Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve covering an area of 305 sq km was managed as a hunting reserve beginning 1969, and was gazetted as a Wildlife Reserve in 1976. It lies in the extreme south-western section of Nepal’s Terai in Kanchanpur District. The reserve shares a common boundary with the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in the south and west formed by the Mahakali River, a major tributary of the Ganges. It is bordered on the eastern side by the Chaudhar River and to the north by a forest belt and cultivations. A total of 24 mammal species, 350 species of birds of which 180 are breeding species, 14 species of fish can be found here. The area of the reserve is small but it supports a wide range of biodiversity like the largest population of Bengal Florican and Swamp Deer in Nepal.
Day 01:Drive from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and drive from Nepalgunj to Suklaphanta.
Day 02:Full day activities in Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve. You set out for village tour to a nearby ethnic Tharu village where you will learn more about the life and lifestyle of the Tharus. You enjoy dinner and overnight stay here.
Day 03:Full activities in Suklafanta Wildlife Reserve. You enjoy bird watching and further proceed for elephant Safari. An excellent opportunity to see Asian Elephant, Great One Horn Rhinoceros, Spotted Deer or Chital, Hog Deer, Barking Deer, Samber, Swamp Deer or Barasingha, Nilgai or Bull, Black Buck, Wild Boar, Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Wild Dog, Golden Jackal, Striped Hyena. You will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Bardia their home.Next you start jungle walk. An excellent opportunity to see the wild animals, small mammals, birds and waits in the Tower to have the wild sightseeing, accompanied by our experienced naturalists and wild life tracker. Excellent photographic opportunities are plentiful. You conclude the day by Tharu cultural dance and delicious dinner.
Day 04:Early morning bird watching tour. Relaxation and the option to explore other nearby villages. Lunch. Departure & connection by bus for Kathmandu.