BABAI JEEP ADVENTURE
In a Nutshell
Through the East portion of Bardia National Park flows the Babai River. The Babai offers absolutely fantastic scenery and amazing wildlife watching opportunities and is much less frequently visited by tourists giving you a true feel of remote wilderness. This area of the park is frequented often by large groups of wild elephants who come to feed on the rich vegetation and also to eat clay from a salt lick that can be found in this valley. There is a large resident population of tigers, rhino are also found here and leopards, sloth bears, jackals, hyena, huge mugger and gharial crocodiles can be seen. For bird watching the Babai has rare birds such as the grey-headed fish eagle, great hornbill, crested kingfisher and the slaty woodpecker. The river itself harbours any forms of aquatic life such as turtles and otters and holds a large population of Golden Mahseer and Goonch and large snake-head fish can also be found. This jungle adventure starts from Ambassa then heads through the deep sal forest towards the Babai River Valley where we set up camp next to a very large machan. We will have a barbeque in the evening then sit quietly in the machan to observe for wildlife into the night. The next morning we leave by walk to Tulo Sirree where we set up our next camp, this area is a hotspot for tigers. We will explore the narrow channels that feed the Babai River then return to our hammocks to sit and wait for wildlife. The next morning we slowly head back through the sal forrest towards the Geruwa branch of the Karnali River which we will follow down stopping in good wildlife viewing locations on the way, arriving back in the lodge late evening for a shower, dinner and rest.
What to Bring
*Price per person based on 2 people. Single supplement applies.