Our Team


Bishnu Thapa (Raju)

Namaste!
You can call me Raju. I have been working in the safari field as a safari naturalist since 1999, and as a trekking guide since 2010. I find my work very fulfilling and enjoyable. In late 2014, I joined Santa and Prem in running Samsara Safari Camp, in Bardia. I am your host as well as your nature guide. This profession has greatly influenced my way of seeing the world in positive way.

Born: Padampur-1, Chitwan, inner Plains of Nepal, South-West of Kathmandu
Areas of Special Interest: Birding, Wildlife conservation
Travel: Birding and Angling Tour in India for 3months-2003.
Extra Courses: Nature and Wildlife Conservation- 1999 by NTNC, BNP and WWF, Wilderness First Aid-2009 by NOLS.
Life Member: Bird Conservation Nepal, and Member: Oriental Bird Club-UK
Hobbies: Travelling, birding, reading and playing the guitar and flute


Santa Chaudhari

Namaste,
You can call me Santa. I have been working as a senior nature guide in Bardia National Park since 1999. I find my work to be very fulfilling and enjoyable. I believe it is the best way to explore the magical nature. I was born at the edge of the National Park and grew up listening to the sounds of birds. What I enjoy most is observing colours, habits and habitats of birds and Royal Bengal tiger. I joined Raj and Prem in running Samsara Safari Camp in late 2014. You will find me as your host and your naturalist when you visit Samsara Safari Camp in Bardia.

Born: Thakurdwara-2, Bardia, Mid West plains of Nepal
Areas of Special Interest: Birding and Wildlife Safari
Academic Qualification: High School Graduate
Language: English
Travel: India
Founding Vice-President: Bardia Nature Conservation Club (BNCC), Bardia National Park.
Course: Nature and Wildlife Conservation- 1999 by NTNC, BNP and WWF-Wildlife Monitoring Course- 2000 by NTNC, BNP, WWF




Prem Thapa

I am your host in Kathmandu who comes to receive you at the airport. I am also a photographer for the camp. I began my guiding career in 1994 as an Assistant Nature Guide at Royal Chitwan National Park. After a year of work as an Assistant, I under went full Guide Training through the King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation and Royal Chitwan National Park.

Born: Padampur-1, Chitwan, Inner Tropic of Nepal, South-West of Kathmandu
Areas of Special Interest: Wildlife, Culture, History, Art and Spirituality
Language: English
Academic qualification: B.A. in Cultural Tourism, Tribhuvan University.
Travel: UK, France, Italy, and Thailand
Life Member: Bird Conservation Nepal; General Member: Bird Education Society, Chitwan


Kewal Prasad Chaudhary

I am Kewal or you can call me KP. I have been working as a senior nature guide in Chitwan National Park since 2009. I find my work to be self  fulfilling and enjoyable. I believe it is the best way to explore the beautiful nature. I was born at the edge of the National Park and grew up listening to the sounds of birds. I enjoy taking pictures as much as I enjoy listening to their sound. I joined this Nepal Bird Guide team in 2017. I will be your local guide while you are in Nawalparasi Vulture conservation centre and the surrounding forest and rivers.  

Areas of Special Interest: Birding, Vulture & Conservation
Academic Qualification: BA in English & Sociology
Language: English, Tharu, Nepali, Hindi
Chairperson: Eco-Friends Club, Kawasoti-13, Laukhani, Nawalparasi.
Training: Nature Guide in 2009, Bird identifying techniques, Photography
Organization: Life member of Bird Conservation Nepal, Community Based Anti – Poaching Unit (CBAPU), CNP, 




Ram Krishna Mahato

Namaste! You can call me Ram. I have been working as a senior nature guide in Chitwan National Park since 2012. I find my work to be self  fulfilling and enjoyable. I believe it is the best way to explore the beautiful nature. I was born in a village near Chitwan National Park and grew up listening to the sounds of birds. I enjoy taking pictures as much as I enjoy listening to their sound. I joined this Nepal Bird Guide team recently. I will be your local guide while you are in Chitwan National Park.  

Areas of Special Interest: Birding, Vulture & Conservation
Academic Qualification: High School Graduate
Language: English
Organization: Life member of Bird Conservation Nepal, Bird Education Society, Nature Guide Association 
Training :  Nature Guide training (2012); Trekking Guide training (2018)
Organizational Field Work: Participants on Several Bird survey such as Churiya Hill Survey 2009- Nature Guide Association, Chisapanitar and Siraichuli Survey 2014/2017/2019 (Bird Education Society, Chitwan), Sindhuli Bird survey 2018 (NTNC, Chitwan)