Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve Safari
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve Overview
The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is one of the renowned wildlife reserves of Nepal, It is known for the richness in the biodiversity and natural environment. As it’s home to many endangered animals as well as bird species. 23 % of the total land is covered to protect all the endangered species in which there are national parks, wildlifereserve, conservation areas, hunting reserve areas in number 9, 3, 6, 1 respectively. Because of the severities of bio-diversity, it is also one of the tourist destinations known in the world. There is a good balancing nature in the parks and wildlife areas that’s why the rare species not found around the world is found here. March, April, May, September, October and November of 2019, 2020 and 2021 are the best season of Koshi Tapu wildlife Reserve.
The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is the protected area located in Saptari, Sunsari and Udayapur in Eastern Nepal. The wildlife reserve covers a vast area of Koshi River with blue waters and lush jungle areas on either side which is the major attractive element of the reserve. It covers the area of 175sq. Km in the lowland Terai. In 2oo5 both reserve and Koshi Barrage together was known as one of the 27 important bird areas of Nepal. Koshi Tappu Reserve is the homeland to 200 species of fish, wild buffalos, hog deer, wild boar, spotted deer, bluebell, jackals, Asian elephant, and wild pig, smooth-coated and golden jackal. In the sight of the Koshi River Ganges river dolphin, 2 toad species, 9 frog species, 6 lizard species, 4 snake species, 11 turtle species and also gharial and mugger crocodile are also recorded.
You will also be mesmerized by the colorful birds; Indian Nightjar, dusky eagle owl, black-headed Stonechat, striated grassbird, large adjutant stork, Pallas’s fish eagle, common goldeneye and gull-billed tern are also there. The vegetation of Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is a mixture of deciduous riverine forest, grasslands and marshy vegetation.
Riding in the back of an elephant or riding the jeep, the way you are comfortable, the whole reserve can be explored. The delightful birds found in the Koshi River make it more picturesque. If you want to enjoy nature incomplete way, then Jan-May and Sept-November is the best time to visit Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
Day 01: Early flight to Biratnagar Airport which takes 50 minutes and then around a 1 hour transfer to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Camp. On arrival at the resort a briefing will be given to explain facilities and the programme of events and activities available during your stay.
Activities can include: nature walks, bird watching, raft trip on the sapta Koshi River.
Day 02: Early morning wake up call. The day includes more activities and a short drive to the Koshi Barrage to bird watch and hopefully spot some fresh water dolphins.
Day 03: Koshi Tappu Reserve – Biratnagar Airport – Kathmandu