While the high Himalayan mountains make up Nepal’s northern region, much of the southern lowland, known as ‘Terai’, is covered with dense tropical jungle teeming with diverse wildlife and exotic birds. Here you will find some of the most exciting safari destinations in the world.
Gurkha Encounters offers Chitwan Jungle Safaris and Wildlife Tours that venture deep into the jungle riding either on the back of an elephant or in a four-wheel drive vehicle to view wild animals in their natural habitat, participate in bird-watching safaris or safari photo-shoots. All safaris are accompanied by experienced and knowledgeable safari park guides.
Family Safaris can also be the focus of your holiday or can be an interesting extension to your trekking holiday. We can also arrange canoe rides on the jungle rivers, nature walks, bird watching excursions or village tours. Among the fourteen national parks and wildlife reserves in Nepal, the Royal Chitwan National park (932sq.km) is the most popular safari destination. More than 43 species of animals are found here including the endangered one-horned rhino, Royal Bengal tiger, Ghariyal crocodile, four-horned antelope, striped hyena and the Gangetic dolphin. Royal Chitwan National Park is also easily accessible, being conveniently situated close to Kathmandu (only 165km overland), and Bharatpur Airport, adjoining the Park, is a mere 25 minutes flight away. Many adventurers even choose to travel into the park by raft. However, your participation in a jungle safari is an experience you will remember for a long time. Gurkha Encounters’ jungle safari trips include all land transportation, a choice of accommodation (camping or staying in lodges), inside or outside of the National Park, three meals a day while in the Park and various jungle activities including.
A two day programme
Arrival at Chitra-sari bus station or Bharatpur domestic airport where the lodge staff will receive you and then escort you to the lodge.
On arrival at the Maruni sanctuary lodge you will have refreshment, receive a briefing and then check into your cottage after which you will have lunch. After lunch you could then go for a walk through the Tharu village take a bull cart ride and a canoe ride followed by more refreshments and then have dinner and watch the Tharu tribal cultural dance. You can also sit by the river and watch the sunset over the distant hills.
After a wake-up call with tea and biscuits you will participate in a early morning elephant safari into the jungle to see the animals as they start to wake up and feed
Breakfast (price per person in single occupancy: us$ 129.00)
Departure (price per person in double occupancy; us$ 89.00)
Price Per Person : US$ 189.00 based on twin/double share
Single Supplement: 50% of the price
A three day programme
Arrival at Chitra-sari bus station or Bharatpur domestic airport where the lodge staff will receive you and then escort you to the lodge. After arrival at the lodge in Chitwan you’ll take refreshment and then receive a briefing and check into your cottage. After lunch you’ll walk to the Tharu village or by bull a cart ride followed by a canoe ride. More refreshments and then have a relax where you’ll be entertained with a Tharu tribal cultural dance
After a wake-up call with tea and biscuits you’ll participate in an elephant safari followed by breakfast, then a jungle walk and bird watching safari, lunch, a bull-cart ride to visit the elephant breeding center followed by a canoe ride and crocodile breeding centre
After a wake-up call with tea and biscuits you’ll have the chance of another elephant safari and then breakfast.
A four day programme
Arrival at Chitra-sari bus station or Bharatpur domestic airport.The lodge staff will receive you and then escort you to the lodge. After your arrival at your lodge in Chitwan you’ll have refreshment, a briefing and then check into your cottage. After lunch you’ll participate in a Tharu village walk or bull cart ride followed by canoe ride. Mid afternoon you’ll have refreshments followed by a relaxing dinner and Tharu tribal cultural dance performance. During the evening you’ll have the opportunity to sit and watch the sunset across the the river and tree tops of the jungle.
After your wake-up call with tea & biscuits you’ll take an early morning elephant safari into the jungle followed by breakfast. After breakfast you enjoy a jungle walk and bird watching. Returning to the lodge for lunch then a bull-cart ride to the elephant breeding center and a canoe ride and visit to the crocodile centre.
Another early morning wake-up call with tea and biscuits and another chance to see the animals from a elephant safari. After breakfast there is the opportunity for a bicycle ride through the tribal village. Then lunch followed by a jeep safari in Bees Hajari Taal
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