Creatures of the night! Ceylon Wilderness Update

Creatures of the night!

Wilpattu National Park

If you a Sri Lankan this is one of those creatures who’s name is very popular but only a handful has ever seen one. “Unahapuluwa” as called in Sinhala is the grey slender loris (Loris lydekkerianus), one of the 2 Loris species found in the country. 

With a slight resemblance to King Julien from the popular movie “Madagascar” this creature is an amazingly rare animal to spot.

With the abnormally big glass marble-like eyes, long bony limbs connected to very strong flexible joints these nocturnal animals feast on little insects to maintain their carnivorous diet. These evolutionary modifications developed due to the arboreal lifestyle meaning they live on trees almost all their lives.

Hint a sight of this unique creature while you promote Sinharaja forest reserve, Kanneliya forest, Rakwana, Koggala, Hiniduma, Kithulgala and even the Mahoora Wilpattu campsite where you might even see one during the day time if you’re lucky enough! 





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"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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