wasgamuwa safari camping itinerary

Explorer by MahooraPrivate Tented Safari Camp Experience
in Wasgamuwa National Park

2 nights/ 3 days

Explorer by Mahoora is a highly unique and immersive experience of living with untamed Sri Lankan wildlife inside National Parks and Nature Reserves across the country - as is our Private Tented Safari Camp Experience in Wasgamuwa National Park.

wasgamuwa campsiteLiving in the Explorer by Mahoora Camp in Wasgamuwa National Park is refreshing to both the body and soul. The Campsite itself is located by the side of a gently flowing stream which creates a genuinely therapeutic effect that carries away any feeling of fatigue. Trees of varied heights and sizes are a fitting setting for an artist's masterpiece. They are also home and playground to numerous bird species, as they melodiously sing away.

Unique opportunities are available for your every meal at Explorer by Mahoora at Wasgamuwa.

Be simply amazed by ‘breakfast on air’ as we serve you a fusion of local and continental spread on an elevated terrace.

Lunch service with Explorer by Mahoora at Wasgamuwa is yet another adventurous and intimate experience. The gentle waters of the stream act as a spa under your feet while we serve you mouthwatering culinary specialities that will tantalise your taste buds.

Explorer by Mahoora is for the adventurer who is looking for a sense of comfort and glamour in the midst of the 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.


dining experience wasgamuwaDay 1: Arrival at Wasgamuwa National Park

Schedule for Day 1

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

  • Drive to Explorer by Mahoora Campsite situated inside the Wasgamuwa  National Park in a 4WD safari jeep.

  • Lunch at the Campsite.

  • Evening jeep safari at Wasgamuwa National Park at 2.30 p.m.

  • Return to the Campsite.

  • BBQ dinner around the campfire.

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Day 2: Day at Explorer by Mahoora at Wasgamuwa National Park

birdingSchedule for Day 2

  • Morning Safari at 6.00 a.m.

  • Picnic style breakfast on the Safari..

  • Return to the campsite by 10.00 a.m.

  • Lunch at the campsite/ enjoy the waters of the stream at the Campsite.

  • Evening jeep Safari at Wasgamuwa National Park.

  • Return to the Campsite.

  • BBQ dinner around the campfire.

Day 3: Departure - Explorer by Mahoora Wasgamuwa National Park

Schedule for Day 3

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

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Mornings are wonderfully refreshing as sun rays creep through entwined trees. The gloomy skies too can be energising,  as cool breeze flicker away the fallen leaves.

Afternoons are simply joyful, as the weather remains comfortable and not too clammy and warm. Between the Safaris this is the perfect place to relax: pick your camera, binoculars or a notepad and wonder around the banks of the stream to capture those rare birds in real life.

If you are in the mood for a ‘fish’ spa, simply grab your chilled drink and head towards the stream; dip your feet in the luxurious waters and let nature take care of you while you sip away. The charming melodies of the birds will remind you that living in Explorer by Mahoora is indeed, a dream come true.

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Fact Sheet - Explorer by Mahoora


  • A 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

  • All entry permits, park fees, and government taxes for the entire stay are taken care of.

  • A shared jeep with front-faced comfortable elevated seats is provided for maximised 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 starts from the camp at 6.00 a.m. until 10.00 a.m. The afternoon Safari starts from the camp at 2.30 p.m. until 6.00 p.m.

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

  • Unlimited 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 -      124 km travel time: 3 hrs 15 mins

    • Matale                 -        98 km travel time: 2 hrs 10 mins

    • Polonnaruwa -      101 km travel time: 2 hrs 10 mins

    • Dambulla -        77.2 km travel time:   1 hr  30 mins

    • Passikudah                   - 141 km travel time: 2 hrs 45 mins

    • Batticaloa -       163 km  travel time: 3 hrs 05 mins


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B E S T   R A T E S   G U A R A N T E E D !


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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