Bardia Jungle Safari Tour

5D - 4N
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  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Trip Style: Wildlife Tour
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Food: As Per Itinerary
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Lodge
  • Group Size: 2-12


  • Explore the most graceful animal Royal BengalTigers activities live
  • Real taste of jungle safari
  • Observe various wild animals and birds
  • Visit to Crocodile and Elephant Breeding Center.
  • Explore the unique Tharu Culture and traditions

About Bardia Jungle Safari Tour

Established in 1988 covering an area of 968 sq. km, Bardia National park is the largest and most undisturbed wilderness area in Nepal’s Terai with a beautiful and unspoiled wilderness of Sal forest, grassland, savannah and riverine forest. This park is bordered by the Karnali River in the west and Siwalik Hills on the north and bisected by Babai River in the Bardiya District.

An hour-long flight to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu and 3-4 hours drive from Nepalgunj to Thakudwara take you to Bardia National Park. Bardia National Park is least overrun by tourists in compare to Chitwan National Park giving the visitor excellent opportunities to spot endangered species of wildlife. Bardai Jungle Safari involves many activities like jungle walk, jungle trek, jeep safari, elephant safari and boating in Karnali River. These rides take you deeper into the wilderness of Bardia. The main highlight of Bardia is the Bengal Tiger. The larger grassland makes Bardia the perfect habitat for Bengal tiger. Spotting tigers and exploring tiger activities makes Jungle safari in Bardia National Park unique. Bardia is also the habitat of the wild Asian elephant, greater one-horned rhinoceros, blackbuck and antelopes and more than 250 species of birds. The renowned Karnali River flowing through the Bardia National Park is home to the rare marsh mugger crocodile, the Gangetic dolphin and the masher game fish. Bardia Jungle Safari is the best way to captures the sight of this beautiful wildlife of Nepal’s Terai.

The park is surrounded by idyllic villages and fields habited by an indigenous ethnic group named the Tharu who have their unique language, customs and tradition. There is the Tharu Cultural Museum just inside the main gates to the National park which displays various agricultural equipment and everyday clothing and kitchenware of Tharu people. You can go inside and get yourself acquaint with the lifestyle and culture of the indigenous Tharu people of Nepal. Elephant Breeding Center and Crocodile Breeding centre are important side trip of Bardia Jungle Safari.

The best time to visit Bardia National Park is from mid-September till mid-December and the start of February till the end of May. During these months day temperatures vary between 25 up to 37 degrees and animals will move to the river to drink which gives you better chances to spot them. From mid-December onwards till the end of January weather is more chilly and foggy weather. The monsoon starting from June till the end of August brings hot and sticky days and heavy rain; rising river levels which make access to the park difficult.


We fly from Kathmandu to Nepaljung. The flight to Nepalgunj take 1 hour and then you have to drive for 3-4 hours to reach Bardia. Upon arrival, you will meet our representative who will transfer you to the designated resort/lodge in our private vehicle. You can check in to the hotel and freshen up. After lunch,  we explore a nearby village. You will visit the temple area, and you will enter in a real typical Tharu house and witness the local lifestyle and tradition.

Dinner and night in Bardia lodge

After an early breakfast, you will enter on foot in the Bardia national park for our Jungl walk day tour with a nature guide. We will walk through the narrow trails deep inside the jungle. There are good possibilities to capture the sight one-horned rhino, wild Asian elephants or Bengal tiger among other animals and various species of insects and birds.

Dinner and night in lodge

After an early breakfast, we drive to Chisapani. Then we begin the floating safari on a raft. There are no big rapids on the river and this excursion offers good opportunities for magnificent landscapes and birdlife among other animals. Many wild animals come to riverbank to drink water. Thus,  riverbank is also one of the great places to spot wild birds and animals. Once in a while, we stop the raft for small walks in wildlife prone areas.

Picnic lunch

Dinner and night in  lodge

After an early breakfast, you will enter Bardia National Park for jeep or elephant safari. Elephants are very adapted to go inside the vegetation and give good possibilities to get close to rhinos. This is a good excursion to discover the geography of the park and the different ecosystems. Being on the jeep or elephant you can cover much more area of this beautiful unspoiled national park. In some areas, we can go down the Jeep for small walks.

After lunch, in the afternoon you will visit the elephant and crocodile breeding centre.

Dinner and night in a lodge with the Tharu dance.

After breakfast, Check out from the hotel and our private vehicle will drop you to Nepalgunj airport 2 hours prior to your departure time.

Cost Detail

  • Airport pick up and drop
  • All ground transportation or flight from Kathmandu to Bardia and vice versa
  • 2 night 3 days / 3 night 4 days / 4 night 5 days accommodation in Bardia ( 3 star category hotel) on twin sharing as mentioned in itinerary
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) as mentioned in itinerary
  • All program as mentioned in itinerary
  • Insurance of Nepalese staff (Guide and driver)
  • Guide fares
  • Government tax and VAT
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Any person expenditure on alcoholic drinks and beverages.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (to be covered by the client’s travel insurance)
  • Any extra Lunch and dinner incurred before or after the trip due to unseen conditions
  • Tips and Gratuities to the guide(s), and crew members (Tipping is expected)
  • Personal insurance and other personal expenses (phone call, battery recharge, and laundry)
  • Additional private transportation except what is mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the ‘Cost Includes’ section above.
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