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Up to no good!

“That’s what my mama says when she sees me grinning.”

“But hey, these adults are so boring. They move slowly and they just stagnate in places for a long time. I mean, where’s the fun in just eating all day? I get it, we’re majestic Sri Lankan Elephants and we need to eat a lot, but dude, there’s more to life than that! But all is not lost. I just heard that there is a migration in the offing because our herd shuffles between Gal Oya National Park, which is where we are now, and Yala National Park. So the journey should be a lot of fun! Right, I think it's time now for a glorious mud bath and dust shower. It’s a lot of fun to do and it keeps the annoying parasites away!”

Fun Facts

“The Senanayake Samudra lake in Gal Oya National Park, is just littered with islands to explore and they’re all calling out my name. Getting to them is easy, just jump in the water, stick the trunk up in the air and swim away. My mum and the other adults do it all the time, but I’m not allowed to because mum says I’m too small. It’s the only time I feel like I want to grow up.”

Story of the photo

Photographer Gavin Sahabandu, a traveller and a wildlife photographer, took this cute picture of a mischievous-looking baby elephant at Gal Oya National Park, not too far from the Explorer by Mahoora campsite.


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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