What to Bring

Most of the year only light clothing is required, but mornings and evenings can be cold, particularly from November to February, so you will need a warm sweater and jacket. A waterproof is also useful for early morning elephant safaris to keep out the moisture dripping from the trees. For most of the activities it is recommended that you wear long trousers and lightweight boots, and for elephant safaris long-sleeved shirts or jackets will protect you from cuts and scratches whilst moving through the jungle. Clothes should be neutral, jungle, colours such as beige, brown, khaki and green – colours that will least disturb the wildlife and help you blend in with the environment.

Malaria has not been endemic in Chitwan since the 1960s, but there is always the possibility of a stray malarial mosquito, so if you wish to take anti-malarial tablets, please do so. However, the best way to avoid malaria and itchy bites is not to get bitten in the first place, so please bring a good insect repellent. Sun block, a sun hat, and sunglasses are also necessary, and it is useful to bring a torch.

With regard to equipment, binoculars are important if you want to see wildlife in detail and, of course, don’t forget your camera, charger, and other accessories.