Koshi Camp is a simple but comfortable permanent tented camp run by a team of Nepal’s top naturalists especially for wildlife enthusiasts, wildlife photographers and ornithologists wishing to explore Nepal’s unique Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve. The Camp consists of 12 large walk-in tents, or ‘tented rooms’, each with twin beds and simply furnished. Each tent has its own terrace and attached toilet and shower room (offering wonderfully hot showers for those cooler winter’s evenings) and is set beneath a thatched roof in local style. A separate dining hall accommodates both our restaurant and bar, which serves a variety of drinks, plus a small library of natural history books for your reference. There is clean running water (hot and cold) for showers, and drinking water can be obtained without charge from the bar. Although the camp accommodation is both cosy and comfortable (with hot water bottles to be found in the beds on cold nights!), the accommodation and facilities at Koshi Camp are simple rather than luxurious. However, this is unquestionably the best place to stay for anyone wishing to visit and explore this very special reserve, in which may be found a great many mammals and birds found nowhere else in Nepal! Our grounds alone are a ‘wildlife reserve’ of high quality, but for further exploration, especially of Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve itself, we offer guided walks, jeep safaris, river rafting and night-time spotlighting.
The meals served at Koshi Camp by our head chef, Kanchha, are tasty and wholesome. They are prepared from fresh local ingredients and based around staple Western, Chinese and Nepalese/Indian recipes, any freshly-made curries served being mild rather than very spicy. Dinners, and lunches when taken at Koshi Camp, generally consist of three courses – often with a soup starter, meat, vegetable and rice/potato main course, followed by a fruit or rice-based dessert. At breakfast, you may choose as much or as little as you wish from a choice of porridge, cereal, eggs, toast/jam and fruit, accompanied by juice and tea or coffee. On the occasions when exploring the reserve requires an early start with breakfast and/or lunch in the field, packed meals are provided, based around local breads (chapati, puri, naan, roti, paratha, etc), cold chicken, eggs, fresh fruit, homemade crisps and fruit juice. Our chef will also happily prepare vegetarian or vegan meals on request, though should you have any other special dietary requirement it would be best to contact our Kathmandu or UK office in advance to be sure it can be catered for. There’s also a bar which serves a limited choice of soft drinks as well as beer, wine and spirits.