Our adventure in Chitwan National Park...
8th December 2010
After a quick dash to the German Bakery (recommended to us by Chelsea and Gisenta from our group) for breakfast, we ate a couple of Cinnamon swirls washed down with the most delicious coffee we’ve had so far and then stocked up on some healthy Danish pastries and cookies to see us through our 4.5 hour road trip to Chitwan National Park. Deciding to sit right at the back of our bus so we could get some sleep, we were soon bouncing around all over the place, finding it hard just to sit let alone sleep!! Once we’d put our iPods on and were admiring the fabulous views once again, the miles just disappeared and before we knew it, we were pulling in to the Sapana Village Resort in Chitwan National Park – our home for the next 2 nights – which was situated along a dirt path between fields full of bright yellow rapeseed which just looked spectacular in the bright sunshine.
We checked into our room and had one hour before we were off to the elephant breeding centre to see the captive and resident elephants used to increase the elephant population in the area. There was also a small museum there explaining everything about the breeding programme, and everything you needed to know about an elephant! After a quick wander around the tiny museum, and a few photos of the elephants, we were headed back to the hotel for a quick shower before dinner.
As the hotel was in the middle of nowhere, we could only eat at the hotel restaurant. It had been a long day, and after dinner everyone just headed off to their beds, including us. In the morning we’d be off on our Elephant Safari so it was to be another fairly early start for us.