you stay in. The unique and interesting culture and tradition of Tharu people make your trip unforgettable. 

 

Flora and Fauna

Bardia National Park is rich in flora and fauna. 70% of the park is covered with forest where we can find 839 different species of plants. The remaining part is grassland, savannah, and riverine forest. In the dense forest of the park, there are 642 faunal species. Some of them are endangered and rare species such as one-horned rhino, Bengali tiger, swamp deer, Gangetic dolphin, etc. Bardia National Park is considered to be the best place to observe tigers in Nepal. You can observe these exotic animals and birds during the jungle safari. View towers are also built in the park to observe them from the without risking yourself getting attacked by these animals. 
 

Bird Watching

Bardia National Park is an amazing place for bird watching. It is a home to 407 different species of Birds. The grassland of the park is dominated by birds such as Lesser florican and Sarus crane, Grey-crowned Prinia, jungle Prinia, pale-footed bush warbler, aberrant bush warbler, striated grassbird, golden-headed cisticola, chestnut-capped babble, and countless others. Also, more exotic birds like the Bengal florican, white-rumped vulture, peafowl, and bar-headed geese are abundant in the park. Morning is the best time for bird watching when they come out of their nests searching for the foods. 
 

Jungle Safari 

Jungle Safari is the main event of your Bardia Jungle Safari Tour. You can basically do jungle safari in 3 ways in Bardia: walking, elephant riding and jeep safari. You can walk around the jungle with your nature guide who will guide you through the jungle and provide you with all the information you need regarding the flora and fauna of the jungle. Elephant safari is about riding in the back of the Elephant and strolling around the park. You can witness some exotic animals such as wild elephants, tigers, swamp deers, Gangetic dolphins, etc during the jungle safari. The last option is riding on the jeep and drive around the park to witness those exotic birds and animals and landscapes. 
 

Cultural Exploration

Bardia Jungle Safari Tour is a great opportunity to explore the tradition, culture, and lifestyle of indigenous Tharu communities who reside in that area. Tharu people have a unique culture, traditions, beliefs, and language. You can visit the villages in ox-carts, interact with local people, try their local dishes during your Bardia tour. There will be a Tharu cultural dance show as well in the resort you’ll be staying in. During 4 days of your Badia Jungle Safari Tour, you will learn in-depth about their culture and lifestyle which is fascinating to observe. 
 

Fun Activities

Bardia National Park offers many fun-filled activities. Apart from Jungle Safari, you can enjoy canoeing in the Karnali River. The river flows in the mids of the jungles providing the heavenly view of the surrounding landscapes. While canoeing you might witness crocodiles in the river and exotic birds in the jungle. Optional rafting on the Karnali River is also available. During lunchtime, you will have your packed picnic lunch in between the activities. 

Itinerary

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Our Bardia tour journey starts with the drive or flight from Kathmandu to Bardia. If you choose to have a flight, you will have an hour of flight to Nepalgunj. During the flight, you can enjoy the thrilling view of the jungles, rivers, and foothills covered in the lush forest from the plane. From Nepalgunj, you will have 3 hours of ride to get to Nepalgunj through the highway in between the jungle. It takes about 13 hours to reach Bardia from Kathmandu. So, if you chose to go there from the roadway, you will have to start your journey early in the morning. 

When you reach Bardia, you will check into a hotel and take a rest. Later in the evening, you can set out to explore the Tharu village. You can have ox-cart riding while enjoying the amazing view of the surrounding. 

After having breakfast in the morning, you will start the exploration of Bardia National park. You can walk around the jungle with your nature guide. S/He will guide you throughout the journey and provide you with all the information regarding floras and faunas. You will also have elephant Safar or Jeep safari in the National Park. During the safari, you can expect to witness animals such as one-horned rhino, wild elephants, tigers, and many other wild animals. During lunchtime, you can enjoy the picnic lunch in the serene environment of the jungle. Later, you can visit the crocodile breeding center and the Tharu museum. You can enjoy the broad view of the jungle and animals from the view towers.

The third day of your Bardia Jungle safari tour will be filled with different fun activities. You will go to the jungle early in the morning for birdwatching. You will then drive to Karnali Bridge and start the canoeing in Karnali River. During the canoe ride, you might encounter crocodiles and expect to see some exotic birds. You will enjoy the picnic lunch in the afternoon. You can also enjoy rafting in the Karnali river but that is optional. Later in the evening, you get back to the hotel. You will enjoy the Tharu cultural dance after dinner in the evening.

Having breakfast early in the morning, you will leave Bardia and return back to Kathmandu. If you choose to come back with the flight, you will have to drive to Nepalgunj and catch the flight to Kathmandu. You will get more time to spend in Bardia depending on your flight schedule. However, if you are returning back via roadways, you will have to start your journey early in the morning. When you come back to Kathmandu, you will check into a hotel and take rest. If you feel like, you can explore the streets of Thamel, buy souvenirs and handicrafts, etc.

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What's included

  • Meals: 
    3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • Accommodation: 
    3-Star accommodation in Bardia for 3 days
  • Transportation:   
    All land transportation with pickups and drops
  • Guides and Porters:
    A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide
  • Entry Fees and Permits:
    All the entrance fees for the national park, monuments, and museum
    Government fee, royalty, taxes & surcharges
  • Personal shopping and tips
  • Accommodation upgraded fees (if you want to upgrade the hotel)

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FAQs

No, Bardia National Park remains open all the week. 

Yes, the safari region is safe except for some potential risks associated with the adventure. Our trip operators will always make sure that you are safe. We recommend you do some research regarding the park. If you feel unsafe you can always cancel the trip. 

 

No, your accommodation will be outside the safari region. 

Customer Reviews

  • Best tour for animal lovers

    - James Stubbs, Australia

    I have been in love with animals since I was a child and the kid inside me was screaming with joy when I got to spend those awesome time at Bardia National Park. While my stay in Nepal last time, I went to Chitwan National Park, it was awesome but Bardia has captivated me. Sublime Trails also played a major role to make this a fun trip. If it wasn't for them, I would be all lost and I wouldn't even know what Bardia was. They took care of everything from hotels to documents to anything that I needed help in. They always were polite and had a charm on their face. Thanks Buddies!!