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    Mahoora Tented Safari Camps - Sri Lanka

Do the dance, the confusion dance!

An encounter with a Plum Judy

“Land on a branch, turn around and take off, land on the branch, turn around and take off! That’s the secret to survival my friend. The dance is unpredictable and confuses the predators! Also, never leave the treetops or the cover of foliage. I don’t know why I am telling you this, but you seem to have a friendly face. Also, I never pose for photographs. Call me a diva, but I find that by not opening your wings completely and giving photographers easy shots, makes me quite a desirable subject!”

Fun Facts

“Another desirable fact about me… my species likes to change colours! Oh, you didn’t know that? We change according to the seasons. Males are maroon-brown with a brilliant sheen of metallic purple in the wet season and drop the purple during the dry season. The ladies are hazel brown during the wet and make themselves paler during the dry. Our eye colours vary too, from golden yellow to bluish green. I’ve spent too much time in one spot talking to you, time to dance again, bye!”


Story of the Photo

Dilum had quite a tough time getting a good shot of this never-sit-still butterfly. But he finally triumphed just outside of the Mahoora Tented Safari Camp in Wilpattu.




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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