Inside Tiger Tops: The First Ethical Elephant Camp In Nepal
A few years ago our friends opened Tharu Lodge in Chitwan – far away from the crowded and touristic Sauraha (Thamel in Chitwan). Their approach to wildlife tourism is very different from what we have experienced elsewhere in Nepal and rest of the world – Basically you are not allowed to do anything with the beautiful animals. Just be close – and for a long time.
It’s hard to explain – but our stay at Tharu Lodge is my best experience with Elephants (and other wildlife) EVER.
Kathrine Parker-Magyar has visited the Camp for Forbes. The result is pretty good – hopefully good enough to convince the readers to go and experience these fantastic animals themselves. They deserve it 🙂
Tiger Tops has been a pioneering force in responsible tourism ever since its establishment in the southern jungles of Nepal in 1964. Today, the high-end safari company is dedicated to conservation in the region, providing travelers with the first ethical elephant experience in the nation. At Tharu Lodge, in Chitwan National Park, there’s no shortage of elephant activities for the adventurous traveler—our personal favorite being elephant sundowners.Katherine Parker-Magyar, Forbes 14 January 2020
Forbes miss a part of Tiger Tops History
A few years ago I got a mail from a friend of mine who have read a story I posted on my danish blog – about Tiger Tops and the people behind.
When you meet your friend Edward, please ask him why John Coapeman and Mette Rolff aren’t a part of Tiger Tops history on their website?
It turned out that my friend Claus Rollf’s mother played an important role in creating the legendary Tiger Tops resort in Chitwan.
I got curious and started ‘diggin’.
The result is the story about Mette Rolff – one of then two Danish Dames that plays an important role in the Birth of Tourism in Nepal.