Hotel Wildlife Camp
Travel Blogs from Sauraha
... an hour and we ended up at the elephant breeding center, hot and sweaty once again. I was so exhausted that I had to force myself to take every step forward. On the bright side, an 11 month-old baby elephant came up to greet us allowing us to pet him. It felt like I was petting a hairbrush with wire-like bristles, similar to cat whiskers. You wouldn't think it but elephants are indeed covered with hair. Thankfully, after that we were given a good two hour break before ...
... though. We would highly recommend the walking safari over the Jeep safari as the guide gives you a much greater insight into animal behaviour as well as teaches you about the vegetation (even got to eat some non-poisonous wild berries...at least I hope they were safe....)
Rested for the rest of the day in the hammocks back at the lodge as it was far too hot to be doing anything.
Back in Kathmandu now then onto Tibet in the morning!
Until next time
Ann & ...
... went on an elephant safari. I rode on top of an elephant with 3 other people. We walked through the national park for 2 hours. I saw some spotted deer and a family of three one horned rhinos lounging in the water. I also saw a few monkeys during our walk but nothing cool about that. In the afternoon I went on a jeep safari further into the park. While driving along one of the roads another one horned rhino crossed the ...
... soldiers who demanded transport between camps in the park, where they are stationed to deter poachers after rhino horn and stop illegal entry from India which is just the other side of a range of low hills. I was somewhat ******-off because there was no please or thank you and I had paid mega-bucks, in Nepali terms, for the hire of the vehicle and when I took a photo which included the back of the head of the commanding officer my Guide ...
... in progress 2 of the floors are still getting built and the completion of the other 4 is debatable. But I suppose it's the best they can do with the resources available! I've been working in the ED this week the medical care is OK from what I can see even though they all run on Nepalese urgency so a patient can be sitting there with a BP of 60/30 for about 1hr. I'm there stressing out wanting to call a MET but they casually just get it sorted in their own time. Also ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed