We transferred to the tented camp for three nights after one night at Tiger Tops Lodge. Our tent (no 2) was perched slightly above the others and looked out north (as they all do) across the grasslands in the national park. Unfortunately the weather was not clear enough to be able to see the Himalayas beyond Chitwan. The tents are not quite to the same standard as those in the top quality African camps, but they are good enough with a separate bathroom and comfortable beds. I was also surprised that they were relatively insect-free. If you want to see the birds and mammals in Chitwan, this is the place to stay. The guides are excellent and can spot rarities with ease - I walked straight past a bamboo thicket with a trogon inside until the guide pointed it out (bird lovers will understand). No shortage of other birds, rhinos, deer, gaur, wild boar, langurs, but the tiger remained elusive despite recent footprints. There is no electricity and the camp is very atmospheric particuarly in the evening when you dine in the main hall by firelight. Elephant safaris can be arranged - they send over the elephants from the main lodge, as well as jeep safaris and river trips. Forest walks are also available and are the best way of seeing the birds, but I wondered whether the guide's stick would put off the wounded tiger which was apparently in the locality - still, it all added to the experience!
- Also Known As:
- Tiger Tops Tented Camp Hotel
- Tiger Tops Tented Camp Hotel Chitwan National Park
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tiger Tops Tented Camp lies deep in the heart of Chitwan National Park - a small camp with style and comfort complementing the expert local naturalists and nature guides who escort all guests on wildlife safaris by elephant, jeep, boat or on foot to unfold the rich diversity of flora and fauna. ... more less