Elephants stand on the riverbank, using their trunks to toss water onto their backs, where it quickly dries in the sun. Nearby, crocodiles sun themselves on a sandy beach. A sarus crane alights from the shore, pumping its broad wings to soar over tall grass that conceals a tiger.
The nearly 1,000 square kilometers of protected wildlife habitat of Baridya National Park are home to an impressive collection of iconic species. Explore the park in a private AWD vehicle, and witness the splendor of wild Nepal.
While most of Nepal’s safari tourism is focused in Chitwan, Bardiya creates an off the beaten path surprise with almost as much wildlife.