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I would like to set the record straight

An Indian Grey Mongoose calls for you attention

“Unlike Rodney the Ruddy Common Mongoose, I am not a dodgy jungle salesman peddling snake venom and snake ‘pearls’. He’s made all of us look bad, so I wanted to be proactive and correct your perceptions of us. My kind is proud, bold and values our dignity. We hunt rodents, snakes, lizards and invertebrates very successfully, which is why you will find us spread far and wide across the Indian Subcontinent and West Asia. On occasion we do raid the odd nest or two for birds’ eggs and hatchlings, but that’s all within the law of the jungle, so please don’t get worked up about that. ”

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“Our fights with snakes are legendary. So legendary that Rudyard Kipling wrote a story about it, and the great boxer Muhammad Ali used our technique to beat George Foreman during ‘The Rumble in the Jungle’. It’s an ingenious plan really - let the snake do all the lunging and striking, but stay out of reach. An hour later, the snake is worn out and is taken out with just one bite. Ali called it the ‘rope-a-dope’, an amusing name actually. We use a different tactic with scorpions, we just grab them and dash them against something hard - a style copied by Hulk Hogan and other Pro-wrestlers. So I hope you can see that not all of us are dodgy. Just Rodney. Rodney would sell his own mother!”

Story of the Photo

Dilum got this shot during a morning walk around the borders of the Mahoora Tented Safari Camp in Yala.

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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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