Jungle Safari

by Bijay

Jungle safari in Nepal is a ones in a life time experience for those travelling to Nepal. Almost 18 percent of the Nepal is protected area, that’s how high conservation figures in Nepal’s list of priorities. This equals to about 15,000 sq. km. and includes nine National Parks, four Wildlife Reserves and three Conservation Areas.

National Parks: Sagarmatha National Park, Bardiya National Park, Chitwan National Park, Rara National Park, Khaptad National Park, Makalu Barun National Park, Shey-Phoksundo National Park, Shivapuri National Park and Langtang National Park.

Wildlife Reserves: Koshi Tapu Wildlife Reserve, Parsa Wildlife Reserve, Shukla Phant Wildlife Reserve and Dhorpatan` Hunting Reserve.

Conservation Areas: Annapurna Conservation Area, Manaslu Conservation Area and Kanchenjunga Conservation Area.

The Terai: A Jungle Safari in Nepal is an exciting experience. You get to experience elephant back safaris, bush walking, bird watching, dugout canoeing as well as recreation activities and cultural programs. The jungles of the Terai are rich in wildlife like one horned rhinos, Royal Bengal tigers, gharials, marsh mugger crocodiles, black bucks and blue bulls, swamp deer, musk deer and wild buffaloes. You also get to see many species of birds including large varieties of babbles and orioles, peacocks and floricans, koels and drongos, and many wintering wildfowl.

Jungle Safari is increasingly popular among all types of tourists in Nepal. From those with the finances to experience the wilderness from the comfort of air-conditioned accommodations riding on elephant rides to those who are willing to take a more rugged path, there is packages for all. One big part of the jungle safari is the rides atop majestic elephants and the opportunity to interact with them at close quarters.

Jungle safari elephant baths are once in a life time experience. Don’t miss this experience to bathe with these gentle giants. There are many travel agencies who are able to arrange these jungle safari tours to the Terai region of Nepal. Whether riding the elephant or tracking the Bengal tiger at night, jungle safari is a great opportunity for any traveler to Nepal to experience some thing exotic, unique and once in a life time.