Exclusive Wildlife Holidays in Sri Lanka
With Elite Mobile Tented Camps

10 Days

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A private wildlife holiday with all-inclusive Mahoora elite tented camp accommodations and Sri Lanka’s must-see ‘Big Five’: Leopard, Sloth Bear, elephant, Blue and Sperm Whale. The tour includes safaris and walks conducted with the best naturalists in the country.

We offer a luxurious Sri Lankan wildlife adventure where you can visit four of its renowned national parks; Wilapttu, Udawalawe, Yala and Bundala as well as The Elephant Transit Home. Wilpattu is important for its undisturbed sightings of leopards and sloth bears while Udawalawe is known for its herds of Asian Elephants and Yala for being undoubtedly the world’s best place for leopards.

The tour includes a day walk and two night walks to get you up close and personal with sights and sounds that cannot be enjoyed from a jeep.

We offer the world’s first carbon-neutral “Pack in and Pack out” luxury tented safari operation -Mahoora for this tour. Choosing Mahoora will guarantee you a world-class mobile, tented safari experience and also make a direct contribution towards our conservation efforts aimed at protecting Sri Lanka’s natural habitats and endangered species in addition to uplifting rural community tourism initiatives.

The camps are located along the boundaries of the parks and are set up with mobile safari tents that feature a fully-equipped kitchen, dining areas, hammocks, flushable toilets and showers.

Your meals will be freshly prepared at the camps, in a fully-equipped kitchen. Enjoy exclusive menus designed by culinary experts with delicious barbecue dinners in a magical setting with a glass of wine or beer from our well-stocked bar.

The campsite is illuminated by traditional flame torches with a roaring campfire providing the perfect ambience for an amazing meal. Sit back and relax in the lap of luxury and let our experienced staff cater to your every need.

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Day 01 : Airport- Wilpattu (All-inclusive)

Upon your arrival in Colombo, rendezvous with your personal chauffeur/guide for a private transfer to the Wilpattu National Park to begin the first part of your adventure. Meals and refreshments will await you at the campsite depending on your time of arrival. You can meet your designated naturalist to discuss a suitable plan for the rest of the day, as well as the rest of your two-day stay at the Park. You can even do a wilderness walk with your naturalist if time permits before an overnight stay at the Mahoora Tented Safari Camp.

Day 02 : Wilpattu (All-inclusive)

Enjoy a Full-day Safari at the Wilpattu National Park which is the oldest and largest national wildlife Park in Sri Lanka and home to an array of unique species of flora and fauna including the famed Sri Lankan Leopard and Sloth Bear. We will serve a fully-serviced lunch within the Park premises after which you can relax in the comfy hammocks that we have set up for you or have a detailed discussion with your naturalist to learn more about the wildlife that you encounter. In the afternoon, we will take you on another Safari within the Park before you head back to the comfort of the campsite.

Day 03 : Wilpattu (All-inclusive)

You will start your adventure at the break of day with an early Safari inclusive of a charming picnic breakfast. The Wilpattu National Park offers you the opportunity to film and photograph the Sri Lankan Leopard, the largest species of leopard living in Asia. These glorious beasts are often seen lying beside the Park’s many villus. You may even catch a glimpse of the endangered Sloth Bear, most commonly seen during the fruiting season of the Palu Tree between June and July. After that, will be time for you to enjoy another fully-serviced lunch at the Park. We have also organised an optional night walk with the resident naturalist of the camp where we will attempt to seek out owls, Gray Slender Loris, Ring-Tailed Civet Cats, Rusty Spotted Cats, Golden Palm Civet Cats, chameleons and many other nocturnal species.

Day 04 : Wilpattu – Kandy

Following breakfast at the campsite, you will be transferred to Kandy. Kandy was the last stronghold to the colonial invasion. Kandy highlights many magnificent monuments, including the  Temple of the Tooth Relic as well. Its architectural monuments date mainly from the 19th century, when King Vikrama Rajasinha went on a building spree -the cost of which hastened the downfall and eventual surrender to the British forces in 1815. In the evening, relax with your overnight stay at a tranquil and luxurious villa.

Day 05 : Kandy - Udawalawe (All-inclusive)

You will get an early start on Day 4 with a transfer to Udawalawe where you will first visit the Elephant Transit Home, a vital project in the conservation of these magnificent beasts. You may observe these rehabilitated elephants from a safe distance as the project attempts to reduce human contact before their release back into the wild. Later on, you can enjoy an afternoon Safari at the Udawalawe National Park with the guidance of the resident naturalist before. Dinner will follow and spending the night over at the Mahoora Tented Camp in Udawalawe.

Day 06 : Udawalawe – Yala (All-inclusive)

Enjoy a morning safari at the Udawalawe National Park which spans approximately 31,000 hectares and is located in the southern dry zone. It is the only National Park in Sri Lanka where an elephant sighting is guaranteed at any time of the day. After Safri, you will be transferred to Yala. The Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Yala, is where you will spend the night, bordering the Yala National Park, which is home to a range of ecosystems found nowhere else in Sri Lanka. Go on an evening Safari at the Park which boasts the largest density of leopards in the world. With a density of one leopard per square mile, Yala is known as one of the best places on earth to film and photograph these regal animals.

Day 07 : Yala (All-inclusive)

A full-day Safari is scheduled to enable you to see the variety of habitats that this unique Park has to offer, with a host of endemic plant and animal species on display. Yala boasts 44 species of recorded mammals, 215 species of birds, 46 species of reptiles and 21 species of amphibians. Lunch will be served in a suitable location within the Park. After dinner, a walk with your resident naturalist along the Park borders, will open the doors for you to catch a glimpse of the Yala’s nightlife. Then return to the comfort and luxury of your camp to recharge your batteries.

Day 08 : Yala (All-inclusive)

We have two Safaris lined up for you on this day and you can decide how you wish to spend them. You may either spend the whole day in Yala or spend half of the day at the Bundala National Park. Bundala has been acknowledged as an Important Bird Area (IBA) for its 197 recorded bird species and is also the only National Park where you can see both the Mugger and Saltwater Crocodiles on the same Safari drive.

Day 09 : Yala – Galle

Galle is your next stop. This prominent port city is richly influenced by colonial architecture having being one of the most important strategic locations fortified by the colonists. Explore the multi-cultural and historic attractions of the city including the Galle Fort which was first built by the Portuguese and then extensively fortified in the 17th century by the Dutch. It is considered to be the largest remaining fortress built by European occupiers in the Asian region. At the end of the day, relax at a luxury resort, where you will be staying overnight.

Day 10 : Airport or extend your tour

An optional early-morning whale watching tour is also available in the world’s best waters for Blue Whales (November to March). After breakfast on the final day, or after your optional whale watching tour, you will be transferred to the Katunayake International Airport for your flight back to bring your lavish adventure to an end. You can also choose our suggested tour extensions or a custom extension to suit your needs.

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COST OF THE TOUR

Summer  (From 01st May 2019 till 31st October 2019)
Cost Per Person (Double Sharing in US $)
2 Pax - 3,480 US $
4 Pax - 3,360 US $
6 Pax - 3,330 US $

Single Room Supplement - General Period
490 US $ Per Person

Triple Room Reduction - General Period
170 US $ Per Person
Please note that there will be a Summer Peak Supplement (Per Person) from 1st July to 31st August.

Winter (From 01st November 2019 till 30th April 2020)
Cost Per Person (Double Sharing in US $)
2 Pax - 4,190 US $
4 Pax - 4,070 US $
6 Pax - 4,030 US $

Single Room Supplement - General Period
520 US $ Per Person

Triple Room Reduction - General Period
180 US $ Per Person
Please note that there will be the following supplement (Per Person)

  1. Winter Peak Supplement From 20th December 2019 to 15th January 2020

  2. X Mas Eve Gala Dinner Supplement 24th December

  3. 31st Dinner Night December

Summer  (From 01st May 2020 till 31st October 2020)
Cost Per Person (Double Sharing in US $)
2 Pax - 3,520 US $
4 Pax - 3,400 US $
6 Pax - 3,370 US $

Single Room Supplement - General Period
530 US $ Per Person

Triple Room Reduction - General Period
210 US $ Per Person
Please note that there will be a Summer Peak Supplement (Per Person) from 1st July to 31st August.

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Terms and Conditions

OUR RATES INCLUDE

  • Accommodation in the fully serviced mobile tents / hotels mentioned as per the above itinerary on a DOUBLE sharing basis
  • Every day breakfast 
  • Transportation throughout the tour in an A/C Vehicle with an English-speaking chauffeur guide/national guide.
  • Jeep safaris at national parks as mentioned in the programme including,Air transfer from Colombo Airport to Mattala Airport
    • Entrance fees to national parks
    • 4WD Jeep
    • Trekker Fee
    • Snacks and water during the safari
  • Current prevailing Government taxes and service charges

OUR RATES DO NOT INCLUDE

  • Meals not mentioned in the programme
  • Any extra beverages or food/snacks consumed
  • Whale watching boat safari (during summer season – from May to October)
  • Optional activity costs
  • Any personal effects not mentioned here
  • Tips for the staff

IMPORTANT FACTORS

  • Personal effects for windy, rainy, warm weather conditions should be considered
  • Insect repellents, sun protection creams etc, are highly recommended
  • Suitable casual clothing and footwear for outdoor activities

PAYMENT POLICY

  • Full payment with the confirmation

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • 90 Days or more    - US $ 200 Administrative Fee
  • ·60 to 89 Days      - 15% of the tour cost will be charged 
  • ·30 to 59 Days      - 25% of the tour cost will be charged
  • 14 to 29 Days      - 50% of the tour cost will be charged
  • 08 to 13 Days      - 75% of the tour cost will be charged
  • Less than 7 Days   -No refund shall be given

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