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Experience the ultra colours of birdlife and the elusive flagship mammals in the luxury of Mahoora Tented Safari Camps in Kumana

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Why should you book this trip?

  • Kumana National Park is one of the best places to see an exquisite array of bird life and Sri Lanka’s flag ship mammals in one go.
  • The camp provides the setting to experience the best of the Kumana National Park in the shortest time.
  • Camping is in the heart of the wilderness in the Kumana NP, giving you the opportunity to go back in time, savour and experience living in the bush.
  • The comfortable setting of the tented camp gives you a relaxing atmosphere. A warm campfire and Sri Lankan cuisine coupled with BBQ dinners will add to the flavour of your experience.
  • The skill of an experienced naturalist to guide you on the game drive makes your experience unique. A facility that Mahoora guarantees.
  • Unique photo opportunities in the Kumana National Park.
  • An opportunity to meet and interact with the local communities.
  • Your experience is led by a professional naturalist cum environmentalist who is very familiar with the Kumana National Park.

mahoora camps at kumana

 

STARTING FROM

370 USD

PER PERSON

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(+94) 70 222 8 222

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 Quick Facts

  • Availability – all year around
  • Transfer arrangements to be picked up and dropped off to any preferred destination could be provided on request
  • Arrival at 12.30 p.m.at the park entrance. You will be dropped back to the same location around 11 a.m. on the following day
  • Children 6 to 12 years of age sharing the parents’ tent will be charged 50%
  • Not recommended for children under six years
  • Possible to extend the stay beyond one night. Every additional night entitles you to two safaris in the Kumana National Park
  • Camping in the outskirts of the Kumana National Park, as per the Mahoora Explorer Camping package 

You will meet

devaka

Devaka

He was born in southern Colombo, near the Bolgoda Lake in his hometown of Moratuwa. He studied at the prestigious Prince of Wales College in Moratuwa throughout his school career where he developed a deep love for the vibrant nature that surrounded him. He carried on with his academic work, acquiring an English Diploma from the Aquinas University College in Sri Lanka and a Diploma in Wildlife from the Open University of Sri Lanka. Furthermore, he has also completed the Wildlife Conservation course at the Wildlife Trust, amassing a deep knowledge to go with his enthusiasm for nature. Devaka, or someone in his calibre, who is available on the day you book the tour, will be leading this tour.

 

 

Included in the price

  • Tented Accommodation in Kumana National Park
  • Two jeep safaris
  • Service of a professional naturalist who is very well familiarized with Kumana National Park safaris
  • Park entrance fee and the tracker fees
  • Picnic basket with snacks and hot and cold beverages during the safaris
  • Unlimited beverage service
  • All meals during your stay
  • Bottled water throughout the day
  • All Government tax

 

 

 

Exclusions

  • Tips for the staff
  • Anything that is not mentioned above

Tour in Brief (1 night, 2 day)

  • Do get in touch with your safari specialist as soon as the booking is confirmed, where you will be advised on the meeting point. You will be picked up and driven to the campsite at the pre-arranged meeting point (entrance to the Kumana National Park) at 12.30 p.m. by Mahoora staff
  • In reaching the campsite, the Team Leader will warmly welcome you and brief you about your stay with Mahoora. Thereafter, you will be accompanied to your tent by our staff. Lunch will be served along with the preparation for the afternoon safari where you will be accompanied by our expert naturalist
  • On your return from the afternoon safari and having rested, you will have the wonderful opportunity to dine under the stars, enjoying the exquisite BBQ meal that our chef prepares
  • A wakeup call at 5 a.m. will be followed by tea and coffee served at the tea buffet. The early morning safari drive commences at 6 a.m. Back from the safari, you can refresh yourself and come out to enjoy a delicious breakfast. Alternatively, for longer safaris our chefs will prepare a packed breakfast to enjoy in the park itself
  • We guarantee that you will depart from the Mahoora campsite with the best ever experience in the Sri Lankan wilderness

 Important

  • The pickup time from each pickup point is 12.30p.m.; late or early arrivals may result in inconveniences
  • Mahoora Camping’s meal basis is on full board, from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 2. This is a standard procedure and will remain the same for all our guests
  • Lunch is served at the campsite; it is an experience by itself (any change to this will be specifically advised by our staff)
  • There should be enough time to do an evening safari/activity. Guests should leave the campsite by latest 2.30 p.m. for the afternoon safari after having lunch
  • In case you get delayed due to unavoidable circumstances or for help on how to get to the location, please call the contact person early
  • Personal effects for warm, windy, rainy conditions should be carried by clients
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen etc. are recommended
  • Sandals or walking shoes are recommended
  • Please refrain from making casual donations to anyone. If you like to tip, please hand it over to the Team Leader at the camp. He will distribute it amongst the staff
  • Please do not buy any wildlife-related products from anyone, as it is illegal and against our sustainable policies

Kumana National Park

The Kumana National Park is located in the southeast corner of Sri Lanka. This 18,150 hectare park is a well-known birding location, where a multitude of birds come to breed and feed. One of the most significant features of the park is the 'Kumana Villu' – a 200 hectare natural swamp lake, fed by the Kumbukkan Oya through a long narrow channel. It is in this mangrove swamp that many water birds nest in May and June.

Kumana is a very important national park for birdlife. An incredible 255 species of birds have been recorded here and from April to July tens of thousands of birds migrate to the Kumana swamp area. Rare species such as Black-necked Stork, Lesser Adjutant, Eurasian Spoonbill and the Great Thick-knee are breeding inhabitants while the waders and waterfowl visit too.

The very rare black-necked stork has also been spotted at the swamp. Besides the prolific birdlife, Kumana is also home to some of the mammals found in the larger Yala National Park (West) park, such as elephants and leopards. The vegetation in Kumana consists mainly of mangrove trees, kumbuk trees and the karan fern, as well as the open marsh area.

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