Bardia Jungle Safari Overview
Bardia Jungle Safari Tour is a 4-day Jungle Safari in Bardia National Park in Nepal. About 70% of the land of the Bardia National Park is covered with Sal jungle, and the remaining 30% is a mixture of grassland and savannah forest.
Bardia national park has more than thirty different mammals, over two hundred species of bird, and many snakes, lizards, and fish. 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, and Black Buck Antelope, Gangetic Dolphin, and Gharial Crocodile. Endangered birds include the Bengal Florican, the Silver-eared Mesia, and the Sarus Crane are also in Bardia.
The Bardia Jungle safari tour is for 4 days which includes a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalganj and return. However, if you have limited time, then we can also arrange the tour for 3-days, and if you have more days, then we also offer a 5-days tour to Bardia national park.
The Bardia National Park
Bardia National Park is the largest national park in the Terai region of Nepal with unspoiled large grasslands and forests, which are completely untouched by people. This park is a perfect example of demonstrating; how to take care of and respect all the aspects of Mother Nature. Bardia National Park is said to be similar to what Chitwan National Park used to be before the commercial development, which is nearly 30 years ago. The beauty of this park is that animals walk freely unhindered by the nearest human civilization.
Bardia National Park is a protected area established in 1988 as “Royal Bardia National Park”, which covers nearly 968 square kilometers and adjoins the eastern bank of the Karnali River bisected by the Babai River in the Bardia district. The northern limit of this park is divided by the crest of the Shivalik Hills, and the southern boundary is formed by the Nepalgunj to Surkhet highway. This protected area is near the Banke National Park, and together they both are considered to be the Tiger Conservation Unit extending toward 2,231 square kilometers.
Things you can do on Bardia Jungle Safari
Walking/hiking in Bardia Jungle Safari
Bardia National Park is famous for long and adventurous jungle walking. Many people do this jungle hiking to see tigers, wild rhinos, elephants, and other wildlife. You can do the jungle walk on this Bardia Jungle Tour, and if you need longer hiking, you need to stay for many days.
You can also ask the staff members for other activities that can be done along the jungle walk. Generally, visitors also like to join jeep safari during the jungle walk to enrich the experience by going deep into the forests.
Boating in Bardia Jungle Safari
Various rivers around Bardia National Park are famous for boating. This makes a perfect day trip where you will get to see the forests and landscape from a whole new perspective.
You will also see several animals carrying on their daily activities during the boating. Make sure you are with someone professional during the boating as there might be a high risk of crocodiles in the water.
Fishing in Bardia Jungle Safari
The rivers around Bardia National Park is full of several species of fishes, which makes it a perfect place for fishing. Fishing in Bardia National Park is another very popular activity that one can do. However, you have to take a permit before doing fishing, and all the fish must be returned to the river. You can also rent fishing equipment for fishing.
Bird Watching in Bardia Jungle Safari
Bardia National Park is home to hundreds of birds. No wonder why Bardia National Park is called a utopia for bird lovers. Birds like Francolins, Lesser Whistling Duck, Egrets, Warblers, Black Ibis, Hornbills, Kingfishers, and numerous others are found here.
You can hire a professional guide who is an expert in spotting birds you want to watch or just wander around the park, and you will get to see many of them. Make sure not to go too far from the park because the area outside of Bardia National Park is also dense forests with many dangerous animals.
Visit the Tharu Cultural Museum
There is a Tharu cultural museum just inside the main gates of the Bardia National Park. This museum will display the rich culture, tradition, history, language, dress, and assortments.
You will also get to see their agricultural equipment to their kitchenware. There is a small charge to get into this museum, and you can visit it if time permits you while you are on Bardia Jungle Safari Tour.
Visit Crocodile Breeding Center in Bardia Jungle Safari
If you are someone who likes to study crocodiles or are generally fascinated by crocodiles then you can visit the crocodile breeding center. You can enter this breeding center from both inside as well as outside of the park.
Make sure to ask around about the charges to enter the crocodile breeding center. If you want to see unique and rare gharial crocodiles then there is another separate block for them, however, to enter this part you need to buy tickets, which is a bit pricey.
Visit Elephant Breeding Center while on Bardia Jungle Safari
Bardia National Park has a small Elephant Breeding center in the south of the park. This breeding center is similar to Chitwan national park elephant breeding center.
You can see elephants of different ages in the center. Some elephants here are used for anti-poaching patrols, while others are here because of their injury and for breeding. This elephant breeding center remains open the entire day, however, there is a preferred time for visitors to visit this place.
Village walks & bicycling in Bardia Tour
You can rent a bicycle and go around the villages of Bardia National Park. South of Thakurdwara you can ride to the bridge and take a left to reach the several villages. You can also hire a guide who will show you around the villages. This will allow you to have insight into the daily life of the locals. You can do this tour if the time permits while on Bardia Jungle Safari Tour.
Elephant Safari in Bardia Jungle Safari Tour
The Bardia National Park offers several well-looked-after domestic elephants. These fearless, majestic animals provide the safest and easiest way to move around inside the park that calls Elephant Safari and the Elephant safari is one of the most popular jungle activities in the park.
Jeep Safari in Bardia Jungle Safari
Jeep safari is the best way to visit and explore the Bardia National Park and to see the wildlife, and it is a safe way to travel the park, and you will see many wildlife and wild animals in the park.