About 15,000sq km of the country, amounting to almost 18 percent of the total area, are protected. Nepal has nine national parks, four wildlife reserves and three conservation areas.National Parks: Chitwan, Bardia, Rara, Khaptad, Makalu Barun, Shey-Phoksundo, Sagarmatha, Shivapuri and Langtang.
Wildlife Reserves: Shukla Phanta, Koshi-Tappu, Parsa and Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve.
Conservation Areas: Annapurna Conservation Area, Manaslu Conservation Area and Kanchenjunga Conservation Area.
The lowland Terai jungles are rich in wildlife like Bengal tigers, one horned rhinos, marsh mugger crocodiles, gharial crocodiles, swamp deer, musk deer, black bucks, blue bulls, Asiatic wild buffaloes and many more. The parks and reserves are also rich in bird species that include large varieties of babblers and orioles, koels and drongos, peacocks, floricans, and a multitude of wintering wildfowl. A jungle safari in Nepal can be a very exciting experience for you and your family. Experience elephant-back safaris, bush walking, bird watching, dugout canoeing as well as recreational activities and cultural programs.