Sauraha, Chitwan National Park, Nepal

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6 hours from Kathmandu, back towards the Indian border and we swapped snow jackets for mozzie spray, suntan lotion and humidity, to get our jungle safari on.

To save on our National Park fees we packed into one day an Elephant Safari & Jeep Tour, in the hope of seeing wild Rhinos and Tigers. 2h in and all we’d clocked was a rooster. It’s a toss up what was more excruciating, being rattled around on the top of an elephant or in a 4×4 jeep for 4 hours, but we were both kind of underwhelmed by the whole thing.

The main problem of afternoon was sharing a jeep with the Nepali loudmouth twins who both looked just like Nadia off Big Brother. Dressed in florissant skin-tight jeans and 6 inch wedges, they giggled, screamed and clapped when an animal came within 20m of us.

The last hour was the most productive as we drove along a path close to a watering hole. It wasn’t quite The Lion King, but we did manage to see rhino, monkeys, deer, kingfisher, and the glimpse of a shadow of a sloth bear (we think). Although it may well have also been our guide in a bear suit to liven the whole thing up a little. The jury is still out.

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