• Close-up of a wild elephant in Sri Lanka
  • Close-up of a Sri Lanka wild cat on a wildlife safari
  • Spectacular leopard sighting in Sri Lanka
  • Captivating sloth bear sighting in Wilpattu National Park, Sri Lanka during Sri Lanka Safari tour
  • Unforgettable Sri Lanka safari adventure in Sri Lanka national parks
  • Exciting birding safari in Sri Lanka

Mahoora Sri Lanka Safari Experience

Sri Lanka Safari/ Yala National Park Safari

Leopard in Yala National Park

Out of the Sri Lanka Safari options, Yala National Park safari conducted by Mahoora is considered as one of the best options. 

Experience the ultimate Sri Lanka safari in Yala National Park, where the essence of adventure intertwines with nature's raw magnificence. Immerse yourself in the untamed wilderness as you encounter Sri Lanka's diverse wildlife. Spot elusive leopards, majestic elephants, and a plethora of vibrant bird species, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

The Mahoora Tented Camp is located bordering the Yala national park with about 15 to 20 minutes drive to the park’s ticket office. As this campsite is located just next to the park’s boundary, guests are able to have an experience very similar to living inside the park. 

If you are fortunate you may even encounter wildlife in the campsite itself. We have experienced Elephants and Leopards visiting the campsite.



Sri Lanka Safari/ Udawalawe National Park Safari

Udawalawe National Park Elephant

If you are passionate about Elephants , out of the Sri Lanka Safari options , Udawalawe Mahoora Safari climbs to the top.   

Embark on an extraordinary Sri Lanka safari in Udawalawe National Park. Traverse vast landscapes and witness the harmonious coexistence of wildlife. Marvel at herds of majestic elephants and capture snapshots of graceful raptors in their natural habitat. Let the enchanting beauty of Udawalawe create memories that will forever resonate with your soul.

As this glamping site is located just next to the park’s eastern boundary, guests are able to experience something very similar to living inside the park. If you are fortunate you may even encounter wildlife in the campsite itself. We have elephants visiting the campsite frequently.


Sri Lanka Safari/ Wilpattu National Park Safari

Wilpattu National Park Sloth Bear

Wilpattu is the less crowded but most rewarding Sri Lanka Safari option in the Island. However , you need to do at least two to three Wilpattu safaris to get the maximum out of this considerably large park. 

Indulge in an immersive Sri Lanka safari experience in Wilpattu National Park, where untamed wilderness awaits. Explore the enchanting landscapes and encounter the awe-inspiring wildlife. Witness the regal beauty of Sri Lankan leopards and the grace of majestic elephants , playful sloth bears in their natural habitat. Let Wilpattu's raw charm captivate your senses and ignite your spirit of adventure.

As the Mahoora campsite is located just bordering a lake closer to the park’s boundary, guests are able to have an experience very similar to living inside the park. If you are fortunate you may even encounter wildlife in the campsite itself. Travel time to the park entrance will be just 5 minutes. 


Mahoora Sri Lanka Safari Experience

The complete Mahoora experience comes with safari jeeps and expert game drivers & guides, snacks , beverages & water . Tea & coffee are available unlimited.  A Sri Lanka safari with our professional team is a unique and holistic experience. 

When it comes to a holistic Sri Lanka Safari ,  a general hotel will not be able to offer the same services as their area of expertise is very different.

If there is a full day  safari, we are able to provide a complete hot lunch served inside the park without returning to the campsite. This saves time and energy spent on traveling to the camp for lunch.  However, you have the option to go back for your  meal and return for the evening safari after enjoying an exquisite lunch.

You are able to start the Yala Safari as early as 5.30am and continue till 6.30pm. Early morning and late evenings are the best times for wildlife viewing and photography /filming.

We can also extend customized services for you such as family safari , honeymoon safari , photography safari ,  birding safari etc. 

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Sri Lanka Safari/ Photography Safari Sri Lanka

A photographer in action during a Sri Lanka Safari

The Mahoora Photography Safari in Sri Lanka is dedicated to guests who have a passion for photography or filming be they amateurs or professionals.

Mahoora offers a customized vehicle which allows for easier photographing of wildlife and scenery by guests, whilst on the move. Wildlife photographers will be made available on request, to assist guests through their wildlife safari. Our drivers are also well versed in helping photographers, as every angle and unique location is important to ensure that ‘once in a lifetime shot’.

Mahoora can also provide a photography safari through Sri Lanka’s rich cultural and heritage sites, enlisting the services of a photography guide if required. Customized photography safaris can be designed by the Mahoora Team, to suit every requirement.

Sri Lanka Safari/ Birding Safari Sri Lanka

A bird catching a grasshopper. A picture taken dunning Sri Lanka SafariWith over 420 bird species recorded in Sri Lanka, Mahoora Birding Safaris are a nature-lover’s dream. Experienced naturalists accompany guests to enhance each birding safari and with a little bit of luck, guests may observe some of the rarest birds in Sri Lanka.

Birding safaris are offered at various national parks in Sri Lanka, but for the avid ornithologist the Sinharaja Rainforest is the place to visit. This virgin rainforest is home to the largest and longest studied mixed species of birds feeding in a moving flock and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. Bird watching is something which can be enjoyed by everyone and with such a variety of birds to be spotted it is a truly exhilarating experience.

Sri Lanka Safari/ Self Drive Safari Sri Lanka

For the true adventurer, Mahoora offers self-drive safaris all round Sri Lanka’s diverse and often challenging terrain. 4WD vehicles are provided to guests to drive through Sri Lanka’s many national park, accompanied by a professional naturalist guide to enhance the safari experience.

Be it cruising along the sand dunes between the ocean and lagoons, testing courage and skills on the 32 inland hairpin bends, or crossing rivers and streams in the country’s central wilderness, a Self-Drive Safari by Mahoora in Sri Lanka, is the ultimate holiday adventure experience.


Sri Lanka Safari/ Family Safari Sri Lanka

A kid is roasting marshmallows around the campfire during a Sri Lanka SafariWhat better way for a family to bond than in the wild! A family safari is an ideal way to enjoy Sri Lanka’s wilderness. Family safaris provide excellent learning opportunities for children and with Mahoora’s special naturalist guides for children and young adults, none of those opportunities will be missed.

We also provide flexible times and special meals and of course a private jeep. You and your family will enjoy an experience unlike any other with the range of family safaris and exciting adventures on offer by the Mahoora team.


Sri Lanka Safari/Honeymoon Safari Sri Lanka

A couple is enjoying a moment during a Sri Lanka safariIn the warm embrace of Mother Nature, you and your loved one can enjoy a truly unique honeymoon experience. The Mahoora Honeymoon Safari is a memory to last a lifetime. Spend your mornings and evenings exploring the diverse jungles of Sri Lanka’s national parks, looking for those wild animals which roam free in this amazing little island paradise.

Once you are done, return to your own private safari tent camp in Sri Lanka national parks where a roaring campfire, specialized decorations by our team and atmospheric lamps create a romantic ambience under the clear canopy of a million stars. All you need to do is just sit back and enjoy!

Relive the great loves of Sri Lankan history on a cultural safari. The history of this island is often dotted with tales of romance and a honeymoon that is surrounded by declarations of eternal devotion etched in art, sculpture and architecture will illustrate the age-old belief that true love will always stand the test of time.


Sri Lanka Safari/ Fly-in Safari Sri Lanka

Cut down on your travel time and arrive in style at any of the national parks in Sri Lanka. After you fly in, a jeep will meet you at your landing point and transfer you to the park or your tented safari campsite. Fly-in safaris can be via helicopters, fixed wing airplanes or sea planes. For a full list of options check out www.flysrilanka.lk

By spending less time on the road, you can have more time exploring Sri Lanka’s diverse national parks. In addition to which you will be treated to a bird’s eye view of the spectacular ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean.’



Sri Lanka Safari/ Walking Safari Sri Lanka

A group is looking a bird on a walk during a Sri Lanka SafariSlow down the pace and explore the wilderness on foot on a walking or trekking safari. This unique experience is an ideal alternative to a jeep safari. With a guide by your side, each and every exclusive aspect of Sri Lanka’s natural environment will be shown and explained to you.

A walking safari allows for up-close and personal encounters with Mother Nature’s beauty with special emphasis on her small miracles like butterflies, birds, dragonflies, plant life and amphibians that call this island home. You can choose from hard or soft trails for your trekking safari experience and with our expert guidance, even take a night safari.


Sri Lanka Safari/ Whales Watching Safari Sri Lanka

A group of tourists watching at a Blue Whale during a Sri Lanka SafariSri Lankan waters offer wildlife enthusiasts the world’s best location for watching Blue Whales and Sperm Whales on their migratory route to feeding grounds in the Bay of Bengal and the Horn of Africa. Mahoora’s Whale and Dolphin Safaris have never left a visitor wanting when it comes to observing these mystical creatures of the deep blue sea in their natural habitat.

Sri Lanka is situated within the International Whaling Commission’s protected zone in the Indian Ocean. With protection guidelines in place, customers of Mahoora get to witness these mammals without causing any stress or discomfort to them. Travelling only a short distance from Sri Lanka’s coastline to the towns of Mirissa, Kalpitiya or Trincomalee, Blue Whales and Sperm Whales can be observed alone and in pods.


Sri Lanka Safari/ Hot Air Ballooning Safari Sri Lanka

A Mahoora Hot-Air Balloon Safari is an adventure like no other. See the country from above as the balloon glides over forests and rivers where you may even see Sri Lankan Elephants and wildlife.

Experience the thrill of cultures long gone as you gaze upon Dutch forts and citadels of ancient civilizations and of course the soothing calm of the Indian Ocean and our beautiful beaches. Mahoora Hot-Air Balloon Safaris offer a unique opportunity to indulge in an experience like no other - the perfect treat for a special occasion.





Leopard safaris at Yala National Park


Yala West, often referred to as the Ruhuna National Park, is well recognized as one of the best locations in the world to observe and photograph leopards in the wild.
It has been confirmed that the Yala National Park has the highest density of leopards to be found anywhere in the world and is as much as one leopard per square kilometer.
Though the prevalence of the Sri Lankan leopard population is high (300-350 leopards in total, of which 30-50 roam around Block I), it still takes a well trained eye to observe these elusive big cats in action, as well as to know when and where to look for one - and that is where the experienced guides at Mahoora come in.

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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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