Biratnagar, Kathmandu, Sunsari

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Safari

Koshi Tappu wildlife safari tour is a popular safari destination located in eastern part of Nepal and one of the finest birding sites in Asia. Koshi Tappu Wildlife Safari offers spectacular views of natural wilderness. The reserve is a wetland of international significance. In 1987, it was declared a Samsar site. It is home for more than 440 bird species, including 20 duck species, 2 species of ibises, many storks, egrets and herons and other rare species.

It lies on the floodplains of the Sapta Koshi River in the south-eastern Terai. The Reserve was gazetted in 1976 to preserve habitat for the only remaining population of wild buffalo, Arna. Koshi Tappu safari is popular for wild elephant sightseeing, Ganges River Dolphin, Gaur and Blue bull with 27 other species of mammals. 485 species of birds have been recoreded in the 176 sq. Km wildlife reserve.

The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve safeguards the pristine riparian wetlands, cattail fields, mudflats, grasslands, forests, marshes and swamps, lakes and ponds, and excavated ponds. Some of the flagship species found in the reserve are the globally threatened wild water buffalo called ‘arna’ in Nepal (Bubalus bubalis arnee), the Gangetic dolphin (Platanista gangetica) and endemic fish species (Barilius jalkapoorei and Pseudeutropius murius). Other globally threatened fauna include nilgai, smooth-coated otter, and red-crowned roof turtle. 

Tour Highlight
  • Popular safari destination located in eastern part of Nepal
  • Offers spectacular views of natural wilderness
  • Wetland of International Significance
  • The main habitat of Arna (wild water buffalo) and paradise for bird watcher.
  • Also habitat of many endangered animals.

Best season for Koshi Tappu jungle safari are beginning of March to end of May and the beginning of September to end of December.


Koshi tappu wildlife safari
Koshi tappu wildlife safari






Additional information

Hotel1 Star, 2 Star, 3 Star, 4 Star, 5 Star
Available OptionsMountain Flights, Cable Car

Arrival at Biratnagar

  • Arrive at Biratnagar Airport. Meet and drive to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Camp
  • 1 pm – Lunch
  • 3 pm – Birdwatching around Saptakoshi river on foot
  • 7 pm – Dinner
  • Overnight at Resort



Full Day Safari

  • 5:30 am – Wake up call
  • 6 am – Morning nature walk in the vicinity
  • 8 am – Breakfast
  • 9 am – 6 pm: Raft boat on the upper part of Sapta Koshi River with naturalist to view some of the water birds, water buffaloes, dolphins and various water habitats. End boat trip by the abnk of river and have picnic lunch. Short drive to the Koshi Barrage to view some bird life and fresh water dolphins. Late afternoon return to the camp. (Please note: Koshi Barrage and surrounding area is wide and everyday guests will be taken to different areas).
  • 7 pm: Dinner
  • Overnight at Resort

Departure to Kathmandu

  • 5:30 am – Wake up call
  • 6 am: More bird watching in the nearby jungle
  • 8 am: Breakfast
  • 9 am: Transfer to Biratnagar Airport for your departure from Koshi (Optional: If you have late departure, then you can visit the pink tower near Koshi Barrage. This is also an excellent spot for bird watching. Extra cost applicable)
  • Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu

Free Day at Kathmandu

 After Breakfast – free time till departure –  A representative from TravHill Dot Com will transfer to Airport for onward destination with sweet memories of Nepal. We will drop you to Kathmandu Airport 3 hours before your flight time.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and transfer to hotel.
  • Kathmandu Biratnagar flight ticket as  mentioned in itinerary
  • Biratnagar to Koshi tappu wildlife safari resort overland transportation by private vehicle as mentioned in itinerary
  • 2 night/3 days & 3 night/ 4 days   accommodation in Koshi tappu   ( 3 star category hotel) on twin sharing as mentioned in itinerary
  • Full board veg/ non veg.  basis accommodation at the Koshi tappu wildlife safari tour hotel
  • All program as mentioned in itinerary
  • Overland transportation

Cost Excludes

  • Hotel Accommodation , Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay
  • International flight ticket
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu.
  • Disembarkation Airport Tax in Nepal –  approx. US$ 24. al equipments
  • High risk medical insurance
  • Alcoholic beverage and telephone calls
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
  • Purely personal nature expenses
  • Tipping /Tips(Tipping is Expected)
  • Extra Activities other than mentioned in above itinerary/ cost inclusion section
  • Paragliding
  • Zipflying
  • Bungee Jump
  • Helicopter Tour