We had a great time staying in Nature Safari Lodge. We booked through a package from http://bardiajunglesafari.com. You should note that although this website mentions a raft safari as part of their 4 day package, this is only available in the rainy season! The activities are also flexible so you are not confined to any specific schedule.
We were picked up by Madhu from Nepalgunj airport and driven back to the lodge. Madhu and all his family and staff are very friendly and helpful people. The rooms were comfortable and included a mosquito net and ensuite bathroom.
Madhu's guide Shiva is an experienced guide and very friendly and knowledgeable. Although we unfortunately did not see a tiger while staying here, we did see plenty of rhinos, mugger crocodiles, gharial crocodiles, jackals, wild boar, otters, rhesus monkeys, langur monkeys, sambar deer, swamp deer and many kinds of birds, including the elusive lesser florican.
We had a full day jeep safari and full day walking safari. We did an elephant-back safari as well, but would not recommend that since it was extremely bumpy and uncomfortable and you don't really see much.
Food at the lodge is great and all cooked by Madhu's wife. If you have any specific requests (e.g. we were vegetarian) they will always try to accomodate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the edge of Bardia National Park, Nature Safari Lodge was created to provide the perfect setting from which to explore this pristine conservation area. With accommodation ranging from standard to deluxe, Nature Safari Lodge provides guests with a relaxed atmosphere in rural surroundings. Built to reflect the local Tharu style, the resort consists of timber and mud cottages with traditional grass roofs and decorations. Our dining hall - where we serve local, Indian and Continental cuisines - is a great place to get together in the evenings to share the day's experiences. All cottages come with attached toilet and hot and cold shower. Emphasis is on conservation of wildlife and its habitat, as well as the preservation of indigenous traditions and ways of life. ... more less
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