Flamingo Vogue - January Edition

Well, we’re off to Sri Lanka this month to follow the A-list Greater Flamingos, as they holiday and party the night away in the place-to-be this season - Mannar!

Patricia Stiltwalker is sporting a wonderful plumage this year and we managed to grab a few seconds out of her ever-so-busy social life to ask her a few questions. 

“So Patricia, tell us your secret to looking so faaabulous all the time?”

“Well daaarling, you are what you eat and I only eat the best shrimp, molluscs and insects that Edgar can find“

“O-M-G, did you remarry? How did we miss that? You must tell us all about it and how you dumped moneybags Cholmondeley?”

“Oh no, Chumsy and I are very much in love and together daaarling. Edgar is my new birdservant. I don’t want to get my beak dirty you see, trawling through all that mud. The gorgeous black tip on my beak is a thing of beauty and should never be sullied with all that muck. Edgar does all the… dirty work for me.. aha ahaha...ahahaha”


Fun Facts

“We understand that there is a new arrival in the family. Do tell us more.”

“Ooooh daaarling, little Delilah is a wingful. But I must tell you, having just one child a year is a blessing. I don’t know how we would handle two babies. Haha, two eggs. Bloody unlikely for our kind. She’s in the creche at the moment with her nanny. Pop by later and you could snap a picture of the whole family with a nice sunset behind us. Afterwards, do join us for dinner, we’re going shrimping. Sven, that’s Chumsy’s birdservant, and Edgar will pick out the choicest morsels for us”.


Story of the Picture

In 2019, whilst staying at the Mahoora Tented Safari Camp on the borders of the Wilpattu National Park, wildlife photographer Kushan set off on a hunch to nearby Mannar Island and captured this beautiful picture of Patricia & Cholmondeley and their birdservants searching for dinner.




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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