Day 26: Chitwan National Park

no cycling

Yesterday evening I met a man in my hotel and we started chatting,  when suddenly they started making traditional music and danced to it,  in the yard of the next hotel,  so we got ourself in and watched it😀

At this hotel,  they start really early with the tourist program (I think it is normal for safaris). I needed to be ready at 7 to go for meeting up and going for canoeing followed by jungle walk to elephant breeding center,  where a jeep picked us up to get to the elephant bathing place. On the way to there we stopped as a black rhino was close to the road and we could watch it behind a fence.

In the morning it was really foggy for the canoeing. All the time,  we had a funny guide all the time with us☺️

The awesome guide

we even saw a crocodile 😀

We left the boats and went into the jungle on foot:

to arrive at the elephant breeding center

we stopped for a black rhino  and we were not the only one looking

to finally arrive at the elephant bathing place,  where you could get a shower on an elephant (I didn’t took one)

In the afternoon I participated at an elephant jungle safari. As one elephant can carry 4 persons plus a rider I nearly got a whole elephant with his rider for me alone as we were 9 people from my lodge and no other person around. In the last moment another jeep appeared with some chinese people, so I got an elephant with 3 of them… That lead to 1,5 h of chines talking and shouting in my back. No they couldn’t speak english… But I wasn’t there to talk to people but to do the elephant riding. It is not as comfortable as I expected but still okay. It was amazing as other animals are not running away immediately, perhaps because they are used to it and they know that no tourist will pet them as they are all locked on top of an elephant😂 So what I saw:

  • Many reindeers
  • Many little birds
  • Some peacocks
  • again a crocodile
  • 5 more rhinos
  • lots of elephants with tourists on their back

Tomorrow I will stay here do some walking or cycling without panniers,  I don’t know yet.

Something I forgot yesterday: My handlebar bag seems to break because of the rocky road. I hope it will not become a problem… I am thinking of building some security fixation incase it really brakes, because my camera,  glasses and smartphone are in there…

One thought on “Day 26: Chitwan National Park”

  1. Duerch meng Afrika erfahrung kann ech soen dass 7 auer guer net sou frei ass fir een safari 😀 ech misst um 5 prett sin! Mee sin dk iwerrascht dass do souvill rhino sin, waat eng chance! Deng Fotoen sin dk schein gin 🙂 Fannen dass sie d’Elefanten nt onbedengt schminken missten :p
    Waat ech net richteg verstannen hun, ass wei frai die Deiren do sin. Ass et just eng geschützt Reserve wou well Deiren liewen oder spillen d’Menschen schon eng grouss Roll (zB waat der Ernährung, Fortpflanzung, Pflege asw ugeet)? #audreyfragt

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