A holistic and memorable Tented Safari Camping experience at Wilpattu National Park…
Enjoy a great glamping experience at Mahoora Wilpattu National Park, and be a part of nature, while indulging in the lap of luxury. Our purpose-built tented camps offer star class amenities such as fully functional toilets, a shower, toiletteries, and comfortable beds. Genuine Sri Lankan hospitality is a heartbeat away, as our staff will be at hand to look after your every need.
The unique advantages of the Mahoora Wilpattu tented camps in brief
As this campsite is located just bordering a lake closer to the park’s boundary, guests are able to experience something very similar to living inside the park. If you are fortunate you may even encounter wildlife in the campsite itself.
The complete Mahoora tented camps experience with luxury Jeeps and expert game drivers, professional naturalists, snacks / beverages / water /tea & coffee are available unlimited. What’s more a safari with our professional team is a unique and holistic experience. We believe such experience can be provided by us, as we are well experienced and has the expertise. In general, a hotel will not be able to offer the same services as their area of expertise is very different.
If there is a full day safari, we are able to provide a complete hot lunch served inside the park without returning to the campsite. This saves time and energy spent on traveling to the camp for lunch.
For a client who is staying in a hotel, time saved would be anything between 3 to 4 hours. However, clients have the option to go back for their meal and return for the evening safari after enjoying an exquisite lunch.
We can also extend customized services for clients. (Family safaris / honeymoon safaris / photography safaris etc)
During certain times of the year, there are a few “chena” plots scattered around the areas near the mahoora tented camps. Chena is the local term for traditional slash and burn cultivation used for seasonal crops which is a common means of earning a living in the area. Clients have the option of visiting these sites that are of a moderate distance, during their day or night nature walks, and gain better understanding of rural Sri Lanka. This is also a service offered without any additional charges.
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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Mahoora Wilpatu tented camps site is visited by elephants and has a very rich birdlife.
It’s located closer to the Southern boundary of Wilpattu National Park, adjoining a lake and is surrounded by a bush forest. Most of the time we serve our meals near the lake where clients can enjoy the serenity of nature while enjoying their meals.
As with other Mahoora locations, the tents are spread out in order to ensure complete privacy and a true wilderness setting.
The distance between the entrance of the park and the campsite is a mere 7km, and take only 5 to 10 minutes to get there.
Mahoora Leopard Research
Mahoora Tented Camps actively support in minimizing human leopard conflict in the border areas of the national park. Researchers, and volunteers who seek to assist in such activities, including clients are encouraged to participate in the program. During safaris, our clients fill a research document on leopard and other important sightings that they have had as such data is important for planning conservation activities.
"Pack in and Pack out"
All of our tents are set-up just prior to your arrival, and are moved out after your departure, thereby minimizing our impact on the environment. This “Pack in and Pack out” aspect combined with all our other green initiatives; guarantee to make your stay with Mahoora the most environment friendly accommodation in Sri Lanka. Though the tents are set up far away from local villages, bear in mind that this area is very quiet, so the distant sound of a radio or temple chant may sometimes carry to the campsite. These occurrences are rare but we would like to keep our customers informed in case such situations arise.
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