Chitwan National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Park and one of the most visited places in Nepal due to the huge number of wildlife that can be seen here. It’s a protected area where you could see highly endangered animals such as tigers, rhinos and more.
Visiting Chitwan National Park is a once in a lifetime experience that you shouldn’t miss. It’s an affordable safari that surely won’t break your bank. But before you go, check out my list of five easy and simple survival tips for Chitwan Safari tour.
1. Bring and wear appropriate clothing. If you’re still in the planning stage, then check which season you’ll encounter when you go to Nepal. If it’s the rainy season then bring your rain gears such as rain coat and waterproof bags. If it’s the dry season, then bring clothes that are lightweight and breathable to make you feel more comfortable while doing the jungle tour.
2. Regardless of the season, bring earth tone colored clothes. According to our guides, bright colored clothes attract the animals and we’d like to stay as much as possible hidden from their sight.
3. Bring extra bottle/s of water. Some tours provide refreshments but it might not be enough for ou especially if you travel during the dry season when it could get very hot and humid. So bring an extra bottle of water to keep yourself hydrated.
4. Don’t Forget Your Mosquito/Bug Repellent Spray/Lotion. The jungle is full of insects and to minimize getting bitten by mosquitoes and other bugs, put on bugs repellent lotion before you leave your hotel.
5. Listen and follow your guides. Guides are highly trained not only in spotting wildlife but also in keeping you alive in case of a possible close encounter with a wild animal so listen carefully to his instructions. Before a tour starts, the guides will tell you of possible things to do if you come up close to a particular wild animal. Different animals entail different escape plans.
Our Chitwan National Park tour is one of the highlights of my travels last year. I saw so many endemic wild animals in the jungle of Chitwan and also tons of migratory birds. Don’t forget to bring a camera with a good zoom lens to take pictures of these magnificent creatures. 🙂