Nepal is rich in lush green wildlife. The tropical jungles of the Terai preserve some of the best wildlife habitat that can be found in Asia. Out of the total geographical area of Nepal, 16% is occupied by National Parks, wildlife reserves and conservation areas. Jungle safaris on the back of an elephant are one of the most thrilling experiences on wildlife adventure tours. Parsa Wildlife Reserve, Bardia National Park, Chitwan National Park and the Shukla Phanta wildlife reserve offer jungle safaris on elephant back or jeep rides. The Terai region can get rather hot during the summer months and more temperate during the winters.
It is recommended that visitors carry cool clothes, good walking shoes, shady hats and sunscreen during the summer. The rainy season invites mosquitoes and leeches in the jungles. Mosquito repellant, anti-diarrhea tablets and anti-histamines can be handy during the summer and rainy months.