This Nepal Wildlife Photography Tour is aimed for all passionate wildlife photographers, either amateur or professional who loves to go deep inside the nature for the epic click of flora and fauna. Bardia National Park is undoubtedly the best managed protected area with the verity of endangered mammals, reptiles and is home to Royal Bengal Tiger, Asia's One Horned Rhinos and fish eating Ghariyals.
The Royal Bardiya Park was established in 1969 as a Royal Hunting Reserve. And in 1976 it was gazetted as the Karnali Wildlife Reserve. When this area was protected, about 1500 people of the Babai valley were resettled outside the park allowing the flora and fauna to thrive. In 1982 it was renamed as The Royal Bardia National Park, and in 1984 it was extended to its current size. The reserve was given the status of a National Park in 1988. It covers an area of 968 km2 (374 sq mi) which makes it a largest and most undisturbed wilderness area in Nepal's Terai, adjoining the eastern bank of the Karnali River. The park holds the reputation for its rich biodiversity and habitats, 53 species of mammals including the critically endangered one-horned rhinoceros and dolphin and the endangered Asiatic elephant and Royal Bengal tiger and over 400 species of birds, 121 species of fishes and an unknown diversity of mollusks and arthropods.
This tour combines the different flavour i.e. wildlife, landscape, culture and tradition which will certainly flourish your photography skills as well.
Day 1: Kathmandu Nepalgunj Fly (50 minutes) Arrival in Nepalgunj Airport and drive to Bardia (35km)
Day 2: Full day Bardia Jungle Safari and Photography Tour
Day 3: Full day Bardia Jungle Safari and Photography Tour
Day 4: Morning commence rafting at Karnali for Dolphin Photography. Later fly back to Kathmandu
Drive to Kathmandu Airport to board your onward flight to Nepalgunj (50 minutes). Upon arrival at Nepalgunj Airport transfer to Bardia (35kms). You will be welcomed with welcome drinks followed by a short briefing about your tour, until then we will allocate your room. Freshen up and have your delicious lunch. Later you will hike to nearby ethnic Tharu villages. Search for the best opportunity to shoot the culture and tradition of people in their home. Evening enjoy the slideshow or cultural programs followed by fresh organic dinner.
Early morning you will get a wake up call. After breakfast commence for Jungle Safari Trip starting with Elephant ride where you will get an ample opportunity to capture fauna in their natural habitat. Visit crocodile breeding center, Tharu cultural museum and hike inside the National Park with experienced Naturalist Guide. Dinner and overnight at resort in Bardia.
Start your day with fresh breakfast. Go for endangered Royal Bengal Tiger tracking and bird watching tour. You might get lucky enough to capture the rare shot of tiger. Later drive deep inside the National park for animal sighting. Dinner and overnight at resort in Bardia.
After breakfast visit Karnali river for slow water rafting. Get a change to photograph gigantic dolphin in the fresh water of Karnali. After lunch drive to Nepalgunj Airport and Fly back to Kathmandu.