Riding an elephant through the silent jungle catching wildlife by surprise; it will be one of your most enduring experiences in Nepal. The jungles in the southern and south-western parts of Nepal are only a half hour to an hour’s flight away. Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park are home to an incredible variety of mammals, reptiles and birds. The former is recognized as the best preserved conservation area in all Asia with a fascinating range of wildlife roaming free. With their natural habitat well preserved the animals are thriving. Among these are some endangered species: the Greater one-horned rhinoceros and the most sought after Royal Bengal tiger.