What the…..!

A young Sri Lankan Leopard is startled awake

Aww man, I was having the most awesome dream! I took down a huge Sambar all by myself and I was just about to sink my teeth into that juicy rump and… I woke up. I wish I wasn’t a light sleeper. All the other leopards snooze away and aren’t bothered even if there are loads of jeeps driving past them. Me? I wake up if a Jungle Fowl clucks nearby. Maybe it’s because I’m still nervous about moving out of my mum’s territory and doing my own thing. The jungle can be a scary place for a young female, even if you are an apex predator. So sometimes I go hangout near the Mahoora Tented Safari Camp because it’s really peaceful over there.


Fun Facts

I wonder if I can add more dark spots and close-set rosettes on my body? The camouflage really helps with staying out of sight when I’m out hunting. Maybe if I could find a way to improve it, I could take down a Sambar, like in my dream. All I’ve managed so far are Barking Deer, Monkeys and some smaller animals and birds. But soon I will take down a Wild Boar and then who knows? Sambar for breakfast, lunch and dinner!


Story of the Photo

Dilum was out on a safari in Yala, when he spotted the tell-tale sign of a leopard tail drooping down from a tree branch. This sweet young leopard was startled from her slumber and leaped to her feet when the jeep crept in for a closer look.




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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