“Well hello there little human!”

A mama buffalo is in a welcoming mood

“Meet my son Bulldozer. I named him that because he’s half-asleep all the time. Haha, get it? He’ll grow up to be a proper bull just like his father Dirty Harry, perhaps you’ve met him? I just hope he doesn’t inherit the same temper. Nothing funny about an angry 6 foot tall 1,200 kg Sri Lankan wild water buffalo lowering its horns and charging at you! Harry does that for fun. I’ve done it too, but only to chase off those nasty leopards. The rest of the time, I just love wallowing and chilling in a muddy waterhole with my girls. You know what? The world would be an awesome place if everyone just learned to chill!”

Fun Facts

"I’m going to miss my baby soon. When they get older, the boys leave the herd and stick together in gangs and roam around. They get all aggressive with other animals and people too. Maybe they get upset because us ladies have longer horns? I know that boys have this thing about length. Haha. But that’s not the worst of it, at some point they get territorial and all friendships are out. They fight with each other, and it gets brutal and bloody! But that’s a long time away and for now, he’s my little baby and I love to fuss over him. Well, thanks for stopping by, it was really nice chatting with you!”

Story of the Photo

Wild buffalos are a common sight in the waterholes close to the Mahoora Tented Safari Camp in Yala and aren’t generally concerned about people… as long as they keep their distance. Dilum got a nice shot of this mum and her calf when he was on an afternoon safari in Yala National Park.



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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