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Being a good Salty 101 

“Good morning little crocodilians! Now, settle down, we’re about to begin class.”

“Right my little Saltwater Crocodile babies, first off, the basics. You can eat anything you want, but no matter what your parents say, just don’t eat humans. Yes, I know they’re dumb and stupid and easier to catch than Spotted Deer or Sambar, but they’re incredibly unhealthy creatures. Have you seen what they eat? Just stick to the delicious forest creatures and you’ll grow big and strong. Also, Fish. Don’t forget fish, lots of great nutrition there. What was that Mortimer? Tin cans and plastic? Heavens no! When I said eat anything I meant living things, not every bit of nonsense that comes floating down the river.”

Fun Facts

“Now, normally, communicating your feelings and putting your thoughts into words is a very good thing. But as the great crocodilian playwright William Saltyspear said, ‘Brevity is the soul of wit’ and sometimes a few noises will be more than enough to communicate a whole lot of things. For example, if you little ones are in trouble, just give out some high pitched barking noises and we’ll be there to help you. As you grow older, you can threaten intruders by mimicking our cousins the Snakes and hissing so that the intruders will scuttle away. Stop hissing at your brother Mortimer. Now, when you become adults, you can learn to give out an attractive growl to attract potential mates. That’s enough Mortimer! Stop growling at me, I said adults, you can do it when you are an adult. Honestly this child will be the death of me.”

Story of the photo

This gorgeous photo was taken by Gavin at the estuary of the Kirindi Oya river, which is a short drive away from the Explorer by Mahoora campsite at Bundala National Park and prime territory for these fearsome giants.


Much more than just a great place to stay

"Thanks to our guide Avinka we had five great safaris staying four nights just after reopening this February. The staff made us feel so very welcome during the entire stay.

The safaries are just wonderful, and having a great guide in your vehicle makes a big difference. Avinka can spot animals you would never see and we were even lucky enough to sight leopards on the trees, close to our vehicle, and also running through the field. The wildlife is so exciting that you will have a great experience even if you don‘t see any leopards. We also had a great driver, which is essential if you drive through difficult territory. You are being taken care of the entire time, so even for those who do safaris for the first time, you will always feel safe.

The camp itself is very comfortable, you get everything you can think of, and on top of the great food being served with so much attention and friendliness. You also get wonderful vegetarian and vegan options. They put on bonfires at night, which makes it unforgettable.
When booking and making plans, you get great support from the headquarters, even if it gets difficult since you have to change your plans.
The best thing what can happen to you at the end of a vacation is when you are a bit sad to leave the place, having experienced something to remember forever, and the team does everything for this to happen. Thank you so much"

Axel S wrote, Traveled with family
January 2021

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