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Chitwan - day 15

The morning was a very lazy one, for obvious reasons! But we all gathered together around lunch time to set off for our jungle safari. It was a short walk to a small canoe to get us across the river, then up to the jeeps which would drive us through the jungle. The trees were amazing, and huge, and old. Some gnarled and twisted, some utterly dead straight, and others pointed and burnt by the wild fires. We saw a bunch of different animals, Asian paradise flycatchers - an amazing little bird which looked like a dragon, loads of water buffalo, a couple of Bison, two spotted deer, which were beautiful and majestic, with their giant antlers, a load of monkeys, and then the best one - a rhino taking a bath! He was so close to us, and because it wasn't dark this time, we could actually see him! It was so cool! He was right there - right in front of my eyeballs! We were all in utter awe. The ride back to base was less exciting after that, but it was still beautiful and peaceful - there's so much to be said for being in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by nature, mostly untouched by man.

Heading back to the reality of the town, we realised we were all a little hungry, so we went back to the same restaurant to enjoy the view one more time. Once again we were treated to an incredible sunset, with delicious food. After the night before's antics we all had an early night to prepare for the journey to Pokhara in the morning.

Posted by RaeRae8183 08:08 Archived in Nepal Tagged rhino chitwan chitwan_national_park

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