camp is centrally located at the reserve's
eastern edge, a known site good for
birds and wildlife. It is easily accessed
from the east-west highway which is
only 6 km away. The reserve headquarters
is also a similar distance from the
camp. Close to several waterholes, Koshi
Camp is furnished with 11 large natural-colour
luxury safari tents with a spacious
dining and a bar. At one time, the camp
can hold a maximum of 22 guests only.
For guests looking for 'extra adventures'
we organize several exciting and memorable
tours. For many who are looking for
peace and tranquility this is an ideal
place. On a clear day, you may be lucky
to see the world's 5th highest mountain
'Makalu' from your tent !
Three months have gone by since our
last Garuda was sent to you. Koshi Camp
greener and fresher after the monsoon.
We have opened our camp from since October
1st and have already hosted several
The sight of male Pied Harriers flying
over the Koshi Camp every evening reminds
the onset of winter in the lowlands
of Nepal. Flocks of wintering buntings
are seen in the camp and elsewhere.
These often fly around, mixed with resident
Baya and varieties of munia. Several
Indian Flying Foxes (one of the largest
fruit bats of the world) come every
night to feed on fruiting trees of the
camp. Grasslands across the mighty Koshi
River are in white flowers and the distant
views of Mount Makalu (world's fifth
highest mountain peak in the world)
on a clear morning is just awesome.
We would like to invite you all to share
this feeling and sight with us here
at Koshi Tappu !
The most exciting news from the camp
include continuous presence of globally
threatened Swamp Francolin. One family
with up to 5 individuals was seen in
front of the dining hall resting on
a grass tunnel. Dr Seb Buckton, Senior
Research Scientist at Wildfowl and Wetland
Trust was our opening guest for this
season who witnessed the Swamp Francolin
family and several other birds at our
camp premises. Dr Buckton was on a wetland
supported by a grant from the Darwin
Initiative, UK government. As an expert
on wetland ecology, Dr Buckton has praised
our effort to conserve the habitats.
Jungle Cat and a flock of medium sizedfruit
bats are resident at Koshi Camp. Although
rich in bat fauna, not much is known
about their identity, status and distribution
in Nepal. Koshi Camp could be an exciting
centre also for those who would like
to study bats. Similarly, butterflies,
dragonflies and damselflies are found
in plenty at Koshi but again not much
is know especially about the latter
A visit to the Barrage in October revealed
at least 3 Fresh Water Dolphins. Koshi
Barrage continues to be an exciting
bird watching destination with scores
camp is run by a group of field naturalists
who previously worked for other tour
operators. The camp operates on the
principle of fair trading and provides
benefits to its staff in various ways.
This camp is an example and encouragement
for all field staff who share the profits
from the camp. We support nature conservation,
awareness and social education activities
that are run by different organizations.
Presently, Koshi Camp, is one of the
two main sponsor of Bird Conservation