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    Mahoora Tented Safari Camps - Sri Lanka

Hey, hello! Nice to see you.

An Orange Minivet is in a chatty mood

“I was just taking a break from hanging out with the rest of the flock when I saw you. We Minivets are a gregarious bunch, but occasionally, a bird needs a break. You get me right? Good good. What made you stop and look at me? My beautiful plumage? Why thank you! Did you know that the males in our species have a glorious orange body, glossy black head, chin, throat, mantle and upper back? The girls, on the other hand, are mostly yellow and grey, so we make quite a colourful bunch when we’re all together.”

Fun Facts

“We’re expert Sally Gleaners by the way. Oh you don’t know what that means? Well, it refers to a hunting technique where we swoop down and grab an insect from a leaf or bush without pausing or stopping. Talk about fast food takeaway, hahaha! I was actually scanning for insects when you stopped by. If I had seen more than a few I would have whistled to my flock weep-weep just like that and they would all be here and we would have ourselves a grand old foraging party! ”


Story of the Photo

Dilum captured this image whilst staying at Explorer by Eco Team in the Sinharaja forest. This friendly bird is usually spotted in flocks feeding together.




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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