A 5:30 am wakeup call, tea and coffee with a view, and then at 6:00 am it was time for our adventure into the jungle.
The elephants crossed the river ahead of us.
While we were transported by canoe.
Chitwan National Park was declared a National Park in 1973 and designated as a World Heritage Site in November of 1984.
It is home of the last Nepalese population of endangered one-horned Asian rhinoceros which we were privileged to see.
We also saw deer ...
a beautiful butterfly ...
an owl ...
an eagle ...
and the footprint of a Bengal tiger but not the tiger itself.
There was nearly a constant drizzle the entire time we were on the jungle walk.
It was so enlightening to see how the elephants navigate their way through the forest and grassland.
Getting on and off the elephants was a feat in itself. Zack literally threw himself off both times we rode.
Our first outing with the elephants ended mid-morning.
Back at the lodge we were able to have a refreshment and then rest a bit before lunch and our next acvtivities which included an ox & cart ride to visit a Tharu village, canoe ride to a crocodile breeding center and a final jungle walk.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. (Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian Prime Minister, 1889-1964)
Have a terrific Thursday! Friendship blessings, Tammy