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Excerpts from the podcast of Gettawt the Palm Civet

Mahoora Tented Safari Camp - Yala National Park

Fun Facts

“Listen up humans, I am a Civet and not a Cat. I don’t know why you feel the need to lump us together with the felines and call us ‘Civet Cat’, when we are quite obviously, gloriously different. Eating rats and mice in addition to our fruity and insect-filled diet doesn’t make us cats... I think you are trying to insult us because you are jealous of our fabulousness. Oh and while we are on the subject of jealousy, just because we have a rollicking good time rolling about in the attic and causing a ruckus in the night doesn’t mean that we are drunkards; eating palm flowers doesn’t get us drunk so stop calling as ‘Toddy Cat’ as well.”

Did you know?

“My cousins in other parts of the world are hunted because our glands apparently secrete stuff that is awesome for perfume making; others are held in cages and fed raw coffee beans which, when pooped out, are collected and eaten by the humans. Seriously Humans? You guys are so weird. I am so thankful none of that nonsense happens on this island. Apart from some general yelling in our direction, we’re left in peace.”

Whereabouts

“Before my brother and I were born, our parents adopted a family of humans in the city; those humans gave us our names when we were a little older. My brother ShooShoo and I are too attached to them and don’t feel like migrating elsewhere. But these days, they feel threatened by someone called Koh-ro-nah and seem to be staying indoors a lot; which is making them antsy, and so, it’s a rocky time in our friendship. We’ve heard through the Civet News Network that the jungle near the Mahoora Tented Safari Camp down in Yala is the most happening place this Summer, so we might head over there for a small holiday.”

 

 

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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