Royal Chitwan National Park (3000 m - 8000 m)
René excitedly called in today with news of his arrival and
first safari at the Chitwan National Park. He is staying in the northern
part of the park at the Hermitage Hotel in
Sauraha on the
banks of the Rapti River. The people are very friendly and the hotel good.
He saw Asian crocs, a wide variety of birds and also visited the Elephant
Breeding Centre where he viewed a number of beautiful baby elephants (and
their Moms). Goodness, those of us who live in Africa are quite puzzled
by the existence of an elephant breeding centre!
A wonderful sunset was enjoyed at the end of the day
although a liberal amount of
Peaceful Sleep had to be applied to scare off the mozzies. Tomorrow
is looking forward to a birding safari with his own guide.
The Impeyen Pheasant - National Bird of
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