Location and getting here 

Approximately twenty minutes flying time from Kathmandu takes you to Bharatpur airport. Here you will meet with our staff from the Camp, who will drive you for approximately an hour to the edge of Chitwan National Park where the Elephant Camp is situated.

Tiger Tops Elephant Camp GPS coordinates: 27 degrees 34′ 3” N, 84 degrees 6′ 12” E

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What to bring

  • Long trousers and a long sleeved t-shirt are essential when working with the elephant
  • A warm fleece
  • T-shirts
  • A pair of trousers
  • A pair of good walking boots and/or trainers are a must – the shoes must be closed!
  • A shawl for the evenings
  • A sun hat
  • A head torch. The tents are equipped with electricity, a table lamp and a hand torch. You will find he head torch to be very practical.
  • Mosquito repellent

Safety

On arrival you will recieve a short briefing on safety in and around the camp. However, we want you to be properly prepared so that you will have a safe and fun experience with the elephants, so here are a few brief guideluines before you arrive.

  • The elephants are potentially dangerous animals and you should always keep a fair amount of distance when the elephant’s mahout (driver) is not around. When approved by the mahout you may walk alongside the elephant.
  • Wear shoes, especially if you walk around camp at night time. The Therai is home to many different species, among them many kinds of snakes. Most of them are harmless, but a few are poisonous. By wearing shoes you will be protected, should you be so unfortunate to step on one.
  • Always bring a torch when you walk in the dark or when it is getting dark, and you know that you will have to make your way through the darkness later. This is for the same reason as above.

Practicalities

The Camp has limitations to hot water, so please show respect to your fellow guests and the environment by limiting the time you spend in the shower.