Explorer by MahooraPrivate Tented Safari Camp Experience in Minneriya

2 nights/ 3 days

Explorer by Mahoora is a highly unique and immersive experience of living with untamed Sri Lankan wildlife inside National Parks,  Nature Reserves and  on the borders  of National Parks/ Nature Reserves across the country - as is our Private Minneri09Tented Safari Camp Experience in Minneriya.

Living in the Explorer by Mahoora Camp in Minneriya is spectacular. July to September is the time for elephant ‘gatherings’ that is indeed a wildlife wonder.  The Campsite is located on the edge of a forest reserve giving you a true sense of wilderness living.

Explorer by Mahoora is for the adventurer who is looking for a sense of comfort and glamour in the midst of wilderness.  The tent (15.6’x 8’) comes with a bedroom and an en-suite bathroom along with a private veranda/porch outside the tent.


Day 1: Arrival at Minneriya National Park

Schedule for Day 1

  • Arrival at the pre-agreed meeting location at 12.30 p.m.

  • Drive to Explorer by Mahoora Campsite.

  • Lunch.  

  • Evening jeep Safari at Minneriya National Park commencing 2.30 p.m.

  • Return to the Campsite.

  • BBQ dinner around the campfire.


022Day 2: Day at Explorer by Mahoora in Minneriya

Schedule for Day 2

  • Morning Safari at 5.30 a.m.

  • Picnic style breakfast on the Safari.

  • Return to the Campsite by 10.00 a.m.

  • Lunch

  • Evening jeep Safari at Minneriya National Park.

  • Return to the Campsite for BBQ dinner around the campfire.


Day 3: Departure - Explorer by Mahoora

Schedule for Day 3

  • Relax at the Campsite and enjoy breakfast prior to departure.

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Fact Sheet - Explorer by Mahoora
  • Minneri03A tent (15.6’x8’) with accommodation, an en-suite bathroom, and a veranda/porch.

  • Tented accommodation with raised beds with freshly laundered bed linen and a bedside table.

  • Fully-sealed tent with ventilation nets.

  • Veranda/porch is equipped with a shoe rack, two foldable arm chairs and a small coffee table.

  • One rechargeable table top fan is provided in the bedroom tent.

  • A rechargeable lantern is provided for illumination.  

En-Suite Bathroom
  • En-suite flushable toilet with pipe-borne water, wash basin, and shower area.

  • Toiletries on complimentary basis.

Game Drives
  •  Minneri06All entry permits, Park fees, and Government taxes for the entire stay are taken care of.o
  • A shared jeep with front-faced comfortable elevated seats is provided for maximum game viewing and photography opportunities.

  • A naturalist is provided for each jeep.

  • Complimentary picnic with chilled beverages and snacks will be provided.

  • Two Game Drives per each night stay will be provided.

  • The morning Safari begins from the camp at 5.30 a.m. and ends at 10.00 a.m. The afternoon Safari commences from  the camp at 2.30 p.m. and ends at 6.00 p.m.

  • For pre-requested wildlife photographers, we provide monopods, bean bags, etc., during the Safari.

  • Unlimited drinking water will be provided.

Food & Beverage Service
  • Pre-dinner wine and beer around the campfire.

  • For breakfast, Continental and Sri Lankan dishes including fresh juices are available.

  • Freshly prepared Sri Lankan lunch at the camp.

  • Five course dinner menu with signature dishes, including a BBQ around the campfire.

  • Unlimited tea/coffee, fresh fruits, snacks, juices, soft drinks, and water will be provided.

Safari Attire & Necessities
  • Attire of earthly coloured garments are recommended during the Safari.

  • Sunscreen and insect repellent creams are necessary items to carry.

  • Please note that Sri Lanka’s weather is affected by many factors such as depressions and cyclones in the Indian Ocean. The weather is subject to sudden change.

Campsite/Lounge/Common Area
  • Special dinner settings in the camp are arranged. Each meal will be given at a carefully selected location with a unique illuminated setting.

  • Snacks are provided at the lounge/common area.

  • Emergency phones are provided per tent (on signal availability).

  • Limited opportunities for charging mobiles, laptop and digital camera charging. Clients are advised to have stand by options.

Family Tent Arrangement
  • Children of any age are welcome.

  • Only one extra bed can be accommodated in a Tent

[Totaling a maximum of 3 single beds].

  • Please refer the child policy in the rate card for the rates and supplements.

  • If there are 2 or more children where 50% of the per person adult rate is applicable, an additional tent will be provided at an extra charge.

Please Note
  • Air-conditioning is not available.

  • Phone signal availability – subject to the area and the respective service providers.

  • Distance from cities - by road:

    • Kandy - 121 km travel time: 3 hrs 10 mins

    • Matale - 96 km travel time: 2 hrs 10 mins

    • Polonnaruwa - 22 km travel time: 30 mins

    • Dambulla - 46.5 km travel time: 55 mins

    • Passikudah - 96 km travel time: 1 hr 55 mins

    • Batticaloa - 113 km travel time: 2 hrs 20 mins

    • Wilpattu - 121 km travel time: 2 hrs 20 mins

    • Anuradhapura - 82.5 km travel time: 1 hrs 30 mins





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