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.”

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“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.”


“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.”



Amazing experience - great company values

We had a wonderful stay at yala camp - great accommodation / food / safari. The staff were all outstanding - all full of passion for their role to make sure we had an unforgettable experience and absolutely committed to providing an ethical product. This company provides a perfect safari experience - no plastics / sustainable / local produce / knowledgeable committed staff. An honour to be a guest and support them."

J K wrote, Traveled as a couple
December 2019

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