About Our Wildlife Tours
General information on our Nepal wildlife tours
Our wildlife tours are based at unique lodges in Nepal's lowland National Parks and Wildlife Reserves, permitting you to visit on dates of your choice regardless of the number of travelers. Most lodges are closed during the Monsoon (June-September). The majority of people booking our trips opt for the wildlife extensions, so chances are at least some of the people on your trek/ tour will also be with you on your wildlife extension. There lodges will have guests other than those you are traveling with. On the wildlife activities your will be in small groups of four to eight.
The lodges are staffed by resident naturalists and shikaris (native guides), who will enhance your wildlife experience with their knowledge of flora & fauna.
Food is served buffet style in the dining hall of the lodge or camp. Authentic local cuisine as well as Western style dishes are featured.
The features of the lodges in each National Park -- location, accommodations, quality of guides and services, wildlife activities offered -- vary considerably. Likewise, there is indeed quite a price range between the different lodges, partly due to the competitive discounts we are able to offer on the published tariff advertised on the web sites. If you would like advice in choosing a lodge, we'll be glad to help. Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or even simpler, fill out and submit a trip inquiry form.
If you have the time, an additional night is well worth it, usually offering a jeep drive through the forests and grasslands -- a novel option to explore the jungle usually not included in the standard three day tour. Let us know if you are a wildlife enthusiast and would like an extended stay.
The trip cost quoted is the cost per person to join our fixed-date departure groups, and includes:
Not included in the cost are:
Visitors to any of Nepal's National Parks and Wildlife Reserves must pay an entry fee. Our discounted tour prices are inclusive of the entry fee, as are the prices we quote for extending your stay.
We do not provide insurance; participants must be covered with a comprehensive travel insurance policy that includes emergency evacuation. We cannot be held responsible for any changes in the itineraries, flights, or accommodations from causes beyond our control, including but not limited to natural, technical, and political factors. While we will do our utmost to make your journey safe and comfortable, you travel at your own risk at all times. You will be asked to sign an assumption and release of risk form at the pre-departure briefing.
If you aren't decided on your choice of lodge or camp, we'll be glad to advise; please email us or submit a trip inquiry form. To book (a) space(s), simply indicate the wildlife lodge of your choice and your dates in the 'Extensions' box when submitting the trek booking form. We'll then notify you of the status of your booking.
Nepal Wildlife Destinations
The most easily accessible of Nepal's national parks, Chitwan is considered by many naturalists to be simply the best wildlife reserve in Asia.
Bardiya, in West Nepal, being more isolated is less crowded than Chitwan, and is particularly known for its high rate of tiger-sighting.
The Kosi Tappu Wildlife Reserve in East Nepal covers 175 sq. km. of wetlands, and is one of Asia's best bird sanctuaries.