The Majestic Tusker ‘Sando’ of Kumana

Mahoora Tented Safari Camp - Yala National Park 

Fun Facts
This picture of ‘Sando’ the male tusker was taken in Yala National Park - where he generally lives in block II. Sando is affectionately named after ‘Sando Stunt’ due to his larger than life stature. 

Lesser Known Facts
During his musth period from May to August, Sando visits Yala black I to find a suitable female so tmate with. He gets pretty aggressive during this period, and tries to attack jeeps or anything that he may come across. Back in 2018, Sando had an altercation with our other tusker ‘Gemunu’ which resulted in Gemunu losing one of his tusks. 

Where To Find Him
The 35 year old tusker resides mostly in Yala, in block II and also spends his time in the adjacent Kumana National Park. 



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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