The wildlife sanctuary is called so after the Bhadra River which flows through the lush forests. The lush green vegetation of the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary consists of mostly moist and dry deciduous forests. More than 120 species of trees grow here, which include Teak, Rosewood, Mathi, Honne, Nandi, Tadasalu and Kindal.
The wildlife safari in Bhadra is conducted by River Tern Lodge in their jeeps. There is no safari undertaken by the Government. There are two time slots when this safari can be taken - morning(6:30 AM) and evening (4:30 PM).