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Thakurdwar 5, Bardia National Park Nepal
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#2 of 24 Specialty lodging in Bardia National Park
Racy shade is a jungle lodge near Bardia national park in Terai region, west southern Nepal. We offer safari activities : Jeep, elephant back, boat and above all walking safaris. Our jungle is the home of elephants, rhinoceroses and tigers.We speak french english spanish nepali and Hindi.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Breakfast available
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Extra long beds
Bath / shower
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Thakurdwar 5, Bardia National Park Nepal
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Dolpa Airport112 miSee all flights
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We arrived for at two-night stay with a voucher (completely unrealistic one). It was a bit of a shaky beginning as they really wouldn't tell us the program for the next day. The first day we had a four-hour game drive. My impression is you won't see much driving and we often stopped and 'chased' animals on the tracks. We saw armoured rhino close up and was very close to a tiger - we could hear it! Back home at dinner, the program for the next day was played out: a full day game walk to maximize the opportunity to see a tiger. We set off early morning with enough water for the day and a lunch pack - to return 10,5 hour later to the lodge. We had a great time with Daman and Sougat (our fantastic guides - very skilled, seriously interested in the animals and nature themselves, they even bought some camping chairs for us - we still miss them). The lodge is nice, good/decent food, staff friendly, atmosphere fine) - but never mind. The gamewalk was brilliant. Will be back if possible.
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Frankly safari in Bardia is hardcore, you need to walk in the jungles for hours and some days still see absolutely nothing, so compared with game drives in most African countries, the whole experience is simply different. Frankly Racy Shade is not a fancy resort as well. The facility is basic, at night you might have lovely animals visit your room, such as mouse, frogs, lizards and insects for me. After 5 full day of mosquito bites all over my body, countless waiting hours in the jungle, leech bites, sweating nonstop because of the hot and humid weather, and never dry laundry, I thought I would want to go home. But when the crew gathered at the gate to say goodbye to me, when they put their goodbye gifts on me, including one fresh flower necklace, two hibiscuses, one pearly necklace, 5 glass bracelets, and tika, I figured out I wasn’t ready to leave. I know the names of everyone in the team, they treated me just like their family. Everyday they woke up before the sunrises to make sure I got the best services, and everyday they said good night to me when they were still working. Every time I saw anyone of them they gave me the best biggest smiles. Even the people in the village next to the resort are extremely nice. Kids said namaste every time I passed by. If you consider to visit Bardia, please choose Racy Shade, their professional guides will make sure you have the best chances to see animals you want to see. I saw tiger, rhinos and elephant during my stay. Other guests into birds saw owls, eagles, king fishers, and hornbills. Please at least give it 4 days since jungles are fair, some days you see nothing and some days you hit the biggest prizes, staying for more than 3 days hugely boost your chances of seeing animals you want to see, and this resort is just too lovely, you won’t regret staying more days here!
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As soon as we got of the bus, the arrival at the resort could not have been more welcoming and friendly, and this remained so for the duration of our stay. The owners and staff all make you really feel at home in the resort. The resort has a beautiful garden and the houses are nicely decorated and clean. Beds are very comfortable as well, with musquito nets provided for. We spent four nights here and did several full-day safaries (both jeep and walking) with Racy Shade. The guides are all knowledgable and experienced about the nature in the park and we enjoyed the safaries a lot. The stay includes breakfast, lunch and dinner and was also good. Something different is prepared for each meal each day. The food is very tasty with fresh fruits and vegetables, including from their own garden. The staff is very friendly. It actually feels like one big family and they made us veel very welcoming. The owners (Nepali and French) have a lot of experience in wildlife and really care about the environment. Our stay in Bardia could not have been better!
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Racy Shade was a pleasant surprise! I wasn't sure about the place when I heard the name, but I was proved wrong. It is a beautiful rustic place retaining the mystique of the jungle, the charm of the wild, and the customs of the Tharu community that lives in and around the resort. Racy Shade is one of the few resorts in the area that has assimilated natural local products in its architecture and design. It strives to give its guest a slice of nature mixed with adventure in the midst of the jungle.
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Unfortunately we did not have more time than the two nights we stayed in this resort. The co-owners ( Nepali and French) Shree and Krish are really making you feel at home. The whole place feels like one big family and they do everything to make your trip to Bardia worth while! Very important to mention are the very comfortable beds ( good thick mattresses) and the excellent food that is served, both lunch and dinner! So if you are planning to go to Bardia, this is the place you want to go to!!
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$34 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
NepalMid-Western RegionBheri ZoneBardia National Park
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Frequently Asked Questions about Racy Shade Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Racy Shade Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Racy Shade Resort?
Top room amenities include a desk, extra long beds, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Racy Shade Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Racy Shade Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Racy Shade Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Racy Shade Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Racy Shade Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Racy Shade Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.