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Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge

Thakurdwara, Bardia, Nepalgunj, Bardia National Park Nepal
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#11 of 26 Speciality lodging in Bardia National Park
Specialist wildlife safari lodge on very edge of Bardia National Park. The only property with a lease concession to operate inside the park and to have a tented camp deep in the jungle. Private elephants for safaris, with expert local nature guides, good rooms and simple, homely food. Strong community support partnership program and strict responsible conservation tourism ethos to mitigate impacts and ensure social and environmental benefit. This lodge was the first in Bardia.
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Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Indoor play area for children
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Car park
Bar / lounge
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Car hire
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Bottled water
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Family rooms
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Yojana R wrote a review Mar 2021
3 contributions11 helpful votes
Our trip to Bardiya National Park was planned just a day before going and had booked Tiger Tops- Karnali lodge for 2 nights. We were greeted with towels and welcome drinks which was quite refreshing after the travel. The Hotel employees were quite supportive and explained well about the property, the sustainability principles that it strived for and the activities that can be done during our stay. They took note of our meal preferences and also incorporated special requests (it was my friend's birthday and they arranged for a cake). They have implemented proper Covid-19 safety protocols like entertaining fewer groups at one time, placement of sanitizer, masks etc. at adequate places. Rooms- The rooms are built keeping in mind Nepalese architecture and is not the luxury room one might expect- but is quite comfortable and has a very good ambience. This gives us a true jungle lodge feel, they have placed sanitizer, odomos, toiletries and all amenities one might need during the stay. Meals- The best part about the stay was the food. It is freshly prepared, from local produce mostly and there is a mix of Continental and Nepalese food to satiate your taste buds. We loved the egg curry and their bread is yum. They also took note of our special request on food - appreciated Employees- The Hotel employees and the locals are very humble and extended great hospitality. They always took note of our requests and assisted us with a smiling face. They really are the heart of the property.
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Date of stay: March 2021
dontworrymysoul wrote a review July 2020
London, United Kingdom16 contributions11 helpful votes
Our trip to Karnali lodge was a very last minute decision, and I was very pleasantly surprised by how it went. For various reasons we were in Chitawan but had planned to spend time in Bardia. The team at Tiger Tops swiftly arranged for a car to pick us up from Chitawan and drive us to their lodge in Bardia. This was done with very little effort and once we arrived in Bardia, our experience began. We were greeted by Gansu, our guide and manager for the duration of our stay, and a few other members of staff, with a refreshing drink and a very warm welcome. We had been upgraded to the Signature room, which was a delight, with solar showers and an extremely comfortable and large bed. The room was very large and well laid out, and the bathroom luxurious with a delicious smelling soap (which Tiger Tops should sell). The food over the three days was delicious, and we were informed that most of the produce was grown onsite. During our stay we were shown the kitchen garden, which the staff take great pride in and provides guests with healthy and filling meals. I have to admit that at the end of the stay that I happily waddled out, after indulging in all meals and deserts. The chef has a very light hand with cakes.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Jigs Gaton wrote a review Jan 2020
Kathmandu, Nepal89 contributions16 helpful votes
We spent New Years 2020 with family and friends @ Tiger Tops Karnali, and it was a trip never to forget. From the jeep safaris to the excellent service, there is no comparison to any other lodge in Nepal, and perhaps the world (I've been to several around the globe). Starting out as tiger-hunting camp founded by two Texans, this camp has grown into anti an eco-friendly place that strives to preserve nature by any means possible - including no-elephant riding and just a little carbon footprint. The guides are knowledgable, speak perfect English, and always carry a bird book. They know the forest well, and excursions into the park are just magical. Walks outside the camp are just as interesting, as an authentic Tharu village is just outside the gate. I've been living in Nepal for 20 years now (been all over the place on motorbike) and this is by far my favorite place to stop.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: Don't worry, they are all very nice, if not unique. You can even take a hot shower, 24x7 :)
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wxyz1234abc wrote a review Dec 2019
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The hospitality and attention to detail was amazing, from picking us up at the airport, through our entire stay, to dropping us off at the airport. This is the most well-run lodge we have ever stayed in. The room was beautiful (very clean), the food was amazing, and the birds and wildlife were well worth the trip. And our guides in the park were helpful, friendly, and very knowledgeable.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Mike W wrote a review Dec 2019
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Envision waking up to a hot cup of tea to sit on the porch with a friend to watch the sun rise through the jungle. Followed by the best smiles of the year from fantastic staff preparing breakfast. Then spend the day with Krishna your guide exploring a beautiful jungle for Tigers, birds and rhino’s. Returning to a spectacular lodge. Fantastic week, Thank You
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Date of stay: December 2019
USD 242 - USD 324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
karnali jungle hotel bardia national park
NepalMid-Western RegionBheri ZoneBardia National Park
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sunsetview Cafe & Jungle Bar, Out Of The Box Cafe & Rasta Bar, and Freedom Beer Bar Restaurant.
Does Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.