Jungle safari is one of the listed natural adventures in Nepal. Nepal is also known as the biggest location of forest in the world maximum part of Nepali land covered by the dark and deep forest. This type of forest gives a birth of Jungle Safari in Nepal. Nepal is a landlocked country and geographic location is in unbalance condition. Here are different kinds of forest We found. Large and small both sizes of forests are available in Nepal. Jungle safari is one of the most interesting natural tours for the visitors in Nepal. Many tourists and local people are crazy about it.
Chitwan is the famous place for the jungle safari among the majority of the visitors. It is situated 162 km south of Kathmandu in the lowlands of the inner Terai. It covers an area of 937 sq. km. This is the last remaining home in Nepal for the Asian One-horned Rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger, leopard, varieties of deer, sloth bear, Rhesus monkey, Wild boar, Jackals, civets, mongooses, cats and snakes. The rivers and lakes are home to Crocodiles and the extraordinary Gangetic dolphins. Chitwan is also a Bird-watchers delight with more than four hundred migrant and local species birds recorded. There are Cormorants, Herons, Egrets, Storks, Cranes, Ducks, Woodpeckers, Hawks, Osprey, Falcons, Kestrel, Parakeets, Ibis, Kites, Ckoos, Kingfishers, Swallows, Orioles, Drongos, Babblers and many others.
Chitwan National Park is the famous spot for Jungle Safari in Nepal.
Bardia is Nepal’s second most popular National parks offering excellent jungle safari. Ride on an elephant’s back or on four wheeler will lead you to a path where you can discover some rare natural habitats. It is situated in the mid far western Terai on the eastern banks of the Karnali River with an area of 968 sq. km. It is thickly forested by Sal trees, grasslands, savannah and many more forests. Animal like the Rhinoceros, wild elephant, tiger, swamp deer, black duck, Gharial crocodile and gigantic dolphin, Bengal florican, lesser florican, silvered media Sarus cranes are some of the endanger birds found in the park. More than 200 species of resident and migratory birds are found thriving in the wilderness of the Park.
Koshi Tappu is considered as the major attraction of the safari. Located in Saptari and Sunsari districts in eastern Nepal, the Koshi Tappu Safari covers the vast expanse Koshi River with its blue waters and lush jungle areas on both sides. The forest is the homeland of wild buffaloes, hog deer, wild boar, spotted deer, bluebell and jackals. The vegetation of this area is mainly tall Khar-pater grassland with a few patches of Khair-sissoo scrub forest and deciduous mixed river line jungle. We can explore the forest of Koshi Tappu safari riding on elephant back. During the Koshi Tappu Safari at dusk and dawn time you will see many varieties of birds and animals sitting along the river. The best place to watch the bird species is the Barrage, downstream of the river.
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve offers various species of Birds in one spot.
Sukhlapanta Jungle Safari is among the most popular and rewarding safari in Nepal. It is entitled as the second largest wildlife reserve of Nepal with extension over 305 sq. km area. The extensive open grassland and wetlands of the shelter some of the endangered and threatened animals including Hispanic Hare, pygmy Hog, and swamp deer. The wide range of faunal species of the reserve includes 28 species of fish, 12 species of reptile and amphibian, 46 mammal species 423 species of bird. The reserve offers exploring the wildlife hidden within its natural extension. Some of it includes Mahseer fish, bear, elephant, Mugger crocodile, Indian rock python, Indian cobra, Bengal tiger, Indian leopard and many among others. It can be the ideal place to enjoy bird watching. The ranges of birds that can be witnessed include Swamp francolin, Jerdon’s Bushchat, Jerdon’s Babbler, Dusky eagle, Owl, White napped woodpecker and others.