Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve covers an area of 175 sq km and is in the eastern Terai region of Nepal. It lies on the flood plains of the Sapta Koshi and is for the most part, enclosed within the 8 meter high embankments of the Koshi Barrage, which has been designed to minimize the destructive annual floods. From Kathmandu, its a 10 hour, 450 km drive along the Mahendra Highway.
It is a beautiful and fascinating aquatic environment and is home to an astonishing variety of water birds that flock to its ponds full of flowering plants.
The reserve provides an important habitat for a variety of wildlife but, in particular, water birds, including several migratory species such as the Sarus crane from Siberia. In all, a total of 280 different species of birds have been recorded and these include many varieties of ducks, ibis, storks, egrets and herons etc.
Koshi Tappu is also home to the last surviving population of wild water buffalo and its other inhabitants include blue cows, various species of deer, Gang tic dolphins and gharial crocodiles.
In additional to wildlife, the Reserve also protects a substantial part of the Sapta Koshi, (a tributary of the Ganges River) flood plain. In 1987, it was declared a Ramsar site.
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Safari 2 nights 3 days:
Day 01: Upon arrival at the bus stop or at the Biratnagar airport meet our office representative and transfer to the resort.
# Refreshing, brief about the program
# Have a lunch and rest
# Birding in the nearby surroundings of the Park
# Sunset view from the river bank
# Dinner and slide show about flora-fauna
Day 02: Wake up call, refreshing & drink tea-coffee
# Morning nature walks within near surrounding area
# Have a breakfast & go for boating
# Boating on the Sapta Koshi River with naturalist to observe water birds, water buffaloes, dolphins and various water habitats
# End boat trip by the bank of river and have picnic lunch
# Short drive to the Koshi Barrage to view some bird-life and fresh water Dolphins
# Late afternoon return to the camp
# Dinner and rest or sleep
Day 03: Wake up call, refreshing & drink tea-coffee
# More bird watching around
# Have a breakfast & packing luggage
# Transfer to Biratnagar airport & fly to Kathmandu
# All jungle Safari activities
# All accommodations while safari including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
# Highly experienced Government licensed safari guide during the trip.
# Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide insurance and salary, national park and conservation area fees.