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Nepal>> Hotels & Resort >> Lodge & Resort in Bardia >> Dolphin Manor Wildlife Safari Resort

Dolphin Manor Wildlife Safari Resort

INTRODUCTION

Aims Dolphin Manor, a quality wildlife safari resort being the Eco- tourism venture functions to generate funds for Nepal Centre for Riverine lives to initiate conservation of aquatic wildlife in Nepal, specially the fresh water dolphins 'Sush'. It also highlights on employment of the local people living in this area and educating them on the conservation of endangered animals and plants.

Where is it? Situated in the buffer zone of Royal Bardiya National Park has tented camp facilities and river stone lodge. Tents and rooms have twin beds and attached toilets with bucket bathing facilities.
Royal Bardiya National Park lies in the western part of Nepal and covers approximately 1,000 sq. kms. It houses variety of wildlife like the civets, langurs, swamp deer, rhinos, chital, wild boar, leopard, wild elephant and the royal tiger. There are around 500 species of birds. The River Karnali which forms the western boundary of the National Park has the fresh water dolphins and other aquatic life such as the gharial, otters and turtles to mention the few.

How to get there ? To reach Dolphin Manor from Kathmandu, one can fly toNepalgunj which takes about 1hr. 10 mins. and airport transfers are conducted by Dolphin Manor for its guests.
One can also take 14- 15hrs long, regularly conducted local bus journey or travel by private vehicles (appro. driving time 12hrs) hired straight to Dolphin Manor.

SERVICES & FACILITIES

Dolphin Manor offers a wide variety of activities such as elephant safari, a raft or dugout canoe trip down the River Karnali, four wheel jeep safari through the Park, walk about in the Tharu village, experience of the local culture and dance, white water rafting and trekking.

Special programs are planned for the groups, students or to suit the individual interest to give the best experience in the Eco-tourism and the wildlife.

SUSUS the fresh water dolphins

Where is it?
Nepal's longest and the largest river Karnali is situated in the West Nepal, the part yet untouched and sparsely populated region. The river together with its tributaries drains most of Western part of Nepal. The river is best run at low flow during November to April.

The Susus also know as the Gangetic River Dolphins, frolic along the lower floats of this river. They are unique creatures existing on this planet as endangered species. These river dolphins face the problems of habitat degradation of over fishing, hunting, the effects of barrages and dams.
Susus habit the creeks and smaller tributaries during the monsoon and during the dry season adults are seen in the main channels, younger ones prefer to stay in the tributaries
These dolphins don't enter the sea.

  • Long sharp front teeth and thicken beak towards the end, round belly.
  • At birth 7.5 lbs., adults weigh about 70 to 90kg and grow upto 5 to 8.5ft.
  • Females have longer beaks.
  • These river dwellers are mostly greyish brown.
  • Blind, swim around and find food using echolocation system.
  • Seen alone, in pairs or in smaller groups.
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