Tiger Encounter Safari Tour

Tiger Encounter Safari Tour
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Nepal offers incredible opportunities for tiger safaris, allowing you to witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. A Tiger Safari Tour Bardia is an exhilarating wildlife adventure that allows you to explore the natural habitats of Royal Bengal Tigers and other fascinating creatures.

Nepal is a land of stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. It offers diverse experiences, from exploring the majestic Himalayas to ancient temples and vibrant wildlife. When it comes to tiger safaris, Nepal has some remarkable destinations where you can witness these magnificent creatures up close. Here are the most popular places for tiger safaris:

  1. Chitwan National Park: Located in the Terai region bordering the Himalayas, Chitwan National Park is a thriving habitat for tigers. Here, you can track tigers on foot, which is a rare opportunity. Alongside tigers, you may also encounter elephants, rhinos, crocodiles, and leopards. Expert local guides know precisely where to go for optimal chances of sightings. The diverse ecosystems of Chitwan, including jungle, sal forest, grasslands, and river systems, make it an ideal place for wildlife exploration.
  2. Bardia National Park: Another excellent destination for tiger safaris, Bardia National Park, also in the Terai region, offers a chance to track tigers and other wildlife on foot. The park’s rich biodiversity includes leopards, rhinos, and sloth bears. You can explore the dense jungle, grasslands, and riverbanks by jeep, boat, and canoe. Spending a night in a watchtower, with a spotlight trained on the jungle edges, adds to the thrill of spotting animals under cover of darkness.

Both Chitwan and Bardia national parks contribute to the survival of this beautiful but endangered big cat. So, while enjoying the excitement of tiger safaris, you’re also supporting conservation efforts. Remember, these elusive creatures are as adept at keeping a safe distance from you as your guides are at tracking them.

Here’s what you can expect from a tiger safari:

  1. Wildlife Exploration: Tiger safaris take you into the heart of national parks and reserves where tigers roam freely. You’ll have the chance to spot these majestic big cats in their natural environment.
  2. National Parks and Reserves: These tours typically occur in renowned tiger reserves across Nepal. Some popular destinations include Bardia National Park, Chitwan National Park, and more.
  3. Experienced Naturalists: Accompanied by knowledgeable guides and naturalists, you’ll learn about the local flora, fauna, and tiger behavior. They’ll enhance your safari experience by sharing insights and stories.
  4. Luxury Lodges and Hotels: You’ll stay at carefully selected premium wildlife lodges and hotels. These accommodations provide comfort while immersing you in the wilderness.
  5. Other Wildlife Sightings: Besides tigers, you may encounter other captivating animals like Indian LeopardsSnow LeopardsRed PandasAsian Elephants, and a variety of reptiles and bird species.
  6. Cultural Experiences: Some tours combine wildlife with cultural elements. For instance, you might visit iconic landmarks like the Kathmandu alongside your tiger safari.
  7. Conservation Focus: Responsible tour operators prioritize conservation efforts. They work to protect local ecosystems, support the local economy, and minimize harm to wildlife.

Remember, a tiger safari isn’t just about spotting tigers; it’s about connecting with nature, understanding ecosystems, and contributing to wildlife preservation.

Tiger Encounter Safari Highlights

  • Encounter Royal Bengal tigers and one-horned rhinoceroses
  • Serene jungle walk through the wilderness with countless numbers of deer
  • Adventurous Jeep safari to explore its natural wonders up close
  • Discover a haven for over 400 species of birds, a treat for bird lovers
  • Engage with Tharu’s customs, traditions, and way of life
  • Support sustainable tourism practices
  • 4 nights of luxury accommodation in Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge, Bardia
  • Healthy and hygienic continental food

Inspiration to travel to Bardia National Park

The world’s leading travel trade show, ITB Berlin awarded Bardia as the “Best Eco-Tourism Destination of Asia Pacific Region.” This award was in recognition of the initiatives for sustainable tourism and excellent conservation efforts.

The most recent mention is by Lonely Planet, a reputable and trusted guidebook that listed Bardia National Park as one of the best places to see the Bengal Tigers in their natural habitat. According to the article, there are only 3890 tigers living in the wild out of which, over 80 tigers live in Bardia alone.

The national park has been visited by dignitaries and celebrities as well, keeping Bardia in the limelight in the foreign press as well.

In 2010, actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio had travelled to Bardia as a Goodwill Ambassador of WWF.

Actress, multi-platinum recording artist Selena Gomez visited Nepal in May 2014 as a goodwill UNICEF ambassador, and visited Bardia National Park.

On 21 March 2016, Prince Henry of Wales visited the park and rafted from Gainda Machan to Baghura, and even spent time at Dalla Homestay too.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and Transfer to Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge, Bardia.
Day 02: Walk tour to the Bardia National Park with Animal Tracking. Overnight at Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge, Bardia
Day 03: Drive to Bardia National Park with Tiger Tracking. Overnight at Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge, Bardia
Day 04: A Full Day for Jeep Safari. Overnight at Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge, Bardia
Day 05: Drive Badia to Nepalgunj (2 h) and fly back to Kathmandu.

About Kathmandu Accommodation.

Dwarika’s Hotel, located in the Battisputali neighborhood of Kathmandu, Nepal, is a luxurious retreat inspired by the rich cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley. Here are some fascinating details about this remarkable hotel:

  1. Architectural Splendor: Dwarika’s Hotel is a collection of various traditional heritage Nepali houses that cluster around courtyards. These houses are reminiscent of the grandeur seen in Newari royal palaces. The hotel’s design pays homage to the architectural aesthetics of a unique civilization, preserving the essence of Newar culture and history.
  2. Artifacts from the 13th Century: The hotel boasts an extensive collection of artifacts dating back to the 13th century. These treasures provide a glimpse into Nepal’s rich past and add to the hotel’s allure. Imagine exploring corridors adorned with ancient relics and feeling connected to centuries of history.
  3. PATA Heritage Award Winner: Dwarika’s Hotel has received acclaim, including the prestigious Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Heritage Award. This recognition underscores its commitment to preserving and celebrating Nepal’s cultural legacy.
  4. Facilities and Amenities: The hotel offers an outdoor pool, ensuring a refreshing escape amidst the bustling city. Additionally, guests can indulge in culinary delights at the hotel’s four food and beverage outlets. Whether you’re savoring local cuisine at Krishnarpan, enjoying Japanese dishes at Mako’s, or relishing Continental fare at Toran, Dwarika’s Hotel promises a memorable dining experience. Don’t forget to explore the Fusion Bar for a selection of local and international drinks.
  5. Location: Situated near the Pashupatinath Temple, the hotel is just 500 meters away from this revered religious site. Kathmandu International Airport and the iconic Boudhanath Stupa are both within a 2-kilometer radius. If you’re in the mood for shopping, Durbar Marg Street is approximately 5 kilometers away .

For those seeking a blend of history, luxury, and cultural immersion, Dwarika’s Hotel in Kathmandu awaits—a sanctuary where the past and present harmoniously coexist

About Bardia Accommodation

Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge is a remarkable wilderness retreat nestled in Bardia National Park, far removed from the bustling chaos of Kathmandu. Let me share some details about this tranquil lodge:

  • Location: Situated in Bardia, Nepal, this lodge offers an opportunity to immerse oneself in nature and reconnect with the wild.
  • Wildlife Haven: Bardia provides the best tiger habitat in Nepal, making it your greatest chance to spot this elusive animal in its natural habitat.

Lodge Features

  • Intimate Setting: Karnali Lodge is an intimate retreat with ultra-personal service and expert wildlife guiding.
  • Natural Surroundings: The lodge is designed to create a calming, soothing escape, emphasizing the beauty of its natural surroundings.
  • Rooms: There are nine newly decorated Signature rooms, each with an adjoining bathroom, ensuring comfort and privacy. Additionally, there are seven Traditional rooms built using local materials and traditional methods.
  • Environmental Focus: The property places a strong emphasis on environmental practices. Rooms are adorned in soft natural colors and fabrics, and furnishings are locally sourced.
  • On-Site Farm: The lodge boasts an on-site farm that produces fresh organic produce.

Activities

  • Jeep Safari: Explore the jungle aboard restored iconic open-top Landrovers for a unique safari experience.
  • Sundowners: Witness Nepal’s famous sunsets with a cold drink in hand—a perfect way to end a day on safari.
  • River Safari: Float down the Karnali River, enjoying the tranquility and searching for aquatic wildlife.
  • Bird Watching: Nepal is a birdwatcher’s paradise, with an astounding 848 species identified across the country.
  • Local Community Immersion: Take a guided tour of local Tharu villages to immerse yourself in their culture.
  • Walking Safari: Experience safari in its purest form by joining naturalists on foot.

Rates (Per Person Per Night)

Signature Room : $450.00, Traditional Room: $390.00

  • Rates include all meals and accommodation but exclude safari activities, personal items, and national park fees. Children aged 0-3 years are complimentary, while those aged 4-11 receive a 50% discount on the above rates.

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