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Published: March 13th 2013
We spent about 2 days in Chitwan during which our hillight was cearly our few encounters with Rihnos. We spent a full day on a hiking safary starting with an hour long journey in Canoe along side the Rapti river. We soon found out that the river is fairly populated with Crocodiles, we witnessed the result of what must be the equivalent of a Full English in Croc's land 😊 (see pictures).
Our encounters with the Rhinos were quite special moments and it was a priviledged to witness such curious and ancient creature from such short distance, let aside the thrill of the danger. The noise those animals make when they run near is quite a thing as the whole ground resonate - one has to respect this magnificient animal especially when it starts walking in your direction.
With the life of the Chitwan National park and its afflux of tourist the choice of a Walking safari wasn't random, it did make me feel very unconfortable to see how Elephant get litteraly chained to their foot as soon as they return from their day work for the numerous Elephant Safaris. They did all seem fairly well fed and taken
Our very first sunset
care of but it was certainly an unseasy sight that should make most people not wanting the spend hours on their back for their own pleasure... a side of Chitwan that I did not particularily enjoy.
During those 2 days we also witnessed and participated to some local danses and did some bird watching. I have to say though, my experience of Africa's safaris and wildlife still remains miles ahead of the competition.
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