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Behold me! I am the Ghost who walks!

A Ghost Crab pontificates about his abilities

“Hey there! Can I call you Betty? Well Betty, my nickname is The Phantom, because one moment I’m there and the next, poof, I’m gone! Want to be like me? Stay on the beach! I have a burrow with two entrances and I can swim. So at the slightest hint of danger - a shadow or a whisper - I’m gone… into my burrow or the sea, whatever is closest and if both are far away, I just burrow into the sand, easy peasy! Also, by staying on the beach, I find lots of food. There’s carrion, small animals, sea turtle eggs and hatchlings, clams, and even other crabs to feast on. This golden sandy beach makes life a picnic! Beach life forever!”

Fun Facts

“Another way I vanish is by running away! Yes I have 8 legs, 4 on each side, but it may surprise you to know that I use less of them when I need more speed. 4 pairs to walk, 3 pairs for running and 2 pairs to engage warp speed and transcend the multiverse! Poof, I’m gone. I am also great at camouflage. Not as quick as my friend Olly the Octopus, but nevertheless, one moment you see me, then a little while later…. gone. That’s why I got the name The Phantom! But Betty, when you see me next, you can call me Al.”



Story of the Photo

Whilst staying at the Mahoora Tented Safari Camp in Yala, Dilum was out on a full day safari when he stopped for lunch by the beach. After the break, he was taking a walk along the beach when he spotted this skittish little Ghost Crab evaluating him with a quizzical look.




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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