I am one with everything

A calming encounter with a Rhino-horned lizard

“I see your mind is troubled. Follow my way and all will be well. First, relocate your home to the heady heights of the Cloud Forests. The air is pure, the weather is cool, and there are plenty of trees. The trees are key, you see. They are great places to sit and meditate, and they also have huge tufts of moss which offer protection. When you understand meditation you will be one with the forest. Look at me, my body’s green and brown colours blend in beautifully with the bark of the tree, making me one with it.”

Fun Facts

“You’re wondering about my horn. It’s actually a decorative thing. I don’t use it to skewer my prey or attack anyone. Actually, my defence mechanism is quite simple. If I feel threatened by anything, I just open my mouth wide and the bright orange lining in my mouth scares them away. As for prey, sometimes I have to scuttle down to the forest floor to get them. When I do that, I change my colour to have more browns so that I am one with the leafy floor and that way, no one sees me! So you see, being one with everything really does solve all problems.”


Story of the Photo

Visitors to Explorer by Eco Team in the Horton Plains National Park have a great opportunity to encounter rarely seen wildlife. The Rhino-horned lizard is one such creature that is found in this area. This shot of the lizard was taken quite close to the campsite by Dilum.




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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