Having booked into a nearby lodge only to find the beds were rock hard we set about finding another place to stay for our 12 day 'hang out' at Chitwan.
We walked into River View Jungle Camp and Gopal showed us one of the brand new rooms overlooking the river where the elephants bath.....the rooms were really well equipped and the view across the river to the national park must be the best in town. Our private balcony was perfect for sitting with a G&T to watch the sunset, coffee while watching the elephants take their morning bath and to watch the wildlife.
The beds are super comfy, the bedding spotless, the hot shower is walled keeping the rest of the bathroom dry and there is free wifi (during our stay the router was broken and should now be repaired so we picked up a lower signal from the restaurant).
Madhav (the boss), Krishna, Gopal and all the rest of the staff were wonderful.....the answer was always 'yes' before we asked the question.
It's just a two minute walk to the village shops and restaurants and our trip into the park was well organised and well priced.....we saw many rhino, crocs and birds. It's a pleasant hours walk to the elephant breeding centre.
Finally, somehow they seem to have been adopted by a wild rhino!! Twice during our stay a rhino crossed the river to graze on the grass near the riverfront bar and I have pictures taken from a scary 5m to prove it!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It is situated at the edge of the Rapti River near Chitwan National Park. We have cottages(attached bathroom equipped with 24-hours running hot and cold water facilities)spread in large area with flowers and plants that make you feel as though in paradise in our Jungle World.We provide you friendly service and take better care of you, We look forward to giving you Nepalese hospitality and sharing the jungle World with you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- River View Jungle Camp Nepal/Sauraha