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. This area has some of the best locations in the entire subcontinent to see wildlife such as rhino, elephant and Gangetic river dolphin, not to mention the prolific birdlife.
- Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
- Duration exc. international flights: 12 days
Tiger Tops Karnali Camp
Standing on a bank of the Karnali River surrounded by lush forest, this is the only camp inside Bardia National Park, home to a plethora of wildlife including greater one-horned rhinoceros which have been relocated from Chitwan. It offers 12 spacious tents, each with en suite bathroom.