Mahoora Value Additions

Understanding the life of wildlife park border people “Chena Men”


Life is tough & rough for the people who are living in the border of the park and still engaging in Slash/ burn cultivations. There is no benefit from the park, which has prohibited them even entering the forest which used to be their traditional “chena” land.

Mahoora YALA now offers you a novel experience of visiting a Chena farming family, spending time with them to understand their way of life, have a traditional “bush meal” and return to the camp.

This offer is entirely free for Mahoora Elite Clients with a stay of two nights or more, at our YALA Camp.  


Intimacy & nature”- Mahoora Honeymoon Package.

Honeymoon Package

Mahoora is unwavering in its quest to add that unforgettable touch of magic to your marital bliss. Our heartiest welcome to those couples who seek serenity, privacy, and solitude in the luxury of nature and its surroundings.

Choose us for your first ever vacation as a married couple, and we will look after everything ensuring you have a wonderful, blissful and the most luxurious experience nature can ever provide.
Close your eyes… picture this special moment!

The following offers are absolutely free when you spend 2 days or more with us, at mahoora… A Grand welcome at the entrance to our camp!! You will be ushered to a specially adorned tent with ample privacy…

The meals and settings will be amazing and phenomenal. The privacy, glorious afternoons in the soft shades where the sunset creeps through the bush, coloring the sky in a myriad of hues, utterly romantic nights with only stars and the moon shining above you, will make you feel like a prince and a princess together in a far off fantasy land.

The Romance we create for you is not exclusive only to the campsite. In fact, for those who seek more adventure coupled with intimacy, we will accommodate an early morning and afternoon safari, especially for you. A picnic in a private setting with only nature as your companion, a warm water foot soak after you return, personalized butler service, are only a few of many specialties that is on offer, only for you. So come, visit us at Mahoora, and allow us take care of you, to make this extra special occasion truly memorable…

All of the above are offered entirely free in additions to our general features and value additions.


Mahoora family safaris

family safaris

We are aware of and understand how stressful it is to plan a holiday with young children… Due to the many complications that could crop up, planning a Safari may be even more stressful…

Mahoora empathically understands this well…

This is why we have brought in the “family safari” concept to give you peace of mind and to provide what you and your kids would look for in a perfect Safari. The following additions are given absolutely free of charge with all Mahoora stays, irrespective of the duration or category of the stay.

  • Customized Food for kids as per a pre-submitted guest questionnaire.

  • Flexible meal timings to suit the children.

  • Exclusive jeep with seat belts with a driver who is experienced and specially trained to drive safaris with young children.

  • Tents next to each other.

  • Spaces to relax/read/ work for kids during non-safari times.

  • Complimentary drawing/ coloring books and pastels/pencils for kids.

  • A Naturalist who is trained to deal with young kids and understand their needs.


Walk along the Borderlands….    

Walk along

Due to the strategic positioning of our camp, we are able to offer yet another world-class wilderness experience at our UDAWALAWE Mahoora Elite Camp, when you spend 2 nights or more…

Park has boundaries but animals don’t…
It is wonderful wilderness experience to be able to walk along the parks’ border close to the Elephant Fence with only you, and your guides…

We start our walk upon completion of the morning safari; a few minutes after exciting the park entrance… here you will alight from your jeep…

During this 1 ½ - 2 hour walk, your personal naturalist will help you to have a fascinating look at the UDAWALAWE wilderness… get up close and personal, which you will not be able to do, confined to a Safari Jeep.


Painters Paradise


A painter is no ordinary person, she/ he is an anthropologist who is able to capture every turning point of an unfolding scenario and turn that into the most fascinating picture that depicts a great sense of individual style.

You need not be a pro, but someone who dreams of taking that vacation to spend time in solitude and polish your amateur talent to create something delightful that you can take back home and proudly show your family and friends.

At Mahoora we will ensure that you have the perfect space, serenity and the settings, to be in sync with nature to sketch the wonders around you…

Of course, be amazed… We will provide you with easel, paint, paper, pencils and all required to make everything “picture” perfect…

Come, sketch, and let your fingers do the taking… Imagine a world of moments you have to capture!! It will be quite distinct.

This experience is completely free, for all our Mahoora clients who stay for 2 nights or more with us in any of our locations…

Mahoora “chef in the wild”

Welcome to Sri Lanka, world famous for spices, from ancient times… (We produce over 95% of the World’s requirement of cinnamon…)

Vibrant colors, smells, and most importantly the taste of these spices had been one reason for Sri Lanka to be invaded, many moons ago.

During a tour of the country, almost all visitors get an opportunity to taste curries, prepared using these spices… but, very few get a hands-on experience to make a preparation on their own, using these spices…

Now, as a value addition, we at Mahoora offer our clients that opportunity absolutely free of charge, when your stay is 2 nights or more.


“Just a click away…” The Mahoora Photographer value additions


We at Mahoora understand professional photographers. 
If you sole purpose of visiting a national park is to capture on Camera that magical moment within a split second, we believe we can offer you the best of value additions at Mahoora.
All you have to do is spend 2 or more nights with us & we have an array of value additions coming your way, absolutely free…

  • A Fully trained, experienced specialist driver with years of Safari driving experience who has worked with many internationally famed photographers…

  • Highly skilled naturalists who will add value by spotting the specifics, and tailor make the Safaris based on your preferences. Both the naturalists and driver have patience in abundance, a mandatory requirement for professional photography…

  • Exclusive, comfortable and specially modified jeeps that are designed having the photographer in mind…

  • We have Jeeps with 3 lines of elevated seats fitted into an extended body. You have the required height for that perfect shot and the comfortable leg space for those “long waits”.

  • The fully opened front (not covered by a glass) is a definite advantage with the steel bar on the hood that can be hold your bean bag…

  • Side bars that are placed strategically which wouldn’t obstruct the view, with the advantage to fix your monopods.

  • We will be the first into the parks and the last to come out, giving you enough opportunities to take all the beautiful images you are dreaming of…


Mahoora Night Safaris

Night Safaris

A daytime safari in Sri Lanka might allow you to see a variety of animals that dwell its national parks, but for an incomparable adventure in wildlife viewing, nothing beats the thrills and excitement of a night safari. Mahoora’s experience and team of experts allow you to experience the ultimate big game night safari in Sri Lanka.

Although you might be lucky to spot a Sri Lankan Leopard, a Sloth Bear, or a herd of Sri Lankan Elephants in the wilderness during a dawn or dusk safari, you will have no clue as to their behavior after sundown, when all manner of thing happen under cover of darkness. A must for any night safari expedition is the use of Special Red Beam Torches, which will not disturb the activities of the animals during night time.

Insects come alive at night, and with them, the entire nocturnal food chain, from months to leopards and everything in between gets hyperactive. Although Sri Lanka’s national parks do not allow visitors after dark, the border areas are perfect viewing areas for all manners of animals.
Jeep Safaris are optional, as walking safaris are a better way to ensure that none of the wildlife is disturbed.  


Lunch inside the park

Lunch inside

Generally there are two safaris in a park… morning and evening, and we have a break in between.
What could you do for this “break”, especially in a large park where coming out of the park takes time and is tiring too?

The Mahoora approach is quite simple…

  • We enter the park with full breakfast which is packed, after tea and cookies. (there is a difference between full breakfast packing, and packed breakfast)

  • Your breakfast will be served in an appropriate place between 8.45 – 9.15 am.

  • After breakfast, continue the morning safari until around 11.00 – 11.15 am.

  • You will be driven to a place where you could relax till lunch time.

  • Lunch will be brought in another Jeep and will be served around 12.30 pm… An exclusive lunch will be served with comfortable seating and a properly laid out meal… you would have about 90 minutes to either to have a discussion with our naturalist / have a snooze in a hammock / or read a book, any or all of the choices.

  • Your afternoon Safari starts at 2.30 pm and continues till 6.30 pm with a tea break in between.

This value addition is brought in for Mahoora Elite clients without any additional cost, when the stay is 2 night or more…


Mahoora “happy feet”

Down the winding and lengthy safari trail, setting you sight on the breathtaking beauty of the scenery, the “ happenings” -fast and slow-in the wilderness… The swift movement of a leopard, the mock peaceful slumber of a Crocodile in the muddy water, the melodious calls of birds far and wide, can enthrall both body and soul…
But, That is NOT all… we offer you a treat!!!
Imagine your tired feet getting some personalized therapy!
For those who choose to stay with us at Mahoora, we like to really pamper you, by taking even more care… once you return from your afternoon Safari, All you have to do is, to sit at your own private space and relax. Our staff will be at hand to take care of the rest.

Come, let your feet enjoy the warm, soothing and luxuriant sensation of a “scented” foot bath… Remember, this is VVIP treatment only for you, exclusively at “Mahoora Elite” !!!






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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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