Safari in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve and Bird watching
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, with an area of 175 square kilometers, is situated in the embankments of the Sapta Koshi river system. The vegetation consists mainly of grassland, scrub and deciduous forests. This reserve is unique for its 100 or so surviving wild water buffaloes. Other animals are the hog deer, wild boar, spotted, and the Gaur.The species of birds total 280 here and includes 20 of ducks, two of ibises, many storks, egrets, herons and the endangered swamp partridges and Bengal floricans. The region is a resting place for migrating birds not seen anywhere in Nepal. Endangered Gharial crocodiles and Gangetic dolphins have also been sighted in the Koshi River.
Safari in Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve; 2 night/ 3 days
Day 01: Arrival in the resort and briefing about the program. Lunch. Bird walk in the marshland outside the reserve to see the storks, ibises, snipes, waterfowl etc. or optional elephant ride. Slide sow on the natural history of the reserve followed by Nepali dinner.
Day 02: Breakfast. Full day excursion on boat and four wheels drive with pack lunch to see waders, waterfowls, birds of prey, marsh crocodile, otters, wild water buffalo and gangetic dolphins including a visit to Pink Tower (full day), cultural dance followed by dinner.
Day 03: Bird watching around the camp area or leisure. Breakfast. Departure.
How to go there?
Drive: 10 to 12 Hours by Private car or by local bus;
Fly to Biratnagar (70 minutes) and then 2 to 3 hour drive to Koshitappu