Maruni Sanctuary Lodge
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMaruni Sanctuary Lodge Sauraha
The Maruni Lodge was great. Unfortunately you can no longer stay at the Tiger Tops Lodge so world renowned till the government stepped in and closed it down because it was inside the park parameters. Best part though is that Gauri Malakar was a manager at Tiger Tops so she will make it all perfect. Rooms comfortable. Quiet other than the noises of nature. Food excellent, gardens very nice. Shower is all in one with the bathroom...workable. Evening entertainment great. Wonderful stay.
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Met an Australian girl also staying at the lodge.
The elephants were beautiful and took us so well through the forest.
... patrol sneaks in and camps about 50 metres below us, wonder if the rhinos put the wind up them when they are close - I guess maybe, but maybe they just shoot if it's a bit life threatening ! Sunil has one of his " fireside chats" on the history of Nepal tonight. It's very interesting, how this country was much larger and Darjeeling area was ceded off and many other things we hear about - I think I'll revisit my India and Nepal history reading when I get home. Namaste for ...
... poaching. However, as the carrying capacity of protected and wild areas is reached, older Tigers become less able to compete with younger ones for hunting and mating territory. They may find it easier to take down domestic animals than wild ones, bringing them to more populated areas. Which of course sets up conflict with farmers and villagers. Tigers that kill livestock or, on occasion, people, are hunted and killed. Rhinos that steal a little ...
... and an elephant safari in the afternoon. A very busy day.
Armed with our stinking colds we started the day at 6am to try and avoid the heat... we were sweating buckets by 7am! The canoe trip failed to provide any crocodiles... the jungle walk was done on well worn paths so whilst we saw some deer in the distance, no rhinos or sloth bears were in evidence. There was a very nice common tiger... butterfly, but I failed to get a photo. As I ...
... around 07:30 when a random guy from the group decided to take us, and settled us into a canoe made from a hollowed out tree. It was completely made by hand, and thus was totally lopsided and creaky, and really didn't look like it could support five people. I was a total baby when getting in, as I really thought I was going to fall out and into the water, but eventually I was in.
Once we'd launched, and our guide was at the back with what looked like ...