Tiger Tops Tented Camp - INTRODUCTION
Tiger Tops Tented Camp, situated 75 miles south west of Kathmandu, at an elevation of 450 feet above sea level, is in the heart of Royal Chitwan National Park, a 500 square miles area of tall grassland and magnificent forests and wetlands.All the double rooms, many in tree-houses or private bungalows, are attractively furnished with solar shower, fan and lighting.
The Gol Ghar (Round House) forms the centre of the lodge and contains the dining hall and lounge area. With its huge domed roof and central open hearth it will be your special place for relaxation. Nepalese and Western cuisineis served and a fully stocked bar is open till the last guest retires to bed.
Activities at the Tented Camp include safaris on elephant and by river boat, jungle walks, birdwatching excursions, and expeditions by Landrover. Our renowned naturalists, (some of whom have over 30 years' experience), will introduce you to the fantastic array of flora and fauna in the Park. (They will be at hand all times to answer your questions.)
The wildlife of Chitwan includes the endangered Greater One Horned rhinoceros, several species of deer, sloth bear, wild boar, fresh water dolphin, the marsh mugger and gharial crocodiles, over 450 species of birds, leopards and the elusive, Royal Bengal tiger.
"Experience The Jungle Under Canvas" The smaller and lower-key sister to Jungle Lodge, Tented Camp has a similarly glorious location in the heart of Chitwan National Park. A true wilderness in every sense of the word with its extraordinary humidity, lush riverine grasslands, densely forested hills and comforting background choir of crickets singing, the park is also home to a plethora of wildlife including a staggering number of bird species and the majestic and elusive Royal Bengal Tiger.
With twelve safari-style tents each with an adjoining bathroom, Tented Camp is a discreet oasis and a far cry from the hustle and bustle of city life. The tents have been designed with minimal environmental impact in mind and are decorated in natural colours and fabrics. As part of our commitment to responsible tourism, Tented Camp runs almost entirely on solar energy.
"Unwind and Relax" Tented Camp is built around a central area which contains an extensive bar and an elevated viewing deck overlooking the surrounding riverine grassland, the perfect place to relax with a drink in hand as the sun sinks into the horizon. The camp is lamp-lit at night with twinkly lanterns casting a soft glow and creating a magical atmosphere.
The kitchen at Tented Camp produces simple, home-cooking using only the freshest local ingredients. A pot of tea placed gently on your verandah heralds the start of the day, and a hot water bottle tucked cosily into your sheets at night signals the onset of another solid night’s sleep.
Our expert naturalists accompany guests on twice daily walks and game drives, imparting their extraordinary knowledge of animals, flora and fauna and bringing the drama of the jungle to life. You’ll learn to read the early morning animal tracks in the soft jungle floor and recognize alarm calls as predators stalk silently through the undergrowth at dusk.
Deep in the heart of Chitwan National Park, Tented Camp offers guests the opportunity to experience the jungle in all its natural beauty and spend the night under canvas.
Kathmandu has an international airport and is easily accessed via flights with Jet Airways, Qatar Airways, Emirates and Lufthansa. There is a network of regular domestic flights within Nepal taking guests to Chitwan, Bardia and Pokhara. Our reservations team are on hand to advise on daily timetables and the best options for your itinerary. Please be aware that schedules are liable to change at very short notice.
Approximately twenty five minutes flying time from Kathmandu takes you to the Tiger Tops terminal on the grass airfield at Meghauli. Once your luggage has been loaded aboard one of our Landrovers, you will be driven approximately 10 minutes to the river bank. Here a boat will be waiting to float you gently across to the National Park side. A vehicle will be waiting for you on the other side, ready to transfer you the few kilometers to the Camp, where you will be met with cool flannels and refreshing drinks.
From day one over fifty years ago, Tiger Tops has been synonomous with conservation and over the years our core ethos of responsible tourism has stood us in good stead. We are a family-run business and many of our staff have been with us all their working lives.
Promoting conservation awareness is top of our list and in tandem with this, all four of our properties strive to make the least possible impact on the surrounding environment. We want to ensure our legacy is sustainable and we know that education is key to this.
Tiger Tops has work closely with a handful of charities, encompassing a variety of conservation and social needs, and maintain a strong link with the International Trust for Nature Conservation of which Jim Edwards was a founder member. We hope that our model serves as an example to others in Nepal and would be delighted to provide further information on request.