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Pahala Keditokkuwa, Wilpattu National Park 41000 Sri Lanka
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 04/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 04/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 11 Specialty lodging in Wilpattu National Park
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4.4
Mahoora Tented Safari Camp - Wilpattu provides tented accommodations at the border of Wilpattu National Park, the largest national park in Sri Lanka and famous for its leopards. Fitted with carpeted flooring, all tents come with an outdoor living area and a private bathroom with hot-water showers. A fruit platter, umbrellas and mosquito nets are included. Mahoora Tented Safari Camp - Wilpattu is 205 km from Colombo City. It is 170 km from Bandaranaike International Airport. Wilpattu National Park spans over 425 square miles from western Sri Lanka towards the ancient ruins of Anuradhapura. Barbecued dishes are served by the nightly camp, providing an intimate jungle dining experience. Elite & Premium package Guests can also enjoy free drinks at the Jungle Bar. The all-inclusive safari includes an experienced naturalist, maintained jeeps and all relevant permits for safari drives.
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Free parking
Free breakfast
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Board games / puzzles
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24-hour security
BBQ facilities
24-hour front desk
Secured parking
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
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Desk
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Seating area
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Pahala Keditokkuwa, Wilpattu National Park 41000 Sri Lanka
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Sigiriya Air Force Base Airport45 miSee all flights
Bandaranayake Intl Airport77 miSee all flights
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FoodieOswestry wrote a review May 2022
Oswestry493 contributions281 helpful votes
We were only there for two nights with a safari into the reserve the afternoon of arrival and a second the next morning and having had a similar experience in India were not expecting the Ritz style accommodation. The whole purpose of the visit was to see the wildlife and in particular, the leopards, so 5-star accommodation was not at the top of the priority list. Our driver was excellent as was the ‘spotter’, one of the chefs who was not needed at the time, and our wildlife expert was just that, very knowledgeable and with eyes like a hawk! We saw not one but three leopards on our first outing with one sitting quite quietly right out in the open as can be seen from the picture. Whilst this was the highlight there were too many other animals and birds to list them all. The tent we had was perfectly adequate, not 5-star but OK for a couple of nights, a living room, a separate bedroom and loo and shower all set in its own area reached by a path to it, and it alone. It was very humid in the tent but a large fan kept the bedroom at a reasonable temperature and my wife and I, on the first night, had the best night's sleep we had had since arriving in the country. Hot water was a luxury at times but as it was very hot and very humid, a tepid to cool shower was rather refreshing. The food was campfire style, actually from a barbecue, but served to the table, complete with a white tablecloth and napkins, which made one feel a bit like Rhodes of Rhodesia even if the meals were not the greatest we have ever had! I cannot speak to the value for money as the stay was simply part of a nearly month-long journey around Sri Lanka so I have no idea how much any one element cost.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Sivsudaew wrote a review May 2022
Thailand33 contributions15 helpful votes
My wife and I went with a purpose. We wanted to see the leaopards of Sri Lanka and Wilpattu is one good place to see them. Having had a wonderful stay with Eco Team at "Ahaspokuna Bushwalk Camp" last time, our choice was to stay at the Mahoora in Wilpattu. We had great attentive and unintrusive service throughout our stay. Rajitha the guy in charge of the camp was a lively, knowledgeable, anticipatory and friendly host. One thing I could commend was his brilliant ability to "Spot" life around us and help us see them. The tent was comfortable and we were given all the guidance how to use them. The tent with a sitting and living space apart from the sleeping area was a nice touch of luxury. Wise idea to have the simple shower and toilet right behind the bed. Avoids having to exit the tent especially in the nigh for a "call of nature' as most other camping I have experienced have them outside. The tents were clean and secure. Probably needs a little upkeep attention- The metal shower frames in our tent. We also enjoyed the authentic Sri Lankan food with a touch of fusion for dinner. The outdoor dining experiences with the bonfire at dinner were really great experiences. We did a half day safari and were not lucky with a leaopard sigting. Rajitha recommended we go again in the afternoon and we did. Oh boy, luck was on our side. We saw two leaopards, both resting after a kill (as was told). It was very difficult to see them in the bush but their tails gave them away, moving from time to time chasing the flies that were annoying them. Couldn't see them out in the open. We also saw an elephant, plenty of spotted deer and pea fowls, monitor lizards, hare, a tree squirrel, many varieties of birds and jungle fowl. The night walk was really amazing and would recommend as a must. Motionless butterflies, scorpions on the prowl, sleeping birds and lizards clinging on at the end of a thin branch to escape from loris that hunt at night. Dont miss the night walk. Thank you to the Eco Team for this lovely stay.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Tents are pretty much the same. Located in the bush so a nce jungle view.
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Peter wrote a review Mar 2022
Teddington, United Kingdom3 contributions
Great site with comfortable tents, generous tasty food and conscientious knowledgeable guides. Wonderful safari days in the Wilpattu National Park where we saw leopards, sloth bears, dear and other animals along with colourful bird life. Perfect!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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livingalive wrote a review Mar 2022
London, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a great time staying in the camp. The tents were fab - lots of space and very comfortable. Loved the dinner under the starts with a bonfire, and the night walk was a real highlight. Very peaceful, especially by the lake. All the staff were very friendly and we were very well looked after. Would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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pamudi G wrote a review Feb 2022
Colombo, Sri Lanka20 contributions2 helpful votes
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We had amazing stay at Mahoora. the stuff was very friendly and naturalist Sumith guided us from the beginning of our stay to the end attending all of our requirements.Tents are super clean and comfortable.the package comes with a Safari tour as well which worth for the price you pay. The rider of the jeep is well experienced & the highlight of our wilpattu safari is where we witness the “Nelumbandara” the majestic leopard.food is very delicious & kudos goes to awesome chefs at Mahoora! vibuthi provide us excellent service with serving foods. they refill every time when we ran out of foods.love the bonfire night and candle night dinner.Naturalist Sumith and his crew provide us with great service.Thank you Smith and team for your excellent service and recommend this place to anyone who wants to have good glamping experience.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Anuruddha Bandara, Owner at Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Wilpattu
Responded Feb 26, 2022
Greetings from Mahoora Camps pamudig2022, Thank you for your most kind review on Trip advisor and particularly for praising the efforts of our staff. Thank you for complimenting on our ambience, food, accommodation facilities but most of all our dedicated employees. Thank you for being our guest and sharing your "Glam Glamping" experience. Much appreciated. Regards,
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Randika C wrote a review Feb 2022
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We visited Mahoora Tented Safari Camp, Wilpattu over the long weekend in Feb 2022. We were so fascinated by the overall experience. Mr. Rajitha is the superstar of the overall experience at Mahoora. He is just the person you need as the manager/host of such a lovely place. The dinner under the stars with fire was one hell of an experience. The food was amazing and the evening tea time in the garden is another encounter which we will not forget. Packed breakfast and tea buffer before the early morning safari is impressive. We loved everything about Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Wilpatthu.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Anuruddha Bandara, Owner at Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Wilpattu
Responded Feb 8, 2022
Hello randikac2015, Thank you for your stay with us at Mahoora Wilpattu and for sharing your experience with other travellers. We were pleased to read you liked the ambience, meals, staff services and the overall experience. We are constantly trying to improve the quality we offer to our guests and are glad we did with you. Thank you for staying with us and we hope that you will consider us for your next trip! With regards,
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Mandeville1322 wrote a review Jan 2022
Cambridge, United Kingdom187 contributions85 helpful votes
As our fourth Mahoora site we were impressed by the extension of the tented area with an extra sitting area at the front and more room around the beds and bathroom. With the addition of a large open area for eating under the stars and wifi in a quiet area the whole set-up (as a permanent camp) wqs more glamping. However the main attraction was the park itself which on our second day delivered all of the Sri Lankan "Big 5" across the day and combined with earlier leopard encounters provided a number of unique and memorable wildlife treasures. Once again the staff (although small in number) provided good service and were always attentive and helpful
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: All 10 tents of similar set-up higher numbers nearer the eating area lower numbers nearer the...
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Response from Anuruddha Bandara, Owner at Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Wilpattu
Responded Feb 8, 2022
Dear Mandeville1322, Thank you so much for your kind and genuine review. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience of your stay. Happy to read that your main attraction in the Park delivered with sightings you expected. Our staff is quite happy to read your feedback and it has indeed lifted their spirits. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Hope you have a great week ahead. With kind regards,
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Dushan W wrote a review Jan 2022
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We had a great time at Mahoora special thanks for Mr Ranjith for his corporation his team also excellent keep up the good work. Good place to get different experience and favour of jungle living.. Highly recommend to all.. thanks again team Manhoora
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Anuruddha Bandara, Owner at Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Wilpattu
Responded Feb 8, 2022
Dear 392dushanw, It's wonderful to read your feedback and thank you for rating us so highly along with your recommendation for a different jungle experience. It was a pleasure having you and Rajitha too is quite happy to read your comments. Thank you again and hope we see you next time. With kind regard,
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pubudu y wrote a review Jan 2022
Colombo, Sri Lanka12 contributions
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We originally booked 03 ''Big Game Camp'' tents for two nights but Eco team gave us free upgrade to ''Mahoora Tented Safari camp'' which was huge and comfortable for our family. Special thanks to Duminda & Anuththara for upgrade. We welcomed by Sumith and he took care of us until we checked out from the site. Tents were huge luxurious with a sitting area, bedroom and attached bathroom.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Anuruddha Bandara, Owner at Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Wilpattu
Responded Jan 28, 2022
Dear pubudu y, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your stay! I am glad that we were able to upgrade your family. Also, thank you for the kind words.... Duminda, Anuththara & Sumith are quite happy to read them. We hope you will visit us soon again! Hope you have a great weekend! With regards,
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NN wrote a review Jan 2022
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Complete eco friendly travel experience, and even greater wildlife experience. The stay was made extra special by the guided Safari tour, make sure to ask for Rajitha for the Safari, since he's got a vast knowledge of the wildlife and gives an excellent guide. The food was amazing as well, kudos to the chefs! The staff was very friendly and attentive and they're prepared to serve throughout the day and very considerate for the guests requirements. Overall its one of the best eco tourism experiences you can get.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Anuruddha Bandara, Owner at Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Wilpattu
Responded Jan 24, 2022
Hello Nuwan_Nana, It is our pleasure to know that you were satisfied with your stay, safari and food with us at Mahoora Wilpattu. Rajitha & the team are happy to read your review and glad the overall experience is one of the best Eco-friendly stays for you. Moreover thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor! Hope you have a wonderful week ahead! With regards,
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PRICE RANGE
$186 - $407 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaNorth Western ProvinceWilpattu National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Wilpattu
Which popular attractions are close to Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Wilpattu?
Nearby attractions include Wilpattu National Park (3.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Wilpattu?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Wilpattu?
Top room amenities include a desk, a mosquito net, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Wilpattu?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Wilpattu?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Does Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Wilpattu have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Wilpattu offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Wilpattu have airport transportation?
Yes, Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Wilpattu offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Wilpattu?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Sinhala.