Nepal Tiger Safari vacation

“A tailor made, 11 day tiger watching vacation focused on Chitwan or Bardia National Parks with expert guides and zoologist. Staying in TOFT approved accommodation. ”

Highlights

Kathmandu | Terai region of Nepal | Chitwan National Park | Canoe safari | Walking safari and tiger tracking on foot|Option to visit Bardia National Park | Zoologist guides

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made between late November to early May to suit your requirements
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Nepal Tiger Safari vacation

Environment

In Nepal we apply all the same ethics and principals set down by TOFT to all the tiger safaris. By being a member of TOFT we use only TOFT approved accommodation, so you can be assured that the food you eat is locally and responsibly sourced as is the furniture, fuel and other resources used by the accommodation. We are regularly in talks with the park commissioners and other local authorities and help to build sustainable practises. Many of the places in Sauraha do not comply with standard eco-tourism practises so we regularly meet with hotel and resort owners and explain how better to run their hotels and resorts so that they will receive more guests as they run in eco-friendly ways. This will increase their business (which is what they are really interested in) as well as making sure that they have a pristine ecosystem full of amazing wildlife in the park for future generations.

At the end of each we offset our carbon footprint (based on the number of tours we have completed and the number of passengers we have taken with us), with the Carbon Trust.

Wildlife Promise:
In Nepal we actively supporting the Crocodile, Vulture and Turtle Breeding Stations inside Chitwan National Park, which aims to reintroduce Gharial, vultures and endangered freshwater turtles back into the Chitwan National Park and has already seen success in Gharial reintroductions.

We also keep a record of all the tigers and other rare wildlife we see on each tour and record the environmental factors, this data is used by ourselves but also given to the researchers who work out of each of the national parks. As well as multi-national organisations like Panthera and the World Conservation Society. All the information collected in invaluable as the knowledge of the dwindling population of tigers is under such a threat. We also donate our pictures to the researchers to aid in their photo identification studies.

Community

In Nepal the community benefits as we visit the local cultural dance performances and take guided tours of the indigenous villages. This increases the revenue received by the locals and helps to promote sustainable eco tourism in the area. We also support local initiatives which are helping to train up local guides and drivers as well implement educational programmes which promote sustainable use of the natural resources and of course promote environmentally friendly tiger safaris. Our director is also personally involved in the further development of Chitwan National Park and how they can further improve eco-tourism here. It is by activity involving the local people here that most of the land around the park is not being too heavily developed. Traditional ways of life are still common practice here because the money distributed from tourism to the local people is very good (around 30-50% of the total revenue finds its way to the local people). It is initiatives such as this which are helping Nepal achieve increasing numbers of rhinos, elephants and also tigers!

1 Reviews of Nepal Tiger Safari vacation

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The walking safari was exhilarating. Just to be in and amongst the wildlife was brilliant. But the whole trip was fantastic from start to finish.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Be prepared for long days bouncing around in a jeep. Its harder work than you think.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes - there was a big effort to support the locals through gaining understanding of their culture and attending the local dance. There was also a strong focus
on the long term conservation of animals and their habitat.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Excellent - it exceeded all expectations in every area.

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