Safaris in Nepal - 5 Best Park Safaris to Watch Wildlife

Ranging from the charisma of chilly mountains to the tranquillity of wildlife, Nepal presents the best variety of safaris. So, as you plan your trip to this beautiful country, make sure you witness the beauty of nature via the following safaris in Nepal. 

1. Chitwan National Park

Rhinos wandering around the park
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The Chitwan National Park, present at the Terai Lowlands of south-central Nepal, presents the best biodiversity in the country. Spanning over an area of 952.6 sq. Km it is the home to many rare species like one-horned rhinos and Royal Bengal tiger. The major attraction of this national park includes rhinos, tigers, and crocodiles. It was established in the year 1973 and is well known for celebrating the “zero poaching year” consecutively in the year 2016. In the year 1984, this park was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The number of rhinos at this National Park has increased to 600. If you are an avid fan of rhinos, this is the place that you should visit when you are travelling to Nepal.
Best Time to Visit Chitwan National Park: October to March
Fees for a Safari Experience: The cost for a safari trip is about 2000 NRs for a foreigner and is free of cost for children below 10 years.
Safari Timings: 13:00 PM To 17:00 PM.
Where to book tickets for Safari: You can book your tickets by phone (+977-9851137771) or online by email.

2.  Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

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Covering about 175 sq. Km. of wetlands, Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve comprises of major reed beds and freshwater marshes. It provides the best scenic view for a nature lover as it offers the best opportunity to experience the beauty of nature peacefully. Facilities like bird watching (which comprises of about 400 species of birds), the village/ jungle walk to witness the Tharus who are the early inhabitants of the village provide a traveller to see a unique way of living by them. This reserve also provides the wildlife rafting experience across the Koshi river to allow travellers to observe the waterbirds present in the area. Multiple safari packages are available for the people to see this peaceful wildlife reserve which includes 3-day and 4-day tour packages.
Best Time to Visit Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve: September to November.
Fees for a Safari Experience: 1500 NRs per person per entry and is free of cost for children below 10 years.
Safari Timings:  9 AM to 3 PM.
Where to book tickets for Safari: You can book your ticket for a Safari Trip online or by phone( +977 1-4256909).

3. Sagarmatha National Park

The Sagarmatha National Park
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If you want to have a close look at the animals that live in high altitudes and you are more of a trekking lover, then this place is for you. Most of the areas of the Sagarmatha National Park are dominated by the mighty snow-capped mountains all around which includes Mount Everest. Home to many endangered species including snow leopard, red panda, and musk deer, the iconic Sagarmatha National Park has been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Established in the year 1976, it spans over 1,148 sq. Km. And is home to the Sherpas.
Best time to visit Sagarmatha National Park: October and November.
Fees for an Experience: 3000 NRs per person per entry and is free of cost for children below 10 years.
 Safari Timings: The National Park is open for 24 hours.
Where to book tickets for Safari: You can book your ticket for a Safari Trip online or by phone(+977 986-0478133).

4. Bardia National Park

The iconic Bardia National Park
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The largest National Park in the country, the Royal Bardia National Park provides a peaceful and calm view of flora and fauna. The area covered by Bardia National Park is about 968 sq. Km. And hence, is recognised as the largest national park in the country. Providing services like white water rafting in  Karnali, the largest river in Nepal and a chance to meet the Tharu and Dangora people of southern Nepal, this place is also home to dominant unique species which include the one-horned rhinos, the royal Bengal tiger, and countless species. Most of the national park is covered with sal trees and forests, which makes this place a natural habitat for many animals as they can move freely. Make sure Bardia National Park is on your “Must Visit” list when you visit Nepal.
Best Time to Visit Bardia National Park: Mid September to Mid December.
Safari Fees: 1500 NRs per person per entry and is free of cost for children below 10 years.
Tip: It is recommended to visit this park during the daytime only.
Where to book tickets for Safari: Online bookings and phone(+977 84-402012).

5. Banke National Park

The Banke National Park
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It was established in the year 2010 after its recognition as “Gift to Earth” as it was built to conserve wildlife resources. It reflects the government’s commitment to preserving biodiversity. This park emphasises saving the endangered species within their natural flora and fauna, and it promotes eco-tourism. Non-biodegradable items are strictly prohibited in the region, and the entry is not permitted between the sunset and sunrise timings.
Best Time to Visit Banke National Park: October to April.
Safari Fees: 1500 NRs per person per entry and is free of cost for children below 10 years.
Tip: It is recommended to visit this park during the daytime only.
Where to book tickets for Safari: https://www.welcomenepal.com/plan-your-trip/park-entry-fees.html
Home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and multiple national parks, Nepal is the perfect place to visit when it comes to being amongst the nation’s fascinating and unique wildlife. The natural habitats provide an unforgettable experience to travellers at affordable rates. Do visit Nepal when you are planning to have a safari experience.

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