The Minneriya National Park is mostly famed for the large numbers of Sri Lankan Elephants that gather here in the dry season - there have even been herds as large 400 elephants reported. The gathering of elephants in the Minneriya National Park is the largest seasonally recurring concentration of wild elephants found in the world.
More spectacular than possibly any other wildlife event in Sri Lanka is what is known as the ‘Gathering’. During the dry season (July to September) when water supplies start to diminish, more and more animals congregate around the Minneriya reservoir where the grasses are rich and fertile. For several months of this drought season different herds of wild elephants gather at the reservoir. They come from areas beyond Minneriya, and at any one time it is possible to witness up to 300 to 400 elephants. They are not migrating, they are simply ‘gathering’, to socialize, bathe, drink, feed and possibly mate.
To be an observer of the largest gathering of wild elephants in the world is a truly memorable experience, and an unforgettable opportunity to watch the social dynamics of these great creatures. It is a unique phenomenon and can only be seen in the Minneriya National Park. Recently, this amazing gathering was listed as Number 6 in the Lonely Planet’s Guide to Natural Wildlife Spectacles of the World.
When on a Sri Lankan wildlife safari you are going to want to find accommodation that is closest to the Park so that you can minimize your travel time. Considering that Mahoora tented camps are set up on the borders of the Park itself. This might then be the best option for you. However, if you would still like to stay in a hotel, feel free to let us know and we can arrange that for you.
Mahoora Mobile Tented Camps Sinharaja Sri Lanka
If you are an ardent birder then you will find no better place than the Sinharaja Rain Forest to observe endemic birds in Sri Lanka. This nature reserve is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, titles which are rightly given due to the prevalence of endemic species of birds, trees, insects, amphibians, reptiles and mammals. The areas around the Sinharaja Rain Forest are an ideal tented safari camp location for any birding and nature enthusiast and is guaranteed to not disappoint you.
An incredible 95 percent of Sri Lanka’s endemic bird species are recorded within the Sinharaja Rainforest. Coupled with the high incidence of endemic plants, insects and reptiles, this nature reserve is a veritable goldmine for the ardent nature lover. It is a biodiversity hotspot, and thus has been designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Of the 26 species of birds that are endemic to Sri Lanka, all 20 species found in rainforests are present here. A nature trek or tented safari camp around this nature reserve will provide you with an experience that can scarcely be matched.
This tropical lowland virgin rainforest is also home to the famous Sinharaja Bird Wave. This is the longest continuously studied and largest of the Bird Waves which offer rewardingly long viewing for bird watchers.
Getting the optimal Sinharaja Rainforest bird and nature experience entails making sure that you spend the most amount of time within the confines of this nature reserve. Especially for bird watching, an early start is a must and the best way to get the earliest start possible is to opt for a Sinharaja Mahoora tented camps. This tented camps are set up bordering the nature reserve itself and provide the perfect balance between comfort and nature. However if you prefer more traditional hotel style accommodation we can easily arrange for that as well.
Mahoora Mobile Tented Camps Gal Oya Sri Lanka
If you want to experience a wildlife safari that is truly unlike any other in Sri Lanka then the Gal Oya National Park is the place for it. The Gal Oya National Park is the only National Park in Sri Lanka that has boat safaris - a truly unique means of experiencing Sri Lankan wildlife in one of the most picturesque locations on the island.
The Gal Oya National Park is one that serves as the main catchment area for the largest reservoir in Sri Lanka and thus is home to many species of birds, mammals and plant life. The reservoir is dotted with many little islands which can be explored by means of a boat safari. However, a short jeep safari is also possible. A distinguishing feature of the Gal Oya National Park is the presence of large herds of Sri Lankan Elephants that can be spotted throughout the year. Other mammals recorded in the Park include the Sri Lankan Leopard, spotted deer, wild water buffaloes and wild boars. The Gal Oya National Park is also home to 150 species of birds.
When on a wildlife safari, there is really so much to see, in so little time. So when considering accommodation options you should try and look for one that significantly cuts down your travel time. Mahoora tented camps are set up on the borders of the Park itself, giving you the earliest start and you can drive around until the last ray of sunlight fades at dusk. These tented camps also enable you to truly see, feel and hear Sri Lankan wildlife in its natural habitat. However, if you would prefer hotel style accommodation just let us know and we can arrange that for you.
Mahoora Mobile Tented Camps Kumana Sri Lanka
The Kumana National Park is renowned for its birdlife, particularly waterfowl and wading birds. It is adjacent to the Yala National Park and many of the mammals from Yala such as the Sri Lankan Leopard and the Sri Lankan Elephant also can be observed at this reserve.
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.
When considering accommodation options for any Sri Lankan wildlife safari, you need to find a solution that allows you the freedom of seeing everything that nature has to offer, in the shortest possible time. That’s why a Mahoora tented camps are ideal. Mahoora tented camps are set up on the borders of the Park itself, allowing for minimal travel time and maximum time inside. However, if you would like to stay in a hotel close by, just let us know and we can make the necessary arrangements.
Mahoora Mobile Tented Camps Knuckles Sri Lanka
The Knuckles Mountain Range is a nature reserve that will enthrall nature lovers. It is home to many species of endemic plant and animal life, some of which are specific to this Region only and cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Three distinct types of forests can be found here and some of the peaks reach over 900 m. The Knuckles Mountain Range is perfect for diverse and endemic wildlife, breathtaking scenery and salubrious mountain air.
The Knuckles Mountain Range is rated as one of Sri Lanka’s true natural wonders. A total of 160 endemic flowering plants can be found on the Knuckles Mountain Range, some of which are only found in this location making it a botanist’s dream come true. Unfortunately, due to the threat of further deforestation, 32 percent of these are listed as endangered. Though the majority of Sri Lanka's mammals are to be found on this vast range, including Sri Lankan Elephants, Sri Lankan Leopards and several types of deer, these sightings are rare. However Knuckles remains the favoured destination for those wishing to go on walking safaris and nature treks. The climate is cool in Knuckles and the mountains are picturesque. From the most casual nature lover, to the most ardent wildlife enthusiast, the Knuckles Mountain Range provides ample opportunities for anyone to get up close and personal with the smaller marvels of nature while on a walking safari.
In a unique location such as this, you are definitely going to want an accommodation option that allows you to really drink in the sights, sounds and smells of the great outdoors. You are also going to want to choose one that is close enough so that you can cut down on unwanted travel time. With Mahoora tented camps you can have all that and more, as the tented camps are set up on the borders of the mountain range itself, making it an experience that you will remember forever. However if you would feel more comfortable in a nearby hotel just let us know and we can arrange that for you.
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