Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve Tour
suklaphanta
This wildlife reserve is situated in the extreme south-west of Nepal. The name of the park is derived from the largest of grasslands known as Sukla Phanta. The park area is 155 sq kms and would be 305 sq kms after the completion of its extension. Sukla Phanta's grassland is one of the last remaining habitats for such threatened animals as the hispid hare and the pygmy hog. Besides these, Sukla Phanta is the stronghold for another endangered animal- the barasingha, or swamp deer.
Other wildlife of the park included are spotted deer seen in large numbers, hog deer, nilgai, wild dog, jackal, porcupine etc. The park and the adjoining forest is the territory of small number of tigers which because of open terrain are not uncommon to sight on the prowl. Wild elephants have also been sighted in the park.
A stop at the Rani Tal would be an exciting experience. This small lake attracts birds and animals alike. Herons, ducks, storks, kingfishers and egrets vie for food and swamp deer wallow at the edges. From a nearby machan one can watch thousands of water fowl mingling on the lake surface while hundreds of swamp deer grazing at the water-edge in the evening light. The experience is unique.
Other way to view wildlife in the park is by driving in land rovers near the lake and river and on nature walks with trained trackers.

Itinerary for Sukla Phanta WildLife Reserve:
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and drive from Nepalgunj to Suklaphanta.

Day 02: Full day activities in Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve. You set out for village tour to a nearby ethnic Tharu village where you will learn more about the life and lifestyle of the Tharus. You enjoy dinner and overnight stay here.

Day 03: Full activities in Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve. You enjoy bird watching and further proceed to elephant Safari. An excellent opportunity to see Asian Elephant, Great One Horn Rhinoceros, Spotted Deer or Chital, Hog Deer, Barking Deer, Samber, Swamp Deer or Barasingha, Nilgai or Bull, Black Buck, Wild Boar, Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Wild Dog, Golden Jackal, Striped Hyena. You will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Bardia their home.
Next you start jungle walk. An excellent opportunity to see the wild animals, small mammals, birds and waits in the Tower to have the wild sightseeing, accompanied by our experienced naturalists and wild life tracker. Excellent photographic opportunities are plentiful. You conclude the day by Tharu cultural dance and delicious dinner.

Day 04: This day’s activities include bird watching and Jeep driving into the jungle. After lunch you depart for Kathmandu.

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