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The chilled out and slightly deaf ninja squirrel of Sri Lanka

Wilpattu National Park

Fun Facts

When Sri Lankan giant squirrels aren’t in ninja mode, you can find them chilling out spread-eagled on a shady tree branch! However, their true ninja prowess can be observed through watching them nail the long jump of 6m between trees, flatten themselves against a branch to hide, or remain completely motionless like a master ninja. Although their sense of hearing is relatively poor, their vision makes up for it, making them exceptional at predator recon!

Did you know?

Unlike their bushy-tailed relatives, the giant squirrel balances using its two hind feet, instead of its tail. Known to be a recluse (a price all professional rodent ninjas pay), Giant squirrels rarely leave their tree hideouts and only come down for necessities – being chased by a predator, to attack other males encroaching on their territory, or for love.


Sri Lankan Giant Squirrels are found in the Central and Uva Hills, Nuwara Eliya, including Horton Plains and the Peak Wilderness.



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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