Created in Nepal’s western Teraj, initially with the aim of protecting tigers and their prey, Bardia National Park is also home to greater one-horned rhinoceros, which were translocated here from Chitwan.
Along with Bengal tigers and rhinos, the park is home to endangered animals such as elephant, swamp deer, black buck, gharial crocodile, marsh mugger and Gangetic river dolphin. Morning and late afternoon elephant rides are a great way to see the park and explore away from the main tracks.
This two-week itinerary visits a trio of national parks in the low lying Terai region, along the border with Nepal’s southern neighbour, India.
Tiger Tops Karnali Camp
Standing on a bank of the Karnali River surrounded by lush forest, the only camp inside the park offers comfortable accommodation in 12 spacious tents with en-suite bathrooms.