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Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

Koshi Tappu Wildlife ReserveSituated in the south east of Nepal, the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is a 'twitcher's (bird watcher's) paradise.Established in 1996 and covering 175 square km., its numerous water holes, marshes and grasslands support a vast array of rare and endangered species of birds - as well as an important population of Asiatic Buffalo.The Reserve can be reached overland or by air. By air the flight takes one hour (Kathmandu to Biratnagar) plus a one hour drive to the camp. Alternatively, you can follow the main East-West Highway eastwards from Kathmandu and divert from Jamuwa to the camp site (which is 2.5 km).

Detailed programs Standard Bird Watching & Safari
Day 01: Arrival in the morning & brief introduction to the programme. Lunch. Ornithological Walk to see storks, ibeses, snipes, water fowl, birds of prey etc. Evening slideshow presentation on the Reserve's natural history followed by a Nepali dinner.

Day 02: Early breakfast. Full day's excursion by boat & 4 wheel drive (with packed lunch) to see waders, water fowl, birds of prey, marsh crocodiles, otters, wild water buffalo and Gangetic dolphins. (Includes a visit to the Pink Tower.) Evening programme of traditional dance followed by BBQ meal.

Day 03: Bird watching around the camp area or free time. Breakfast. Farewells & departure.

Detailed programs Standard Bird Watching & Safari
Day 01: Arrival in the morning & brief introduction to the programme. Lunch. Ornithological Walk to see storks, ibeses, snipes, water fowl, birds of prey etc. Evening slideshow presentation on the Reserve's natural history followed by a Nepali dinner.

Day 02: Early breakfast. Full day's excursion by boat & 4 wheel drive (with packed lunch) to see waders, water fowl, birds of prey, marsh crocodiles, otters, wild water buffalo and Gangetic dolphins. (Includes a visit to the Pink Tower.) Evening programme of traditional dance followed by BBQ meal.

Day 03: Bird watching in scrub forest, grasslands and wetlands habitats with packed lunch to see swamp partridges, black-necked storks, buntings, bulbuls, etc. Afternoon (either) continue bird watching (or) take an optional elephant ride to see Arna the wild water buffalo, blue bulls, hog deer, species of fish etc. Evening: stargazing followed by Chinese dinner.

Day 04: Bird watching around the camp or leisure time. Breakfast. Farewells & departure.

Detailed programs Standard Bird Watching & Safari
Day 01: Arrival in the morning & brief introduction to the programme. Lunch. Ornithological Walk to see storks, ibeses, snipes, water fowl, birds of prey etc. Evening slideshow presentation on the Reserve's natural history followed by a Nepali dinner.

Day 02: Early breakfast. Full day's excursion by boat & 4 wheel drive (with packed lunch) to see waders, water fowl, birds of prey, marsh crocodiles, otters, wild water buffalo and Gangetic dolphins. (Includes a visit to the Pink Tower.) Evening programme of traditional dance followed by BBQ meal.

Day 03: Breakfast. Bird watching in scrub forest, grasslands and wetlands habitats with packed lunch to see swamp partridges, black-necked storks, buntings, bulbuls, etc. Afternoon (either) continue bird watching (or) take an optional elephant ride to see Arna the wild water buffalo, blue bulls, hog deer, species of fish etc. Evening: stargazing followed by Chinese dinner.

Day 04: Breakfast. Full day's trip by four wheel drive to Chatara to see racquet-tailed drongos, golden-backed woodpeckers, pied hornbills, leaf birds, red-thighed falconets etc. (packed lunch). Continental dinner.

Day 05: Bird watching around the camp or leisure time. Breakfast. Farewells & departure.