Introduction to Koshi Tappu Wildlife
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Safari is the third popular wildlife safari trip to experience the amazing Nepal Wildlife Safari. It is located 347 kilometers east of Kathmandu. Located in the eastern part of Nepal, Koshi Tappu Wildlife Safari offers spectacular views of the natural wilderness. This is located along the Sapta-Koshi River and covers a total area of 175 square kilometers.
This Koshi Tappu Wildlife reserve is a wetland of international importance which was declared a Ramsar site in 1987. This reserve is also a paradise for bird watchers. With more than 440 species of birds, this reserve attracts a large number of migratory birds. It is also home to 31 species of mammals and more than 200 species of fish. There are 514 species of plants and vegetation including sugarcane, kapok, reed, and eelgrass.
Observe many wild animals
It is the main habitat of the Arna (wild water buffalo). Apart from Arna here, you can also observe wild animals like wild water buffalo, crocodile, wild elephant, snake species, bull antelope, hog deer, wild pig, golden jackal, etc. From here you can see the world’s fifth highest mountain Mt. 8463m on a clear day.
It is also an exciting alternative destination for visitors who have already visited the Royal Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park. Providing ample opportunities for nature trekking, Koshi Tappu is a paradise for those who love to explore grasslands, rivers, and woodlands on foot.
A visit to the surroundings provides a unique exploration of the land and water ecosystem. You can get a glimpse of Gangetic dolphins, sunbathing crocodiles, gorillas, etc. by a boat ride on the Saptakoshi River. Fishing games are also arranged if guests want.
Koshi Tappu is famous not only for wildlife safaris but also for picnic spots among the locals. The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve trip starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar (35 minutes), or a drive (8 hours). This package offers nature walks for those who love to walk. After completing the day wildlife safari program, you can also enjoy camping, barbecue, and cultural programs in the resorts at night.
Below is the itinerary of this trip but if this itinerary does not suit you, we arrange a customized service for the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Safari according to the wishes of the travelers and the schedule of the holiday.
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