Jungle Safaris in Nepal

Jungle Safaris in Nepal can be a great adventure alone or customized to work with different activities such as trekking, rafting, or city tours. Let Zen Adventure be your guide to the sub-tropical jungles of southern Nepal. We offer jungle packages that include transportation, accommodation, and a variety of jungle activities including elephant ride, jeep safaris, bird watching, canoeing and nature walks. You might even have the thrill of catching a glimpse of the elusive Royal Bengal tiger. Nepal has some of the best national parks in Asia where rare wildlife can be observed in their own environments.

The warm subtropical Terai region of Nepal houses such animals as Royal Bengal tigers, rhinos, leopard’s wild elephants, sloth bears, monkeys, crocodiles, four kinds of deer and over 250 species of exotic birds. The Terai region is home to the Chitwan and Bardia national parks. These wildlife parks were established to protect these endangered animals and the environment they live in. They are the premier places in Asia to enjoy a true jungle experience. Our packages include everything from jungle activities to accommodations to transportation to and from the parks.

We also have trips to: Koshi Tappu Reserve in Eastern Nepal on the road to Tibet and Suklaphanta Reserve in the extreme south west of the Terai. Just use our ‘CONTACT’ page and we will take care of all details and get back in touch with you. So come join us on the ultimate Nepal Safari.

Some Jungle Safari Highlights:
  • Entrance to National Parks
  • Ox Cart riding
  • Elephant Back Safari
  • Jeep Drive inside park
  • Elephant Herd/Breeding Center visit
  • See wildlife in nature such as the ‘Horned Rhino’and Royal Bengal Tigers
  • Experience the unique traditions and culture of theTharu people
  • Boating or Canoeing Trip
  • Elephant Bath activities
  • Bird Watching
  • Nature Walk
  • Tharu Stick Dance or Cultural show
  • Flora and Fauna AV presentations
  • All Trips Include
All Safari Activities.
  • All Accommodations during Safari with Full board.
  • Experienced Government licensed safari guide.
  • National and Local taxes, Service charges (excluding tips), guide insurance and cost, National Park and conservation Area fees.
All Trips Exclude
  • Transportation to or from Kathmandu (by air or surface route).
  • Personal expenses, all drinks, phone use, laundry, etc.
  • Rescue/Travel Insurance, Trip cancellation fees, Medical emergencies, Loss/Theft/Damage to personal effects.
  • We suggest you take out travel insurance.
Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park has 6 premier jungle resorts scattered inside its boundaries. These secluded resorts are the perfect place to experience the true safari atmosphere of the Terai. All the jungle activities are just a step away and there's always a chance to spot wildlife. The resorts offer individual cottages with a private bath or well-appointed luxury tent-camps to stay in. You will be in the heart of the park surrounded by the soothing jungles of Nepal.

Accommodations outside the park are more budget oriented guest houses. If you are on a tight budget we can arrange reservations at one of the best lodges outside of the park and it is also includes the same jungle activities and transportation.

2 Day Chitwan Jungle Safari

Day 01: Arrival in Chitwan, meet and transfer to resort, our guest relations officer will brief about program Welcome drinks Lunch Elephant Back Safari Evening walk Dinner Tharu cultural show Overnight inside or outside of park option!

Day 02: Wake up Call (tea and coffee) Bird Watching/ Boat ride Breakfast Departure

3 Day Chitwan Jungle Safari Package

Day 01: Activities Arrival in Chitwan, meet and transfer to resort, our guest relations officer will brief about program Welcome drinks Lunch Evening walk for Tharu village visit Museum and sunset tour Dinner

Day 02: Activities

Wakeup call followed by tea/coffee Breakfast Canoeing and Jungle walk Visit Elephant breeding center Lunch Elephant Back Safari or Jungle Drive Evening walk Dinner and Tharu Cultural show.

Day 03: Activities Wakeup call followed by tea/coffee Bird Watching/ Boat ride Breakfast Departure

4 Day Chitwan Jungle Safari Package

Day 01: activities Arrival in Chitwan, meet and transfer to resort, our guest relations officer will brief about program.

Welcome drinks then lunch Elephant Back Safari or Jungle Drive Evening walk for Tharu village visit Museum and sunset tour Dinner.

Day 02: activities Wakeup call followed by tea/coffee Breakfast Canoeing and Jungle walk Evening walk Dinner and Tharu Cultural show

Day 03: activities Wakeup call followed by tea/coffee Breakfast Elephant bathing Jungle excursion tour Have a lunch and rest Visiting Twenty Thousand Lakes Dinner and discussion about wildlife

Day 04: activities Wakeup call followed by tea/coffee Bird Watching/ Boat ride Breakfast Departure

Bardia National Park

Bardia National Park is smaller than Chitwan but is home to the same exotic animal life and jungle environment of the Terai. Bardia is more isolated than Chitwan which is why it has fewer resorts and fewer visitors. But this also adds to the excitement of exploring this jungle. All resorts border the boundary of the park. The resorts are all lovely and offer Bardia National Park as their front yard.

There are a wide variety of jungle activities available in both parks. Elephant rides are the best way to explore the jungle and search for wildlife. Jeep safaris are also available for those who don't feel like riding an elephant. Others might enjoy a jungle walk with an experienced guide who can tell you all about the wildlife and vegetation that is unique to the Terai region. Canoeing on the Rapti or Narayani rivers is a great way to see the many different bird species, and there's always the rare chance that you can see the elusive freshwater Ganges River Dolphin that inhabit the rivers. All of these activities are included in your jungle package.

3 Day Bardia Jungle Safari Package

Day 01: Upon arrival at the bus stop or at the Nepalgunja airport meet our office representative and transfer to the resort.

  • Refreshment and brief about the program
  • Have a lunch and rest
  • Culture tour, visit Tharu village and park visitor center
  • Sunset view from the river bank. Dinner and slide show about flora-fauna

Day 02: Activities

  • Wake up call, tea-coffee drink and breakfast
  • Nature walk
  • Enjoy ox-cart ride or jeep drive to back to the resort
  • Have a lunch and rest
  • Encountering wildlife on elephant back safari or jeep drive
  • Dinner and Tharu culture dance show

Day 03:

  • Wake up call, tea-coffee drink
  • Bird watching tour
  • Have breakfast and packing
  • Transfer to the bus station or Nepalgunja airport for departure
4 Day Bardia Jungle Safari Package

Day 01: Upon arrival at the bus stop or at the Nepalgunja airport meet our office representative and transfer to the resort.

  • Refreshment and brief about the program
  • Have a lunch and rest
  • Culture tour, visit Tharu village and park visitor center
  • Sunset walk and view from the river bank
  • Dinner and slide show about flora and fauna

Day 02:

  • Wake up call, tea-coffee drink and breakfast
  • Nature walk
  • Enjoy ox-cart ride or jeep drive to back to the resort
  • Have a lunch and rest
  • Encountering wildlife on elephant back safari or jeep drive. Then dinner and culture show.

Day 03:

  • Wake up call, tea-coffee drink and breakfast
  • Jungle excursion tour
  • Have a lunch and rest
  • Visiting wildlife sanctuary
  • Dinner and discussion about wildlife

Day 04:

  • Wake up call, tea-coffee drink
  • Bird watching tour
  • Have breakfast and packing
  • Transfer to the bus station or Nepalgunja airport for departure
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

Established in 1976, Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is 175 square kilometres of wildlife refuge and wetlands habitat. It is located in Eastern Nepal and can be accessed from the Mahindra Highway. It comprises extensive mudflats, reed beds, and freshwater marshes in the floodplain of the Sapta Kosi River, and ranges in altitude from 75 to 81 m (246 to 266 ft.). It was established in 1976 and designated as a Ramsar site in December 1987. In additional to wildlife, the Reserve also protects a substantial part of the Sapta Koshi, (a tributary of the Ganges River) flood plain. In 1987, it was declared a Ramsar site. The reserve is also home to the water buffalo (called arna), deer, nilgai, mugger crocodile, Ganges River Dolphin (also called the Gangetic Dolphin), and over 280 species of birds.

3 Day Koshi Tappu Wildlife Safari

Day 01: Upon arrival at the bus stop or at the Biratnagar airport our office representative will meet you and transfer you to the resort.

  • Refreshment and brief about the program
  • Have a lunch and rest
  • Birding in the near by surroundings of the park
  • Sunset walk and view from the river bank
  • Dinner and slide show about flora-fauna

Day 02: Activities

  • Wake up call, refresh drinking tea or coffee
  • Morning nature walks within near surrounding area
Breakfast
  • Boating on the Sapta Koshi River with a naturalist to observe water birds, water buffaloes, dolphins and various water habitats.
  • Disembark by the bank of the river and have picnic lunch
  • Short drive to the Koshi Barrage to view some bird-life and fresh water Dolphins
  • Late afternoon return to the camp
Dinner

Day 03: Activities

  • Wake up call, refresh drinking tea or coffee
  • More bird watching around
  • Have breakfast and pack
  • Transfer to Biratnagar airport and fly to Kathmandu
Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve

Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve lies in the extreme south west of the Terai and covers an area of 305 sq. km (including extension area) and ranges in altitude from 90-270 m. The vegetation cover within the reserve has been estimated as approximately two-third forest and one-third grassland. Of these, the Suklaphanta grassland is probably the largest patch of grassland of Nepal, occupying an area of 54 sq km. Twenty-six species of mammal have been recorded here, including a population of 1,710-2,250 swamp deer. The reserve also holds Nepal’s largest breeding population of Bengal Floricans and Hispid Hare.

The great majority of the land, particularly in the hills, remains unvisited and therefore undisturbed. This is ideal for wildlife, and also preserves an element of mystery for humans; because large areas are still unexplored, our knowledge of what birds and animals the park contains is by no means final and there is always the possibility of naturalists making new discoveries.

Day 01: Refreshment and brief about the program Have a lunch and rest. Next a Culture tour, visit the Tharu village and park Visitor Center. Sunset walk and view from the river bank. Dinner and slide show about flora-fauna

3 Day package to Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve

Day 01: Upon arrival at the bus stop (or at Mahendranagar) airport our office representative will meet you and transfer you to the resort.

  • Refreshing, brief about the program
  • Have a lunch and rest
  • Culture tour, visit Tharu village and park visitor center
  • Sunset walk and view from the river bank
  • Dinner and slide show about flora-fauna

Day 02: Activities

  • Wake up call, tea/coffee and breakfast
  • Nature walk
  • Enjoy ox-cart ride or jeep drive to back to the resort
  • Have a lunch and rest
  • Encounter wildlife on elephant-back safari or jeep drive
  • Dinner and Tharu culture dance show

Day 03: Activities

  • Wake up call, tea-coffee drink
  • Bird watching tour
  • Have breakfast and packing
  • Transfer to the bus station or Mahendranagar airport for departure
4 Days to Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve

Day 01: Upon arrival at the bus stop or at Mahendranagar airport meet our office representative and transfer to the resort.

Day 02: Activities

  • Wake up call, tea-coffee drink and breakfast
  • Nature walk
  • Enjoy ox-cart ride or jeep drive to back to the resort
  • Have a lunch and rest
  • Encountering wildlife on elephant back safari or jeep drive
  • Dinner and Tharu culture dance show

Day 03: Activities

  • Wake up call, tea/coffee and breakfast
  • Jungle excursion tour
  • Have a lunch and rest
  • Visiting wildlife sanctuary
  • Dinner and discussion about wildlife

Day 04: Activities

  • Wake up call, tea or coffee
  • Bird watching tour
  • Have breakfast and packing
  • Transfer to the bus station or Mahendranagar airport for departure

PLEASE SEE WHAT IS INCLUDED AND EXCLUDED IN ALL SAFARIS AT THE START OF THIS PAGE

NAMASTE!