Jungle Safari in Nepal
A trip to Nepal is incomplete if you have not been on a jungle safari. While the mountains of the north have some of the highest and most magnificent peaks in the world, the tropical jungles of the Terai preserve some of the best wildlife habitat in the Subcontinent. Some of these rich wildlife habitats are now protected, and can be toured on elephant back, 4WD, dugout canoe or on foot accompanied by a licensed guide.
Nepal has 16 national parks, wildlife reserves and conservation areas, occupying 16% of its total geographical area. Jungle safaris on elephant back or Jeep rides are offered at the Parsa Wildlife Reserve, Royal Bardia National Park, Royal Chitwan National Park and the Royal Suklaphanta wildlife reserve, all located in the Terai.
Jungle safari is the adventurous journey that gives chance to the adventure seekers to explore the unexplored trails and un-spoilt natural horizons of the forests. In the jungle safari you can explore the national parks and wildlife sanctuaries as well as protective reserves. Along with the walking or hiking, you also have the option to explore the forest via a jeep or on an elephant or even on a horse drive to view wild animals in their natural habitat. Jungle safari is the best option to experience the nature’s wilderness and beauty.
Nepal is a haven to more than 30 species of large animals, 180 species of mammals and more than 800 species of the birds. In Nepal you find the rare wild animals like rhinoceros, tiger, crocodile, snow leopard, red panda, Himalayan black bear, striped hyena, sambar, chital, sloth bear, langur etc and birds like Danfee, peafowl, red jungle fowl, kingfishers, flycatchers etc. Jungle safari in Nepal gives you the opportunity to explore the various types of rare wild animals and birds as well as the various types of the flora and fauna. Jungle safari in Nepal provides the excellent view of the rare wildlife. During the Jungle safari you also enjoy other activities like canoeing, nature walks, bird watching, excursions, and visit to an ethnic village etc. The best and famous places for the jungle safari in Nepal are Chitwan National park, Bardia national park, Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve Sukla phanta wild life reserve etc.
By Anil Blon