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Knocking horns!

Yala National Park

Known as the “Thith Muwa” in Sinhala literally converts to “spotted deer”. Also called by other names such as Chital or Axis Deer is one of the most common animals you will see in most local national parks in Sri Lanka. 

They are the motion detectors of the wild! Any slight movement will alarm them and if they sense any danger they will take off at 65 kmph like lightning….with spots! 

Generally living in groups of 10-15 they maintain a strict herbivorous diet mainly of grass along with other fruits and tree leaves. Males grow a beautiful set of antlers that can even reach up to 2.5 feet in length which is shed every year. In the mating period, they use the antlers to impress the ladies! They mate all year round meaning so the headgear maintenance is pretty high up in their priority list! 

You can thank Chital for one of the largest leopard species in the world being in Sri Lanka as they top the list as the main prey. Your guests might be lucky enough to observe one of these exhilarating hunts in a safari through Mahoora Yala. 



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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