Now you see me, now you don’t

Mahoora Tented Safari Camp - Udawalawe National Park 

Fun facts
The Bronzeback Tree Snake (Dendrelaphis Tristis) can jump from treetop to treetop just like a monkey (sans the hands of course). But here’s the curious thing. Nobody knows why they do this. Researchers still haven’t figured out if they do it to chase after prey or to get away from a predator or if they are doing it just for a jolly good time.

Did you know?
Count yourself lucky if you happen to see the Bronzeback Tree Snake, because this little guy is usually so well camouflaged that nobody really notices them. This non-venomous snake prefers to spend time up in the trees (as its name suggests) so much so that it even lays its eggs in tree hollows. Usually, it is a very lively snake but like all of us, it does have varying moods. If you do happen to encounter it, stay very still and observe the beauty of this amazing creature. Because the moment you make any sudden movements, it will be gone in a flash.

The Dendrelaphis genus to which this snake belongs to can be found all over from Pakistan to Southern China to the Philippines and even in Australia. In Sri Lanka the best place to observe them would be at an undisturbed site like the Mahoora Campsite in Udawalawe.




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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