At Machan, a team of expert naturalists has been formed under the leadership of Dr. Charles Ramble, an anthropologist and naturalist with wide experience of Nepal. They will share their knowledge of the jungle’s flora and fauna as they guide you on elephant back and in Land rovers, on nature walks and bird-watching excursions.
When the spirit of the explorer-adventurers is strongest, we will trek with you into the dense forests of the Churia hills, the last domain in Chitwan where wild elephants still roam. Hidden in this remote region are the remains of ancient settlements that the jungle has reclaimed. To appreciate MACHAN fully we recommend a visit of not less than 3 days.
We provide our guests with the experience of sun downer at the bank of Narayani river to witness the serene view of sunset, with more surprises awaiting!
This program is basically about elephants. We will take you to a briefing area close to the elephant stables and explain you about their evolution, food, social habits etc (For those who are interested, there is even a crash course in riding and leading the elephants). After the briefing, interested[...]
This safari is done on elephant’s back on a special seating made by wooden frame called ‘Howdah’. For your comfort, a cushion is placed on Howdah. Maximum of 4 individuals can ride at a time to explore the jungle and different wildlife. This exciting ride lasts for 2-3 hours. The Mahout (elephant ma[...]
At Machan Wildlife Resort, a team of expert naturalists has been formed under the leadership of Dr. Charles Ramble, an anthropologist and naturalist with wide experience of Nepal. They will share their knowledge of the jungle’s flora and fauna as they guide you on elephant back and in Landrovers, on[...]
This exciting walk with nature will introduce you the main feature of western Chitwan’s Sal forest, open grassland and riverine jungle. Our guides will help you identify some species of birds, plants and other wildlife that you may encounter. This program lasts about 2-3 hours.
Learn about how the majority of villages live, spend time with their friends in their houses, wonder around the village, and enjoy the stunning views. Our tour will give you an understanding of life in Nepali villages.
This activity involves boating in a patela boat with life jackets in the calm Narayani river. It is a splendid and experience that provides you with the sightings of crocodiles, aquatic birds and river banks. Experience the 30 minutes of exciting and peaceful ride with the scenic views of Chitwan's[...]
The most famous local tribe of Chitwan ‘The Tharus’ perform their cultural stick dance. They are basically farmers and spend most of their daytime working in the field. During the festivals they gather and enjoy the togetherness with this kind of traditional dancing. The stick dance is one of the mo[...]
Jeep safari is an enthralling and spectacular off-road journey into the jungle. Feel the fresh jungle air on your face while the open top jeep manoeuvres in the deepest of jungle. You might be lucky and be able to spot some breath-taking animal sightings!
Our playful and joyous elephants will splash you loads of water. This one will give you a life-time experience. Beat the summer heat with the cool river water and have some bonding time with the elephants!