We crossed a river on one of these…
And I looked like this.
Thankfully our bus made it to Khulna in one (or two) piece(s).
There are thought to be around 400 Royal Bengal Tigers living in the Sunderbans, which is around 10% of the total worldwide population of wild tigers, and the highest population density anywhere in the world. They prey on deer, wild boar, and they are man eaters…
They say that if you do see a tiger, it will be the last thing that you ever see… We did see plenty of deer, a wild boar, some sweet birds, crocodiles, monkeys, and plenty of tigerprints.
Here are some photos from the Sunderbans.
Around about the time the above photo was taken, our guard started hassling us to hurry up, stick together and stop taking photos. Our guide Mani told us afterwards that there was a tiger nearby; they can tell by 'listening to the jungle'. Awesome.
Mahmud organised my ticket for me with 'The Rain Bow Tours' (sic), for 3 days and 2 nights. The staff were awesome, the food was delicious and there was heaps of it, and the boat and facilities were great. Special thanks to our guide Mani, who is an excellent guide and a great bloke.