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Experience “Udawalawe National Park” in style 
with “Mahoora” Tented Safari Camp in Udawalawe

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Why should you book this trip?

  • The Udawalawe National Park is the only place in the world where an elephant sighting is guaranteed on every game drive.
  • The Mahoora Tented Safari Camp in Udawalave borders the eastern boundary of the Udawalawe National Park. The camp location is one of Sri Lanka’s best and most remote wildlife locations.
  • Get close to exotic birds and beasts found in this renowned safari park, including wild elephants and an occasional leopard.
  • You are provided with two safaris in the Udawalawe National Park. One in the evening of Day 1 and the one on the morning of Day 2.
  • You can experience authentic fully-serviced, mobile, tented safari camping, with its many comforts. An array of delicious local food coupled together with a BBQ dinner around the warm campfire under the stars is bound to exhilarate you.
  • It’s an all-inclusive safari camp experience where all your drinks are also included.
  • The skill of an experienced naturalist to guide you on the safari drive makes your experience unique. A facility that Mahoora Safari Camp guarantees.
  • Specially modified, comfortable jeeps are provided for safaris.
  • Guided night walks/day walks are also included in this tour.
    • We also extend customised services for our guests (Family safaris/honeymoon safaris/photography safaris etc.)
  • Your stay in a Mahoora Tented Safari Camp is completely carbon neutral.

 

Starting From

300 USD
Per Person | Double Sharing

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(+94) 70 222 8 222

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 Quick Facts

  • Available around the year.
  • Arrival at 12.30 p.m. at the pre-agreed pick-up location in Udawalawe.
  • You will be dropped back to the same location around 11 a.m. on the following day.
  • Return transfers could be arranged at any hotel/destination upon request   
  • The evening safari starts at 2.30 p.m. and the morning safari starts at 5.30 a.m.
  • Children below 6 years, sharing the parents’ tent, stay free. Children between 6 and 12, who share parents’ tent, will be charged 50%.
  • No age restrictions for children. Baby cots are available.
  • It is possible to book as a Mahoora Elite Safari Camp package or as a Mahoora Explorer Safari Camp package. 
  • It is possible to extend the stay beyond one night. Every additional night entitles you to two extra safaris.

 

You will meet

 Puwathara

Puwathara Jayawardena

Puwathara’s passion for wildlife, at a very early stage, made him a member of the Young Zoologists’ Association (YZA) where he initially gained his theoretical and practical knowledge on wildlife. Due to his many involvements in environmental protection as a volunteer and a facilitator, his exposure and experience to the diversified national parks and natural terrains of wilderness in Sri Lanka is enormous. He now serves as a naturalist for Mahoora Tented Safari Camps & Eco Team (Pvt) Ltd.

 

   

 

Included in the Price

  • Accommodation in the tent of your choice (Elite Safari Trent or Explorer Safari Tent)
  • Exclusive, specially designed front-faced jeep
  • Service of a professional naturalist
  • Park entrance fee and the tracker fees
  • Picnic basket with snacks, hot and cold beverages
  • Unlimited beverage service
  • All meals during your stay
  • Bottled water throughout the day

 

Exclusions

  • Tips for staff
  • Anything that is not mentioned above

Tour in Brief

We request you to get in touch with your safari specialist as soon as the booking is confirmed. He will brief you on the meeting point and the meeting time. You will be picked up and driven to the campsite at the pre-arranged meeting point (Kalawelgala School) at 12.30 p.m. by Mahoora staff. Your chauffer/driver (if any) will be guided to reach his accommodation.

In reaching the campsite, the Camp Manager will warmly welcome you and brief you about your stay with Mahoora. Thereafter, you will be accompanied to your tent by our staff. The 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

  1. The pickup time from each pickup point is 12.30 p.m.; late or early arrivals may result in inconveniences.
  2. Mahoora Camping’s meal basis is on full board, from lunch on the Day 1 to breakfast on Day 2. This is a standard procedure and will remain the same for all our guests.
  3. Lunch is served at the campsite; it is an experience by itself (any change to this will be specifically advised by our staff).
  4. There should be enough time to do an evening safari/activity. Guests should leave the campsite the latest by 2.30 p.m. for the afternoon safari after having lunch.
  5. 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.
  6. Personal effects for warm, windy, rainy conditions should be carried by clients
  7. Insect repellent, sunscreen etc. are recommended
  8. Sandals or walking shoes are recommended
  9. 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
  10. Please do not buy any wildlife-related products from anyone, as it is illegal and against our sustainable policies 

Udawalawe National Park

This national park spans approximately 31,000 hectares and is located in the southern dry zone. The park cuts across two of the southern provinces and includes the Udawalawe Reservoir. The most prominent peak, called Ulgala, is located in the west of the park. It rises up to a height of nearly 380 metres from the lowest point in the area which is at 100 metres above sea level. The most topographical features are the Kalthota Escarpment and the spectacular Diyawinne Falls to the north.

The reservoir itself is situated inside the park, and draws its water from the Horton Plains Reserve, the Peak Wilderness Sanctuary and the Haputale area. It retains its status as an important area for aquatic birds. Udawalawe is the second most popular park after Yala and is famed for its resident Sri Lankan elephant population which can be seen in large herds.

The Udawalawe National Park is also instrumental in the Elephant Transit Home – a project that is geared towards the conservation of the Sri Lankan Elephant (Elephas maximus maximus) which is a recognised subspecies of the Asian Elephant and is now endangered. This transit camp is an orphanage of sorts where abandoned, injured or orphaned elephants are treated and then released back into the park. It is possible to observe these elephants from a safe distance.

 

Feedback

I would highly recommend Sri Lanka day tours for the half day safari they arranged in Kaudulla Park. It made our trip in Sri Lanka. The kept excellent communication with me both via email and whatsapp to arrange dates, cost and timings for pick ups. The driver for our safari was very well experienced for getting us safely around the park, and what's more, seemed to chose the best route for the drive starting with Eagles, then lone elephants, to a small family of elephants (the youngest being a 2 week old elephant) to the grand finale of approximately 150 wild elephants grouped together. Phenomenal experience and memory for my first safari. Top marks. 

Simon Bradshaw – UK – AUG 28

 

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