Bamboo Travel Welcomes Good News for Asian Wildlife
By: Bamboo Travel
From Nepal, Bamboo learned that the number of wild one-horned rhinos in Nepal is on the increase, with recent surveys showing that numbers have increased by over 100 since 2015.
These magnificent creatures were once on the brink of extinction but, due to amazing work being done in Nepal and India in recent years, its official status has changed from 'endangered' to 'vulnerable'. There is still much work to be done but this recent positive news gives great hope for the future of these majestic beasts!
The best place in Nepal to see one of these fascinating creatures for yourself is by taking a jeep safari in Chitwan National Park, which can be easily included on any Bamboo Travel tour of Nepal, including the 14-day Classic Nepal.
The trip costs £2295 per person (two sharing), and highlights include exploring the Kathmandu Valley, tours of Nuwakot and Bandipur, a guided hike in the Himalayas, and wildlife spotting (including the rhino) in Chitwan National Park.
Nuwan is one of Bamboo Travel's key contacts in Sri Lanka and, in usual times, he spends his days making sure all Bamboo Travel guests are having a great time.
Often travelling with friends from the Ceylon Wild Safaris camp, he reports that the leopard population throughout Sri Lanka is definitely increasing and that since visitor numbers have decreased, many leopard territories now overlap.
Comments Nuwan: "In these areas females often mate with two or three males, so that the cubs are protected by the adult males who believe them to be their own."
He has also had some great leopard sightings in the less visited Kumana National Park, which lies to the east of Yala, and can be visited from Arugam Bay. It can also be combined with time in the Gal Oya National Park.
Leopard spotting can be enjoyed on a number of Bamboo Travel's itineraries including the 17-day Birds and Wildlife of Sri Lanka (https://www.bambootravel.co.uk/
Both trips include flights, all transportation, accommodation, meals as per each itinerary, sightseeing, entrance fees, activities and a guide.
Bamboo Travel (020 020 7720 9285, bambootravel.co.uk)
Mick Thompson, Travel Dog PR