The concept of safaris has a long and storied history that dates back to the royals and their fondness for big game hunting through the Terai, the lowland region that extends to the border with India and comprises nearly a quarter of Nepal's land mass, a surprising fact for many visitors who assume that the country is entirely mountainous. For years, the wilderness of the Terai was the exclusive domain of the royals and their privileged guests, and it wasn't until 1973 that the first of the national parks, Chitwan, was established. Since then, well over two dozen parks, reserves, and conservation areas have been set aside to preserve the extraordinary Himalayan and lowland regions that make Nepal one of the most unique countries in the world to visit.
Of the lowland parks, two in particular, Chitwan and Bardiya, have become justifiably famous around the world for the exemplary conservation work being done to safeguard endangered animals such as the magnificent Bengal tiger and the greater one-horned rhinoceros, as well as species such as leopards, sloth bears, jackals, deer, elephants, and a host of others, including many rare birds that make the parks a Mecca for bird lovers.
Seeing either of these two extraordinary national parks by safari is a highlight of any trip to Nepal, one that can be savored entirely on its own or appended to any of the other numerous experiences on offer to explore and enjoy the country. Chitwan or Bardiya take your choice. Nepal Trekking Experts is eager to get you on the road to adventure.