Boat Safari

Katarina is a beautiful and soothing place. Forest is beautiful and it offers amazing serenity.

The tourists can also enjoy boating in Giriwa river and jungle safari facilities, during the visit. Our safari takes you through the sanctuary in an open 4×4 gypsy, with some of the most knowledgeable guides at the wheel. Keep your eyes peeled for pugmarks and mobile phones off. There’s plenty to see: Gharials, crocodiles, herds of spotted deer, peacocks in frenzy, paradise flycatchers, and crested serpent eagles. Pray hard enough and you may just earn an audience with the reigning big cats in this area.

Sprawling over 154 square meters this beautiful reserve bordering the gargantuan river Geruwa ( a tributary of Nepal’s longest river, Karnali) is a habitat for gharials. Taking a motorboat with a local guide, we spotted several of these beautiful amphibians sunning themselves on sandbars in the middle of the river, with their distinctive snout and pot like a bump on the heads. Gliding around the Maila Nala, an Amazon-like narrow inlet in the river that leads to inner channels – we spotted an Indian rock python on a rock.

If you are lucky you will also see the playful Indo-Gangetic dolphin prance in the water! The Katarniaghat’s vegetation is lush and tropical and driving through jamun and silk cotton trees, as well as tall Kan’s Grass, we saw adjutant storks, kingfishers and paradise flycatchers.

Lots of alligators to see whilst on your boat ride.

Enjoy your ride