Rajnas see Rhinos!

 

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In Chitwan National Forest, we went for a morning jungle walk. We saw tiger tracks (photo below) as well as rhino and elephants footprints, rhino scat, and we even saw a peacock fly! Who knew they could do that! A very electric Blue Kingfisher bird flew by us and we saw Barking deer, monkey and TWO RHINO in the morning walk. (photo above) We watched one eating tall grass and the other one was behind the grass but we heard its sounds and saw it walking away!!

We walked on a dirt track and in jungle on dense leaves and twigs. Single file. Guides in front and back of George and I with a stick like a broom. It reminded me of our walk on Rincha Island in Indonesia when we went to see the Komodo dragons and our guide carried a forked stick. Our walk was from 7am-10:30am, we were met at our hotel, Chitwan Gaida Lodge, and we walked to the river. Getting into the canoe took longer than getting across the river, and then  we went walking.

In Sri Lanka, a few summers ago, we went by jeep to see elephants and it was great. I was excited for our afternoon jeep excursion. At 1pm, they gathered seven  tourists and we went again with the canoe, and into the jeep.

We saw two large government elephants on the road, and we saw spotted deer. Our jeep stopped and there in the grass was a large rhino. She seemed to notice us and turn, and the guide said everyone sit down and we LEFT. Our 2nd one (or 4th for the day) was in the water, a bit far from us but it was a lovely spot.

We saw more birds, and the crocodile breeding area. I always thought there crocodiles and alligators but it turns our there is a third branch in the family: gharial-from Nepal and India!  (photo at bottom) During the rest of the afternoon we saw more monkeys, storks, eagles, peahen and peacock flying. We enjoyed the setting, the company, the animals and a lovely sunset.

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a television host, travel journalist as well as a passionate artist, educator and writer who has explored 101 countries, 6 continents and sailed on cruise ships for seven years on the high seas and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which was read in 212 countries in 2018 and named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blog and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one million views on her YouTube channel. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on both Twitter and Facebook, has over 150,000 followers across social media and ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. She has been a finalist for six Southern California Journalism Awards in the past three years and won an award for her Jewish Journal article. Niver has written for AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres (United Airlines), Jewish Journal, Luxury Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Myanmar Times, National Geographic, POPSUGAR, Robb Report, Saturday Evening Post, Scuba Diver Life, Sierra Club, Ski Utah, Smithsonian, Trivago, USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Scary Challenges Before 50,” about her most recent travels and challenges. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip. http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

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