We arrived last night after landing in Guwahati, the capital of Assam in North East India. We were collected by our trusty driver, on behalf of the WTI (Wildlife Trust of India) and then began our afternoon long journey to the Bansbari lodge in Manas National Park. This road trip is always a highlight. Roadways in India are roadways for everybody. Cows lay in the sun in the middle of the road and children, dogs, chickens and goats are navigated around without a hint of frustration from the driver. Men and women walk along the roads four abreast much of the way wherever you drive and yet the journey always goes seamlessly as we weave in and around everything and everyone sometimes hitting top speed of 90kph.