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Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Wilpattu

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Pahala Keditokkuwa, Wilpattu National Park 41000 Sri Lanka
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#4 of 11 Specialty lodging in Wilpattu National Park
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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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Pahala Keditokkuwa, Wilpattu National Park 41000 Sri Lanka
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Charith Samarasinghe wrote a review Yesterday
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Mahora was selected as the second destination of our honeymoon journey which was the most unforgettable experience which will stay in our memories forever. After seven hour drive from belihuloya we both were extremely tired untill we got the warm welcome from the mahora team with a cup of koththamali , wet towels and strict sanitation methods which ensured 100 ℅ safety and security for us under this covid 19 conditions. After the initial introduction we both were guided to our mahora tent, which was freely upgrated from big game camp I had booked initially. The camp was very spacious,clean & with all the facilities required specifically designed to feel the the exact wild stay which we always wanted. After having a shower & a short nap we were guided to the dinner with a beautiful bon-fire and BBQ, lighted with candles and lanterns which brought us to a feeling of another world. The safari at wilpattu was planned for the next day which was a full day one as suggested by sameera to get the most opportunity in the forest to sight animals. We left the camp at 5 am in the morning and spend the whole day inside the forest. Breakfast,Lunch and plenty of water had carried by the mahora team which we had nothing to worry but to enjoy the safari.safari was amazing as we sighted all the animals we expected to see. Sameera and Puwathara ( naturalists : our guides) both are highly enthusiastic guys with great technical knowledge and love to the nature plus really nice presentation talent. They took a great effort to saw us a leapord which was really appreciated. We saw two leapords and stay watching Cleopatra ( a young leapord mother to 2 newly born kids) for almost half an hour which was the most unforgettable memory of our whole journey.We also blessed to sighted a bear,a fox,many deer, a large herd of elephants and many more birds. The two day stay with mohora team was great and recommend for anyone who loves the animals and nature and required a real escape from this busy world. Thanks sameera, puwathara, nalin and dinesh for make our journey a most unforgettable experience. Charith & Vimansa.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Niroshana W wrote a review Sep 2020
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We went as 2 families including kids. Originally we have reserved “Big Game Camp” but hotel offered us a free upgrade to “Mahoora Tented Safari Camps” which was great and comfortable for our families. It is an uncommon experience than we going to a traditional hotel or resort. We all welcomed followed by an instruction of the place and Do's and Don'ts since we are almost round the corner of Wilpattu National Park. The tents are nice and clean and it divided into 3 sections kind of living area, room and attached bathroom. Bathrooms are bit smaller but can manage it. The basic amenities are available. There is no TV or Minibar. The food starting from lunch we served traditional Sri Lankan rice and curry and it was tasty even we are not in favor of rice and curry. The dinner was lovely with served BBQ and few side dishes followed by bonfire. After the dinner hotel has taken us nigh walk around the area which we can see few birds, insects etc… The overall experience was great and happy.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Reihan Stephen wrote a review Aug 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka4 contributions
What an amazing weekend dished out by the amazing folks at Mahoora. We reached the camp at Midnight (Two hours later than expected) and were welcomed so well. Sameera was absolutely brilliant to listen to and kept us captivated with his stories and knowledge Sadun & Chamara were super nice and always willing to join us for a chat and a laugh. Harshana's cooking is out of this world and super tasty they even went to the extent of getting us fresh fish from the lake coz we were craving! Our game drives were made more fun with Sameera and his amazing sense of humour! The tents were spacious, comfortable and very homely. Honestly hated to even head back home. Looking forward to go there again and again and again! Thank you team Mahoora!!!!!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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rudi wrote a review Mar 2020
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Wilpattu, what a place to stay!!!! Our Elite tent was very comfortable, spacious and fully equiped although bathroom needs some upgrade. We stayed 3 nights, had 2 half day and 2 full day safaris + night walk and nightdrive. We were kept very busy what we appreciated very much. Breakfast and lunch in the park during our full day safaris were of excellent quality as well as the 7 course evening dinners with fresh and tastefull cocktails to start around a pleasant camp fire. Our senior naturalist Sameera was great, we were happy to experience his expertise in safaris and his passion for wildlife. He made a list for us with all the animals/birds we saw and this list was 2 pages long at the end. We had a very good sighting of a slot bear for more than 1/2 hour, very close to the road, leopard sightings were also great. The safari cars are comfortable, very important because you are sitting almost the whole day. The number of safari cars in the park is limited, this was very important for us
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Anuruddha B, Manager at Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Wilpattu
Responded Apr 26, 2020
Dear rudileona Thank you for your kind review. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Mahoora Wilpattu. You are one of the luckiest guests who had a chance to view most of the animals found in the area. There are instances where some guest doesn't get the chance to see them except for the bird varieties. Glad its a memorable stay for you. It is heartwarming to know you enjoyed every bit of it. Thank you again and hope to see you in your future travels as well.
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JHH wrote a review Mar 2020
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Our stay at Mahoora Tented Safari Camp was an exceptional experience due to the unwavering commitment of the dedicated staff there. Sadly Wilpattu was closed due to the pandemic, but we were treated to:fabulous bird watching experiences; a night drive to spot nocturnal animals such as a fishing cat, slow loris, spotted chevrotain and a jungle cat amongst others; and an in-depth cooking lesson with lots of details about the health-giving properties of the ingredients. The food was superb, beautifully presented and so tasty. I would thoroughly recommend a stay here as it was an unforgettable experience.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Anuruddha B, Manager at Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Wilpattu
Responded Apr 26, 2020
Dear Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of your stay. We are thrilled to see that all aspects of your stay including the safari have been exceptional. We strive to provide the very best of our service for our guests and we are extremely glad you loved it. And it is so unfortunate that your stay with us was cut short due to the COVID pandemic. Thank you very much for staying with us and for sharing your genuine thoughts about your experience with TripAdvisor viewers. We hope we will have the pleasure of greeting you again!
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$560 - $739 (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.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Wilpattu?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Sinhala.
Is Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Wilpattu accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.