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Chitwan Jungle Safari

Chitwan Jungle Safari

Trip at a Glance

  • Country

    Country: Nepal

  • Trip grade

    Trip grade: Easy

  • Destination

    Destination: Chitwan National Park

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation: Jungle Resort/Hotel

  • Meals

    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Transportation

    Transportation: Private vehicle or Tourist Bus

  • Maximum altitude

    Maximum altitude: Chitwan (415m)

  • Group size

    Group size: 1 pax min

  • Trip Start / End

    Trip Start / End: Kathmandu or Pokhara - Kathmandu or Pokhara

  • Best Season

    Best Season: Sep to May

Chitwan Jungle Safari is done in Nepal’s southern Terai region, this renowned national park offers a thrilling exploration of the rich biodiversity and untamed wilderness. Immerse yourself in this captivating ecosystem and discover a world untouched by modernity. 

Chitwan National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, serving as a sanctuary for a myriad of endangered species. Covering an impressive area of 932 square kilometres, the park is home to the majestic Bengal tiger, the elusive one-horned rhinoceros, and the endangered gharial crocodile. Embark on an unforgettable journey and witness these rare creatures in their natural habitat, surrounded by captivating landscapes and lush vegetation.

One of the best ways to explore the park is on a jungle safari. Accompanied by an experienced guide, venture deep into the heart of the jungle, where you will encounter a myriad of wildlife species. Feel the excitement as you spot a herd of deer gracefully grazing in the meadows, or witness the grace and power of a rhino as it prowls through its territory. Keep your eyes peeled for the elusive Royal Bengal tiger, as the thrill of catching a glimpse of this apex predator is unrivalled.

Aside from the awe-inspiring wildlife, Chitwan National Park also offers a host of other activities. Experience the adrenaline rush as you kayak along the scenic Rapti River, teeming with exotic bird species and aquatic life. Explore the park on a guided nature walk, where your senses will come alive with the sounds, smells, and sights of the vibrant forest. For the more culturally inclined, visit the nearby Tharu village and immerse yourself in the traditions and lifestyle of the indigenous Tharu community.

When it comes to accommodation, Chitwan National Park provides a range of options to suit every traveller’s needs. From luxurious resorts overlooking breathtaking landscapes to cosy lodges nestled amidst the wilderness, you will find the perfect retreat to unwind after a day of adventure.

Chitwan Jungle Safari offers an experience unlike any other, where you can disconnect from the fast-paced world and find solace in the captivating beauty of nature. So pack your bags, grab your camera, and prepare for an unforgettable journey into the heart of the wild.

Chitwan Jungle Safari Highlights:

  • Explore the Chitwan National Park.
  • Elephant Safari.
  • Observe more than 500 Asian one-horned rhinoceros and Royal Bengal Tigers.
  • Discover the unique tradition and culture of Tharu people.
  • Boating/Canoeing Trip.
  • Swimming & Elephant Bathing.
  • Tharu Stick Dance.

Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Chitwan from Kathmandu or Pokhara
Day 02: In Chitwan – Jungle activities at the Chitwan National Park
Day 03: Drive to Kathmandu or Pokhara from Chitwan

Upon your arrival at either Kathmandu or Pokhara, a pre-arranged vehicle will be waiting at your hotel to transport you to the respective bus station. From there, you'll embark on a scenic drive to Chitwan, soaking in the picturesque landscapes and diverse scenery along the journey.

 

Upon reaching Chitwan, you will be welcomed at the arrival point with warm hospitality. The staff will extend their greetings and escort you to the designated reception area, where you'll be offered refreshing welcome drinks. During this time, they will provide you with an introduction to the facilities and amenities available, ensuring a comfortable stay.

 

Following the reception, you'll be guided to your accommodations, allowing you time to freshen up and settle into your room. A briefing session will be conducted, providing valuable information about the activities and schedule planned for your stay in Chitwan.

 

Once settled, it will be time for a delightful lunch, where you can indulge in delicious local cuisine and savor the flavors of Nepalese gastronomy.

 

In the afternoon, a cultural tour is scheduled to explore the Tharu Village, providing insight into the unique traditions, lifestyle, and culture of the indigenous Tharu community. This immersive experience allows you to interact with locals and gain a deeper understanding of their customs and heritage.

 

Later in the day, you'll head to the riverside to witness a breathtaking sunset view, where the tranquil ambiance of the riverside setting creates a mesmerizing backdrop.

 

As the evening unfolds, immerse yourself in the vibrant Tharu stick dance performance, a traditional folk dance showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the region. The rhythmic beats and colorful costumes will captivate your senses, offering a memorable cultural experience.

 

To culminate the day's events, a sumptuous dinner will be served, featuring a delectable array of local and international cuisines. Relish the flavors while reflecting on the day's adventures in the heart of Chitwan.

 

Your stay in Chitwan promises to be a harmonious blend of cultural immersion, natural beauty, and warm hospitality, leaving you with cherished memories of this enchanting destination.

Jungle Resort/Hotel
Lunch/Dinner included

Today begin with a gentle wake-up call, allowing you to rise and prepare for the day's exciting activities. You'll start your morning with a hearty breakfast, energizing yourself for the adventures ahead.

 

After breakfast, your day kicks off with a serene canoeing ride along the tranquil waters of the river. This peaceful journey grants you the opportunity to admire the picturesque surroundings and possibly spot various bird species and wildlife along the riverbanks. Following the canoeing experience, a visit to the Elephant Breeding Center is scheduled, offering insight into the conservation efforts and nurturing of these magnificent creatures.

 

A well-deserved lunch will be served, providing a chance to relax and refuel before the next adventure.

 

In the afternoon, prepare for an unforgettable elephant back safari, a thrilling opportunity to explore the dense forests and grasslands of Chitwan National Park atop these majestic animals. This safari presents a unique vantage point to observe wildlife in their natural habitat, from rhinoceros and deer to various bird species, enhancing your wildlife viewing experience.

 

As the day winds down, dinner will be served, allowing you to savor delicious culinary delights while recounting the day's memorable experiences. This leisurely evening meal provides an opportunity to relax and immerse yourself in the ambiance of Chitwan, surrounded by nature's beauty and the vibrant atmosphere of the region.

 

The day's itinerary offers a perfect blend of adventure, wildlife encounters, and relaxation, ensuring an enriching and enjoyable experience during your stay in Chitwan.

Jungle Resort/Hotel
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included

On your final day in Chitwan, your morning will begin with a wake-up call to greet the day's activities. A refreshing start awaits as you're offered a selection of tea or coffee to kickstart your morning.

 

The early hours present a wonderful opportunity for bird watching, an activity that lets you explore the diverse avian life within the region. Accompanied by experienced guides, you'll venture out to spot and admire various bird species in their natural habitat, taking in the sights and sounds of the surrounding wilderness.

 

After the bird watching excursion, you'll return for a fulfilling breakfast, enjoying a delicious spread of freshly prepared dishes to fuel up for the day ahead.

 

As your time in Chitwan comes to a close, preparations will be made for your departure. Depending on your itinerary, arrangements will be coordinated for your onward journey or transfer to your next destination. Whether it involves a transfer to the bus station, airport, or another location, the staff will ensure a smooth and comfortable departure, bidding you farewell with warm hospitality and fond memories of your stay in Chitwan.

 

This final morning encapsulates the essence of nature's beauty and provides a serene conclusion to your Chitwan adventure, leaving you with cherished memories of wildlife encounters and serene moments in the heart of Nepal's wilderness.

Breakfast included

What is included?

  • Transfer by tourist bus to Chitwan from Kathmandu or Pokhara.
  • Meal on a full board basis in Chitwan.
  • Accommodation in Chitwan.
  • All jungle activities as per itinerary.
  • Professional Nature Guide.
  • All park entry permits, conservation fees, etc. 

What is not included?

  • Any alcoholic beverages, or soft drinks.
  • Transfers by private vehicle or flight.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Tips for Nature Guide. 

FAQ's

1. What is Chitwan Jungle Safari?
Chitwan Jungle Safari is an exciting wildlife adventure that takes place in the Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the southern region of Nepal. The safari offers a chance to explore the rich biodiversity of the jungle, including wildlife spotting and enjoying various activities in the park.

2. Where is Chitwan National Park located?
Chitwan National Park is located in the Terai region of southern Nepal. It covers an area of 932 square kilometres and is one of the most famous national parks in Nepal.

3. What wildlife can be spotted during the Chitwan Jungle Safari?
Chitwan National Park is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including the endangered one-horned rhinoceros, Bengal tigers, Asian elephants, crocodiles, deer, wild boars, and a variety of bird species. The safari offers excellent opportunities to spot these animals in their natural habitat.

4. What are the activities included in the Chitwan Jungle Safari?
The Chitwan Jungle Safari typically includes activities like jeep safaris, canoeing, elephant safaris, bird-watching walks, nature walks, and visits to local Tharu villages to experience their culture and traditions.

5. Is Chitwan Jungle Safari safe?
Yes, Chitwan Jungle Safari is generally safe when conducted by authorized and experienced guides. The park authorities ensure visitor safety and take necessary precautions during wildlife encounters.

6. What is the best time to go on a Chitwan Jungle Safari?
The best time for Chitwan Jungle Safari is during the dry seasons of autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May). During these months, the weather is favourable, and wildlife sightings are more common as animals gather around water sources.

7. How long does a Chitwan Jungle Safari last?
The duration of a Chitwan Jungle Safari can vary depending on the package you choose. It can range from a half-day safari to multiple days, allowing you to have a more in-depth experience in the jungle.

8. What should I pack for the Chitwan Jungle Safari?
You should pack comfortable clothing suitable for jungle activities, sturdy walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, a water bottle, and a camera to capture the wildlife and scenic beauty of the park.

Equipment

Chitwan Jungle Safari in Nepal offers a unique and exciting experience in a tropical environment. When packing for this adventure, it's important to prepare for the wildlife and outdoor activities you'll encounter. Here's a packing list for a Chitwan Jungle Safari:

Clothing:
Lightweight, moisture-wicking and breathable clothing (long-sleeve shirts and pants to protect from insects and sun)
Neutral-colored clothing to blend in with the surroundings
Sturdy and comfortable hiking boots or closed-toe shoes
Sandals or water shoes for river crossings or canoe trips
Hat or cap for sun protection
Bandana or scarf
Rain jacket or poncho (monsoon season)
Socks and underwear

Safari Gear:
Binoculars for wildlife spotting
Insect repellent with DEET
Sunscreen and lip balm with high SPF
Sunglasses with UV protection
Wide-brimmed hat for sun protection
Camera and extra batteries (for wildlife photography)
Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
Water bottle with purification system or purification tablets
Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, etc.)
Towel and washcloth
Ziplock bags to protect electronics and documents from moisture

Medications and First Aid:
Personal medications and prescription information
First-aid kit with bandages, antiseptic, pain relievers, and diarrhea medication
Personal hygiene items
Insect bite ointment or cream

Optional Items:
Travel pillow and earplugs for more comfortable rest
Travel guidebooks or reading material
Notebooks and pens for journaling or notes

Backpack:
A small, lightweight daypack to carry your essentials during daily excursions

Money and Documentation:
Passport, visa, and photocopies
Travel insurance documents
Money belt or pouch for valuables

Snacks:
Energy bars, nuts, and other non-perishable snacks for when you're out in the jungle
Remember that Chitwan National Park is a protected area with strict regulations to preserve the environment and the safety of visitors and wildlife. It's important to respect the rules and guidelines provided by your safari guides.

Lastly, the time of year you visit Chitwan will influence your packing list. The weather can be hot and humid during the monsoon season (June to September) and more comfortable during the dry season (October to April). Adjust your clothing accordingly based on the season of your visit.

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