Elephant back safari is a most suitable way to spot wildlife closely with your naked eyes. It is also the safest way as other animals will not notice people on the elephant’s back. Sometimes if you are lucky enough, you will get to see wild animals close up to 1-meter distance.
Elephant back safari is mostly preferred by people to enter the dense jungle to observe wild animals and birds from up close. High off the ground, comfortably nestled on a silvery, rumpled back, these gentle animals will transport you on a serene meander into the depths of the lush jungle. It feels majestic and exciting to be in the middle of the wild forest on this magnificent grey giant along with other animals only seen on television. The singing of wild birds adds more enjoyment to the safari.
Four-person can ride an elephant at a time with one mahout. A mahout is a person who handles the elephant and has a close bond with the elephant. Elephant understands each instruction given by the mahout and mahout has the capability of understanding the elephant’s unique character and traits. Being on the elephant’s back gives you the opportunity to view the magnificent animals and birds in their natural habitat. During the trip, you are never alone as the rider sits in front of the seats provided to you.
You will encounter with so many wild things including kingfisher, deer, rhino, wild boars, sloth, Rhesus monkey, jackals, Civets, Mongooses. Usually, it is easy to spot animals such as rhino, sloths, and deers – these animals live in the least disturbed areas of the jungle. Exploring Chitwan on elephant’s back certainly has advantages – being at the top and feeling like royals.
How to go for Jungle Safari
You need a National Park to permit to enter the jungle which costs Nrs 1500 which is used for the protection and preservation of the wildlife. We can manage everything for you if you book us. Also, we have well trained mahout with extensive knowledge of the forest and wildlife. You should follow the instructions given by mahouts as he knows your ride and jungle closely.
What to carry
- A high-quality camera
- Sunscreen lotion
- First aid kit
- Long Pants and Long-Sleeved Shirts
Once your safari is complete, you can offer fruits to the elephant to show your gratitude. Feeding can be done either by putting fruits on the ground or by putting it their trunk. Also, offering your lose dollars to the mahout will show your gratitude.