1 Mahoora Camps Wilpattu

Forest luxury campout on the borders of Wilpattu National Park – Wilpattu

Live in an 8-acre, private wildlife sanctuary on the borders of Wilpattu National Park, home to big cats and gentle giants.


Why should you book this trip?

  • Wilpattu National Park is known for its numerous opportunities to film and photograph the wonderful and elusive Sri Lankan leopard, a subspecies of the Indian Leopard which is often seen lying beside the Park’s many villus.
  • Wilpattu is also home to the Sri Lankan Sloth Bears, which account to less than 1,000 numbers currently living in the wild.
  • Mahoora campsite is located just bordering a lake closer to the park’s boundary. Your experience is somewhat similar to living inside the National park. You may even encounter wildlife in the campsite.
  • The Park is the largest National Park in Sri Lanka with a lesser number of visitors compared to Yala National Park offering  you  serene and relaxed wildlife encounters.
  • You have two Safaris a day giving ample viewing opportunities, an evening Safari on  Day 1 and a morning Safari on  of Day 2.
  • Experience authentic fully-serviced, mobile, tented safari camping, with its many comforts and luxuries! An array of delicious exquisite local delicacies to pamper your pallet, a BBQ dinner around the sizzling campfire under a million stars!
  • It’s an all-inclusive safari camping experience where all your drinks are included!
  • An experienced naturalist to guide you on the safari drive will make  your experience unique, a facility that Mahoora Safari Camp guarantees.
  • Specially modified, comfortable jeeps are provided for safaris.
  • Guided night walks and day walks are also included in this accommodation package of Mahoora Wilpattu Camp.
  • We also extend customized services for our guests (Family safaris/ honeymoon safaris/ photography safaris etc.)
  • Your stay in a Mahoora Tented Safari Camp is completely carbon neutral.




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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



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




Tour in brief (1 night, 2 day)

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 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 5.00 a.m. will be followed by tea and coffee, served at the tea buffet. The early morning safari drive commences at 6.00 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.


  • The pickup time from each pickup point is 12.30 p.m.; late or early arrivals may result in inconveniences 
  • 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
  • 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 the latest by 2.30 p.m. for the afternoonsafari 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


Wilpattu National Park

The oldest and largest National Wildlife Park in Sri Lanka opens its doors to avid wildlife safari-goers, offering ample opportunities to spot Sri Lankan Leopards. The Wilpattu National Park still holds virgin territory appeal due to the fact that it had remained closed to visitors for a long time, and is a must see for those wishing to explore unchartered wildlife parks in Sri Lanka.

The Wilpattu National Park is the largest National Park in Sri Lanka and comprises diverse forest types. Thus, there is more area to explore and visitors to the Park are widely spread unlike in the Yala National Park. Being one of the first Parks to open in Sri Lanka, Wilpattu is one that has a rich heritage and it is also in close proximity to Anuradhapura and Kalpitiya which makes it an ideal destination for those on a historical tour or those planning to go whale and dolphin watching.


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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