Chitwan National Park Jungle Safari

Chitwan National Park Jungle Safari

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Sauraha, Chitwan

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3 Days
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Overview Chitwan National Park Jungle Safari

Embark on an unforgettable adventure into the wilderness of Sauraha Chitwan National Park Jungle Safari, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Nepal’s most renowned conservation areas. Explore the rich biodiversity of the jungle, encounter exotic wildlife, and immerse yourself in the culture of the indigenous Tharu community during this thrilling jungle safari experience.

Highlights of a Chitwan National Park Jungle Safari:

  1. Wildlife Encounters: Experience close encounters with diverse wildlife, including the rare Bengal tiger, one-horned rhinoceros, Asian elephant, sloth bear, and various species of deer and birds.
  2. Elephant Safari: Embark on an elephant-back safari through the lush jungle, providing a unique and elevated perspective to spot wildlife in their natural habitat.
  3. Jeep Safari: Explore the depths of the national park on a thrilling jeep safari, allowing you to cover more ground and increase your chances of spotting elusive animals.
  4. Canoe Ride: Drift along the tranquil waters of the Rapti River on a traditional dugout canoe, offering opportunities to observe crocodiles, water birds, and other aquatic life.
  5. Birdwatching: Chitwan National Park is a birdwatcher’s paradise, home to over 500 species of birds. Keep an eye out for colorful kingfishers, majestic raptors, and rare migratory species.
  6. Tharu Cultural Experience: Immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Tharu people with a visit to a Tharu village. Learn about their traditional way of life, customs, and rituals.
  7. Nature Walks: Join experienced naturalist guides on guided nature walks through the jungle trails, where you’ll learn about the park’s flora, fauna, and conservation efforts.
  8. Sunset Views: Witness breathtaking sunset views over the national park from designated viewpoints, providing a stunning backdrop to your jungle adventure.
  9. Tharu Cultural Show: Enjoy a lively cultural performance featuring traditional Tharu dance, music, and storytelling around a campfire under the starlit sky.
  10. Relaxation and Wellness: Unwind and rejuvenate at luxury jungle resorts and lodges offering spa facilities, yoga sessions, and serene surroundings amidst nature.

These highlights capture the essence of the exhilarating and enriching experience awaiting visitors on a Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park.

Chitwan National Park Jungle Safari Itinerary


Kathmandu/Pokhara to Chitwan National Park

  • Depart from your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara in the morning and embark on a scenic drive to Chitwan National Park.
  • Upon arrival, check-in at your jungle lodge or resort and enjoy a refreshing welcome drink.
  • After lunch, embark on a guided canoe ride along the Rapti River, offering opportunities to spot crocodiles, aquatic birds, and other wildlife species.
  • Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Full Day Jungle Safari Activities

  • Start the day with an early morning elephant safari through the dense jungle trails of Chitwan National Park, providing close encounters with rhinos, deer, monkeys, and possibly even tigers and leopards.
  • Return to the lodge for breakfast and some leisure time to relax.
  • In the afternoon, set out on a thrilling jungle walk accompanied by an experienced naturalist guide, exploring the diverse flora and fauna of the park.
  • Later, visit a nearby Tharu village to learn about the indigenous culture, lifestyle, and traditions of the Tharu people.
  • Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Departure from Chitwan National Park

  • After breakfast, bid farewell to Chitwan National Park and embark on the journey back to Kathmandu or Pokhara.
  • Arrive at your hotel by late afternoon, concluding your memorable Chitwan National Park Jungle Safari experience.


Our standard itinerary may change due to unpredictable events like flight delays, weather issues, natural disasters, new government rules, political situations, or health problems. We will adapt the trek accordingly and appreciate your cooperation and flexibility.

From USD $300
94% of travelers recommend this experience
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

What is Included Chitwan National Park Jungle Safari

Accommodation: 2 nights in a comfortable jungle lodge or resort.
Meals: Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Transportation: Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara to Chitwan National Park via private vehicle or tourist bus.
Jungle activities: Elephant safari, canoe ride, jungle walk, bird watching, and visit to the Tharu village.
National Park entrance fees and permits.
English-speaking naturalist guide for all jungle activities.
All applicable taxes and service charges.

What is Exclude Chitwan National Park Jungle Safari

International airfare to and from Nepal.
Visa fees for Nepal.
Travel insurance (highly recommended).
Personal expenses such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls, and tips.
Optional tours and activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
Any expenses arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as natural calamities, flight delays, etc.

FAQs About Chitwan National Park Jungle Safari

What is Chitwan National Park famous for?

Chitwan National Park is renowned for its rich biodiversity, including endangered species such as the Bengal tiger, one-horned rhinoceros, and Asian elephant. It offers excellent opportunities for jungle safaris, birdwatching, and cultural experiences with the indigenous Tharu community.

What should I pack for a jungle safari in Chitwan National Park?

Essential items to pack include lightweight and breathable clothing suitable for tropical climates, sturdy walking shoes or boots, a hat and sunglasses for sun protection, insect repellent, sunscreen, a reusable water bottle, and binoculars for wildlife viewing. It's also advisable to carry a small backpack for day trips and a waterproof jacket during the monsoon season.

Is it safe to go on a jungle safari in Chitwan National Park?

Yes, jungle safaris in Chitwan National Park are conducted by experienced guides and naturalists who prioritize visitor safety. While encounters with wildlife are possible, the park follows strict safety protocols to ensure the well-being of visitors. It's important to follow the instructions of your guide and avoid straying from designated paths.

What wildlife can I expect to see during a jungle safari in Chitwan National Park?

Chitwan National Park is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including Bengal tigers, one-horned rhinoceroses, Asian elephants, sloth bears, leopards, deer, monkeys, crocodiles, and a wide variety of bird species. While sightings cannot be guaranteed, the park's naturalists are skilled at locating and identifying wildlife during safari activities.

Can I customize my jungle safari itinerary in Chitwan National Park?

Yes, we offer customizable jungle safari packages to cater to your interests, preferences, and travel schedule. Whether you prefer longer or shorter durations, specific activities, or accommodations, our team can tailor the itinerary to suit your needs.

What is the best time to visit Chitwan National Park for a jungle safari?

The best time to visit Chitwan National Park for a jungle safari is during the dry season, from October to March, when the weather is pleasant, and wildlife sightings are more frequent. However, the park remains open year-round, and each season offers unique experiences.