Tappu Wildlife Camp the very first luxury 24 bedded safari
tented camp within Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is one of
the exclusive wildlife camps that offers a unique experience
to view almost400 species of bird life and some of the very
rare wild games. Staffed with knowledgeable local naturalist
and "sikaris" , the camp is most comfortable,
safe and haven for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.
The camp consists of 12 large deluxe safari tents with easy
twin beds and simple modern toilet amenity including hot
and cold shower facility. The restaurant with fully stocked
bar is located centrally on the thatched "Golghar"
both Nepali and western cuisine is served which are simple
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve first Gazettes back in1976
was mainly established to protect the rare wild water buffaloes.
The area of the reserve extends 175 sq. km. to the north
of one-kilometer long barrage that spans the Koshi River.
The vast expanse of water created by the barrage, marshes,
lagoons, mudflats and arable land that lie around it offers
an outstanding wetland which has about to created one of
the best and finest bird watching sanctuaries in Asia. One
of the most rewarding and greatest assets of Koshi Tappu
Wildlife Park is that it offers ample scope for nature walks.
For those with curiosity and perseverance, walking within
the reserve on foot is the most profitable way of exploring
the grassland, river lagoons and woodlands and vicinity
of the barrage, just a short drive away. True adventure
seekers can combine white water rafting down the Sun Koshi
river to reach and stay at Koshi Tappu Camp.The best time
too visit this fabulous wildlife reserve is between October
to March when much of the migratory and local birds can
be sighted by the barrage and many of the river channels.
Numerous Himalayan peaks including the Makalu I (8,463 m),
the fifth highest mountain in the world can be seen during
the clear time of the year.
The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is accessible by air,
surface and river. The journey by air is just 45 minutes
flight to Biratnagar from Kathmandu and then a mere one
and half hours drive to the camp. Also rafting down for
8-10 days on the wild stretches of the Sun Koshi River is
another exciting way to reach the destination. The third
option would be the scenic drive through the meandering
countryside road of about 500 km. That takes almost 10 hours
from Kathmandu. Koshi Tappu Wildlife Camp also makes an
exciting alternative destination of r visitors who have
already visited Royal Chitwan National Park and Bardia National
Park. Also formountaineers and trekkers heading of returning
from Arun / Makalu and Kanchenjunga region. It also serves
as ideal location to break journey while en-route to Sikkim
& Darjeeling and Bhutan and have a brief relaxing stay.
We recommend minimum 2 nights or longer stay to appreciate
and observe what park has to offer at its maximum.
What to bring :-
Camera and binoculars to enjoy maximum the wildlife as well
as abundant bird life.
Light colored & casual clothing's that will blend with
nature. Light jackets and sweater during the winter months
Insect repellent and personal medicine.