Volunteer Society Nepal offers you the chance to enter the jungle and see some of the rarest and most endangered wildlife on earth. A Jungle Safari in Nepal can be a very exciting experience, coming face to face with tigers, rhinos, elephants, and more.
A jungle safari is a great way to relax after a trek and soak up a new environment. Visitors can stay inside the park and participate in organised jungle safari tours and activity programs such as elephant washing and feeding. In the jungle you can experience elephant riding safaris, bush walking, bird watching, canoeing, and cultural programs.
You can explore the jungle by foot with an experienced tracker, by elephant back, by dugout canoe or by jeep. A safari in Nepal is a fun filled package for all ages and interests. Take the opportunity to observe nature close-up, analyse the tracks and sounds of different animals, and discover the unique culture of Nepal’s Terai region.
Nepal has nine National Parks, four Wildlife Reserves and three Conservation Areas. About 15,000 square kilometres – almost 18 percent of the country – is protected. This is an amazing commitment to conservation. The Terai lowlands are defined by a belt of well-watered floodplains stretching from the Indian border northward to the first slopes of the Bhabhar and the Siwalik Range. This is the richest habitat in the country with tall grasslands interspersed with riverine and hardwood Sal Forest. Here one can see wildlife such as the swamp deer, musk deer, black buck, blue bull, the Royal Bengal Tiger, gharial and marsh mugger crocodile and the last of a breed of Asiatic wild buffalo. Parks and Reserves are also rich in bird species with a variety of babbles and orioles, koels and drongos, peacocks and floricans, and a multitude of wintering wildfowl.
The most popular parks to enjoy a jungle safari in are Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park. Chitwan National Park is also a world heritage site, making it a top choice for any Nepal tour itinerary.
Suggested activities on a Jungle Safari in Nepal:
- Village Tour: Visit a local village to learn about the culture, lifestyle and society of the people there.
- Elephant Safari: Visit the jungle by riding an elephant. An amazing opportunity to see different kinds of wild animals such as deer, rhinoceros, wild bore, monkey, leopard, sloth beer, Royal Bengal tiger and many more.
- Nature / Jungle Walk: Walk in and around the jungle watching birds and other small animals.
- Culture Dance: This dance is presented by local villagers and you are also welcome to participate.
- Canoeing / Boating : An excellent opportunity to watch birds and rare species of crocodiles such as the marsh mugger and the gharial.
- Informative Show: Presentation about wildlife lifestyle, activities and other information to prepare you for the jungle safari.
- Jeep Safari: Tour the jungle by jeep, visit lakes, or track tigers inside the jungle.
- Other Activities: Visit elephant breeding centre, park museums and more.
- Accommodation: Stay in a lodge, resort or camp during your safari holiday.