Bardia Jungle safari tour is one of the most popular jungle safari tour in Nepal. The Bardia National park is located in the mid far western Terai region of Nepal, the Park covers 968 sq. km and 585 km a way from Kathmandu. The park is the largest and most undisturbed expanse of wilderness in southern Nepal. Although the largest park it is least explored by foreign tourists cause of being quite far from Central Nepal.
About the 70% land of the Bardia National park is covered with Sal jungle and the remaining 30% is a mixture of grassland and savannah forest. The park headquarter is situated at Thakurdwara and is surrounded by idyllic villages and fields inhabited by an indigenous ethnic group, the Tharu.
Bardia National park became a conservation area in 1976 and then attained National park status in 1988 AD, Presently, a plan is being considered to further expand the park both north and eastwards. Conservation is a strong theme within Bardia; the park as well providing a home habitat for many species also provides an ideal environment for the study of wildlife in Nepal.
More than thirty different mammals, over two hundred species of bird and many snakes, lizards and fish have been recorded within the National park. Both resident and migratory birds can be found within the park boundaries.
As well as the numerous more common animals and birds the Bardia National Park is home to 19 of Nepal’s 39 legally protected species which include the One-horned Rhinoceros, wild Asian Elephant, Bengali Tiger, Swamp Deer, Black Buck Antelope, Gangetic Dolphin and Gharial Crocodile. Endangered birds include the Bengal Florican, the Silver-eared Mesia and the Sarus Crane.
In fact the WWF indicated the Bardia National Park as playing a major role in the survival of the world tiger population. As a result, it is not surprising to find that Bardia provides the best opportunity to view the Bengal Tiger in Nepal.
How to Get Bardia National park
By air flight
There are regular flights from Kathmandu and Nepalgunj (nearest airport) from the Bardia National park and this is the best way to reach Bardia park for the Safari, Upon arrival at Nepalgunj airport, our representative receive you and transfer you by private vehicle/jeep to the park which is very scenic drive to the Bardia.
You can reach Bardia National park by road from any part of Nepal as well. From whichever direction you approach, Ambassa is the easier turning-off point. By private vehicle, from Kathmandu or Pokhara, takes 12 to 14 hours. From Chitwan National Park allow 8 to 9 hours.
Escape Nepal Holidays offers 3 nights 4 days jungle safari tour in Bardia, from our experience that the 3 nights 4 days package is the best suited as it is quite far from other tourist destination and we propose to take at least 4 days package for the Jungle safari in Bardia National park.
You take flight from Kathmandu to Nepalganj and drive to Bardia, spend 3 nights in Bardia National park and do many jungle activities then drive back to Nepalganj to take return flight to Kathmandu.
If you have more or less time to explore the Bardia then you can even do the 3 days or more than 4 days safari tour in Bardia as well so, contact us with your need for the tailor-made programs in Bardia.