Nepal has eleven national parks, two wildlife reserves and six conservation areas. Most of the national parks are open for jungle safari tours where you can ride an elephant or take a jeep safari and head deep into the jungle to see Nepal’s diverse wild life closely.
This can be a delightful family activity as you can stay at a luxurious forest resort where you can relax by the poolside and then take a morning trip into the jungle and the marshes to see Nepal’s animals.
The jungles of Nepal have a variety of species but the rare ones are its Alligators, Royal Bengal tigers and the elusive One-horned Rhinos. You can also see Golden jackals, Fishing cats, jungle cats, Leopards, Indian civets, Spotted linsangs and Honey badgers. There are also a variety of bird species like the White-eyed Buzzard, Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Oriental Magpie, Jungle Myna, Bar-headed Goose, Asian-openbill Stork, Black-crested Bulbu, Lesser-adjutant Stork, Bengal Florican, Peafowl, Spotted Eagle, Swamp Fancolin, Egrets, Brahminy ducks, among hundreds of other rare and beautiful birds.
Jungle Safari in Nepal is not just about going deep into the Jungle but it’s about comprehending and observing the wild side of Nepal. Near the resort you can also see the crocodile breeding centre or the Elephant breeding centre. You can also join in the elephant bathing process as the elephants dip into the water and take a bath.
Jungle Safari will help develop a deep love and compassion for the animals in the forests. Nepal’s beautiful forests are well protected and are home to rare animals that have found refuge here. This is their natural habitat and you can see them wandering in the forests, an experience that cannot be replicated by visiting the zoo.