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Wildlife Safari in Nepal

Jungel SafariNepal is a country of exceptional biodiversity and a beautiful natural environment. The tropical jungles of the Terai preserve some of the best wildlife habitat in the subcontinent. Nepal has 16 national parks, wildlife reserves and conservation areas, occupying 16 percent of its total geographical area.

For those who wish to experience the natural environment at its best there is no better place to visit than Nepal. The outdoor adventure sports into the wilderness to see wild animals, birds and natural beauty. You ride on an elephant's back or on a four wheeler jeep accompanied by a fully trained guide (also known as expert Naturalists) for the love of nature and animals. In Nepal, Chitwan and Bardia are two hot dishes on the menu. Pick Chitwan as this is Nepal's most popular National Park offering excellent opportunity to see Royal Bengal Tigers, One horned Rhino, crocodile and thrilling wilderness experience into its deep and thick jungle. Pick Bardia also, as this is another National Park, which offers excellent jungle safari. Here too you can ride on an elephant or a take four wheel to discover some of Nepal's unspoiled natural habitats.

Most jungle safari consists of canoe rides on the jungle rivers, nature walks, birds watching excursions and quick tours around the villages to discover unique culture and traditions of the local village people. There are also scheduled cultural-musical programs performed by the villages, which are also in the Jungle Safari itinerary.

Jungle Safari Seasons

Jungle safari in Nepal is best enjoyed from October to May as the chances of seeing fauna is high in this period when there are no rains. As the period passes from winter to summer, different set animals and birds are seen during different months.

Chitwan and Bardia are Rs. 500 per day per person.
ACAP & MANASLU - Rs. 2000 per entry per person (covers duration of one stay).
Other national parks in the Himalayan region - Rs. 1000 per entry per person.
Other national parks in the Terai - Rs. 500 per entry per person.
No fees are charged for using a camera or video camera within the parks except if you are making a documentary or feature film.

Jungle Safari Checklists

Binoculars, Camera with Extra Batteries & Film
Neutral-colored Clothing
Light Clothing for day time with a Sweater and Warm Jacket for the evenings
Pants/ Trousers
Comfortable Walking Shoes
Insect Repellent and Personal Medicines
Gloves or Mittens
Sweater, Woollen Shirt or Acrylic-pile Jacket
Hats, one with a brim for sun; one woollen for cold weather
Sunglasses or Goggles
Socks -- two or three pairs, thick wool or artificial fiber
Pocket Knife
Slippers or Sandals for campsite wear
Animals Check-list Blank Notebook & Pens An Altimeter & Compass are interesting additions