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    Mahoora Tented Safari Camps - Sri Lanka

Psst! It’s me again!

The dodgy jungle salesman returns

“I wonder if you remember me? We met a couple of months ago? Times have been tough, and I have a wife & 5 little mouths to feed. Kind sir, would you help me out by buying this juicy frog so I can feed my starving family? What? You don’t believe me? ‘The male Ruddy Mongoose is a solitary animal adept at hunting rodents, snakes, land monitors, birds and snails??? Only the female looks after the offspring???’ Darn it! Of all the people in the jungle, I had to run into one that knows EVERYTHING about me. Oh, you looked me up on your phone... what... else does it say about me?”

Fun Facts

“It says that we giggle to attract mates? You mean YOU don’t? Next time you see an attractive human, try it. Maybe then you wouldn’t be out here all alone in Wilpattu National Park accusing honest entrepreneurs with facts dug up on a phone. ‘Chicken egg stealer?’ Excuse me, I don’t steal! I merely relocate them to warmer, more comfortable locations…. which may or may not coincide with where my stomach is located. The eggs have never complained by the way. Now how about buying some Cobra venom? It’s the best insomnia cure in the world!”

Story of the Photo

Dilum captured this image of a Ruddy Mongoose and his breakfast in Wilpattu National Park during a morning safari. These industrious creatures can often be found around the Mahoora Tented Safari Camp in Wilpattu, foraging and attempting to peddle their shady wares to unsuspecting visitors.


Our Photographer :

Dilum Madushanka (@safari_sailor) is a Marine engineer by profession and his motto is “Six months in the Sea and Six months in the Jungle”. He is a nature enthusiast, with an uncanny ability to capture the best moments in the wild. His passion is to raise awareness about the fascinating great outdoors, through his photography and videography.



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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