Serenity, Safari and Adventure

20 years experience in Jungle Safari, Since 1994

Objectives

Positive Tourism

Forest Hideaway endeavors to pass on the positives of tourism to the local Tharu community. The majority of the staff are from the surrounding villages, a third of whom have received formal certified training prior to employment. Local tradesmen are employed on an ad hoc basis and many local products are used in the resort where possible.ion

Eco tourism, sustainability and conservation

Environmentally Responsible:

Mohan supports many environmental projects, whether by donating money to students who can’t afford environmental studies or training. Mohan is working as a Nepal Coordinator for the New Zealand Project Future Guardians’ tiger monitoring and research project in Bardia. This project is looking to set up photo and film capture of tigers in the park to be publicized on the internet so as to provide up to the minute monitoring of this endangered species.
Socially and Economically Responsible: Forest Hideaway provides financial and transport assistance to the local women’s development group and health center  The local jungle guide association, NARA is also supported with transport and donations towards field trips and training.

Culturally Responsible:

The style of the hotel and cottages is very much in keeping with the local village houses, with all of the buildings following the local, traditional style of construction and appearance very closely. Mohan is especially concerned about preserving the local culture and tries to educate the villagers on the importance of preserving their traditions. Arguing that tourists find Tharu culture of interest, he invites local people to perform their dances. For guests interested in buying souvenirs of local handicrafts, Mohan is able to help arrange for these to be brought to the hotel for sale to guests.

JEEP SAFARI

This is the fastest way to explore the park, allowing you to journey deep into the jungle. You visit some of the best viewing towers and you go off-road in a four-wheel drive vehicle for an unforgettable safari experience.

FISHING TOUR

The Karnali River is one of the longest Himalayan river of mid-west Nepal famous for fishing game. A good habitat of great fish like the mahseer, you can go fishing with good fishing equipment. The best time for fishing is generally October to April.

BICYCLE TOUR

Local bikes are available for you to explore the local village, with or without a guide.

BIRD WATCHING TOUR

Explore the community forest, river habitats and open water areas to see the wide range of varieties of birds. Bird watching is best done on foot for the least disturbance, but you can take a jeep safari or drift down the Karnali River for sightings of the many river birds. Our well-trained guides can help identify the different varieties of resident and migratory birds encountered.

FROM THE BLOG

Nepal is not only known for trekking in snow-capped Himalayas but also an exquisite Jungle Safari through the pristine National parks. The geography of Nepal is such that the northern side has Himalaya’s whereas the southern lowland commonly known as Terai is densely vegetated with tropical forests providing habitat to diverse variety of wildlife, flora and different native as well as migratory birds.

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