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December 7th 2012

For the last ten days, Tiger Tops has played host to the incredibly talented documentary makers from Encompass Films who were in town to follow the story of the 31st World Elephant Polo Championships. Renowned for their quirky insights and people-centric approach to storytelling, it was a treat to watch Nadia, Dominic and Bashir craft […]

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November 30th 2012

It was a clear crisp morning, there was a cool breeze in the air, and the distant mountains were silhouetted against the winter Terai skies. The sun was out early and the polo field was set for a day of close finals tussles – and it really was anyone’s game! The Pukka Chukkas and Rusty […]

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November 29th 2012

It was a game of upsets and triumph on day four of the World Elephant Polo Championships. The division two teams battled it out in the morning, determining who would go through to the Olympic Quaiche, while the seasoned professionals took to the field in the afternoon, playing for a spot in the WEPA final. […]

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November 27th 2012

Competition intensified on day two of the World Elephant Polo Championships, with four low scoring matches but thrilling nailing biting finishes. After yesterday’s warm-up, players are more confident maneuvering their elephants, bringing skill and precision to the sport. The polo field was glistening with morning dew as the first two teams, the Afghanifants and Rusty […]

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November 26th 2012

As the sun crept its way over the jungle top, local kids gathered at one corner of the field watching with curiosity as the 31st World Elephant Polo Association (WEPA) Championships began at Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge. The tournament was off to a flying start at 8am as the reining champions, EFG Switzerland, took on […]

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November 6th 2012

Early in October our three resident elephants from the Jungle Lodge made it home. After a three week journey across the hills and plains of the Terai, encountering torrential monsoon rain, road closures and the warm welcome of villages, Ram Kali, Chan Chun Kali and Champa Kali have settled into life at Karnali Lodge. After […]

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November 5th 2012

The organic farms at both lodges are steadily growing and expanding. This October, Soorya and the team at Karnali introduced poly culture crops. Marigold flower has been integrated into the gardens to help attract pollinators and beneficial predators to manage the pests. The nursery beds are nearly ready for transplanting and the field of potatoes […]

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September 12th 2012

The morning began early at 3am, as it will for the next three weeks, to ensure the elephants are moved in maximum safety and comfort. Danbar, one of Tiger Tops longest working naturalists, explained how this enables the elephants to escape the heat and the traffic, while giving them time enough to rest, feed and […]

organic
August 30th 2012

Tiger Tops are excited to be expanding our sustainable organic farms at Karnali and Tharu Lodges, to become the first self-sufficient safari resort in Nepal. Headed by Australian Conservation Biologist, Soorya Koch, we are envisioning a large organic farm that will supply the produce for 80-120 guests and staff at Karnali. Our menus will serve […]

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August 28th 2012

During the monsoon season, Tiger Tops has been making a fresh start. Led by Danish interior decorator, Mette Otzen, we have been renovating our lodges and designing unique handcrafted furniture and accessories to adorn the interiors. With a flare for incorporating local aesthetics with contemporary design, Mette has been working on a few signature pieces […]