- Horse or Camel riding
- Bicycle tour
- Any trekking
- Volunteering in a “Chepang School”
By jeep, you will be able to visit a wider part of the park and see all the different vegetation. The jeep stops at a few lakes with observation towers from which you can watch the wildlife safely. You will also have the opportunity to visit the crocodile breeding center at the national park headquarters in “Kasara”.
You will find around ten to fifteen elephants bathing in the Rapti river every morning between 10 and 12 o’clock. You can just watch from the riverbank but, getting a powerful shower while sitting on the back of this big amazing animal and helping to wash it is probably one of the most enjoyable experience you can have in your lifetime. Early morning or in the evening, you can also go to visit the elephant breeding centre , three km away from Sauraha village. In there, you can learn everything about the Asian elephants, from their origin and their diet to how they are trained at the age of three. You can also watch the new born calves playing and running towards you in the search of any sweet.
Entering the jungle sitting on the top of an elephant is a good and safe way to see many animals in a short time. With this one and a half to two hours ride, you will have the chance to spot rhinoceros, deer and other species from up close.
By walking, bicycle or ox-cart, a visit to a traditional “Tharu” village will allow you to learn more about the special culture of this very interesting ethnic group. You will understand their way of farming and how they build their houses with local traditional materials only. In the evening, a “Tharu” group will also entertain you with some very dynamic stick dance.
Beginning a day with a boat trip on the Rapti River is a magical experience. You can observe many different birds and two species of crocodiles (gavial and marsh mugger) while the canoe goes through the morning mist along with the rising sun.
An early morning walk through the bushes along the river with our specialist guide will allow you to see more of the migratory and resident birds living here such as cranes, egrets, herons, storks, ibis, ducks, kingfishers, parakeets, woodpeckers and many more.