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Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Udawalawe

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Udawalawe National Park 70190 Sri Lanka
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#1 of 7 hotels in Udawalawe National Park
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4.6
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4.8
Value
4.2
Mahoora Tented Safari Camp - Udawalawe is situated within close proximity to the national park enabling you to truly experience the sights, sounds and scents of the Sri Lankan wilderness. The provided mobile tents are comfortable and equipped with private bathroom, carpet, hot water, mosquito netting and private patios. Guests are offered ambient dining experience under the jungle canopy and 4WD safari jeeps are provided for Safaris. Mahoora follows the ‘pack-in-pack out’ camping principle, in which the camps are set up prior to guests arrival and dismantled after departure, so to minimize the environmental impact.Mahoora Tented Safari Camp - Udawalawe is an ideal base for environmentally-conscious travelers to explore the natural world. This national park is world famous for its large herds of Asian Elephants and wide range of birds.Rates are inclusive of entrance fees to the park and all other related charges for two days, cost of a jeep, beverages, lunches and dinners and fees for the expert naturalist guide. Elite & Premium package Guests can also enjoy free drinks at the Jungle Bar.
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24-hour security
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Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport15 miSee all flights
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Karen559 wrote a review Sep 12
Sydney, Australia109 contributions68 helpful votes
Arrived wondering what our tent stay would be like. All was fabulous - amazing food - 5 star dinner by candelight and bonfire, amazing staff - all so friendly and happy; luxurious tent with all you need. Safari was awesome with a herd of elephants just 10 feet away from our jeep .. we were mesmerised by the experience and had to keep pinching ourselves. Certainly a highlight. Solomons was so friendly and knowledgeable about all the wildlife and the area .. took us on a sunrise walk and saw many birds. Everything was wonderful. It was a highlight of our trip. Thank you for the wonderful hospitality and memories
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Anuruddha Bandara, Owner at Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Udawalawe
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Karen559, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are happy you took the time to share your experience with us. Especially the service of the staff, the "amazing food" the ambience, the "luxurious" tents along with the safari experience. We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. We really look forward to welcoming you again soon. Cheers!
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Amy S wrote a review May 2022
2 contributions2 helpful votes
This safari was excellent Felt very welcome from the start Everything is 5* quality from the food to the service to the room The staff were all brilliant at their roles including the waiter that served us who was very professional (didn’t catch his name but he was lovely) Solomons I couldn’t fault, his knowledge about the animals on the safari was incredible and was also very friendly and approachable Our jeep driver also had hawk eyes who could spot animals in all situations Solomons and the driver worked extremely well together to make sure we had the best experience I honestly can’t fault this camp Would 100% recommend
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Anuruddha Bandara, Owner at Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Udawalawe
Responded Jul 25, 2022
It is an absolute pleasure to read your genuine feedback on your experience stay with us Amy S. Also, thank you for the kind words of our staff services, the tent accommodation and the safari to be the best experience. Furthermore thank you for ranking us so highly and recommending us to the readers. We hope to see you again soon on your next visit to Sri Lanka. Have a wonderful day! Thank you & regards,
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Amanda wrote a review Apr 2022
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Our stay at Big Game Udewale was the highlight of our Sri Lankan trip so far. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel incredibly welcome and comfortable, with every need tended to it allowed us to fully relax and enjoy the experience. The staff are very friendly and always greet your with a smile, they are very passionate about the work they do here and it shows. Solomon the bird whisperer was a particular favourite of ours and really made the experience special. His friendly nature and good humour created a fabulous atmosphere in the camp and his incredible knowledge of Sri Lankan wildlife meant we were learning new things all the time. Out on safari he has the eyes of a hawk and was amazing at spotting all kinds of creatures, especially birds which were his favourite. We were lucky enough to see elephants, crocodiles, birds of prey, spotted deer and many more animal whilst on our drives. Memories we shall treasure for a lifetime. Another great part of the experience was the food. We were treated to delicious meals three times a day and never went hungry. The Sri Lankan cooking was up there with some of the best we have had in the country and because many of the meals have three courses we were able to experience a wide array of local delicacies. If only we could be cooked for like this every day! All in all I can’t recommend the experience highly enough. It is slightly more expensive than other safaris in the area but there is good reason for that and the value for money is incredible. I can’t wait to bring our children here in the future to enjoy this magical adventure.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Jul 25, 2022
It is our pleasure to know that you were satisfied with your stay with us Tilly, and thank you very much for sharing your genuine thoughts about your experience with our staff, especially our camp manager Solomon, the safari experience and our cuisine with the viewers. Furthermore, thank you for ranking us so highly and for recommending us. We hope you consider us for your future travels!
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TeamAngelLester wrote a review Apr 2022
London, United Kingdom36 contributions5 helpful votes
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An amazing experience with a touch of luxury. The tent was spacious and spotless. Dinner in the evening was a lovely experience. The highlight for us was our naturalist Prince. Very knowledgeable and super keen to share his wisdom. Great stay.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Anuruddha Bandara, Owner at Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Udawalawe
Responded Jul 25, 2022
Thank you so much for your kind words TeamAngelLester, We're happy to read you had an Amazing Wilderness experience with us at Mahoora. we agree, Soloman and the team are truly a gem to have on our team! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon. Cheers!
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Lisa J wrote a review Apr 2022
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My sister and I stayed in the deluxe tent and had dinner by firelight that evening. The tent was beautifully decorated and was comfortable until 3am in the morning, a huge explosion occurred that made us jump in our beds. We were informed in the morning by one of the guides that it was an elephant bomb. The local farmers are given dynamite to scare the creatures off their land. We laughed our heads off but wished that the guides had warned us of this the night before. Please go on the safari in the morning though…it was a wonderful experience especially if you like birds. Prince Solomon, the charming guide is so passionate and knowledgeable and his eagle eyed driver gave us an excellent 4 hour safari full of different species of beautiful birds and animals with a filling breakfast from the jeep. The staff were lovely and couldn’t have been more helpful
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Anuruddha Bandara, Owner at Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Udawalawe
Responded Jul 25, 2022
It is our pleasure to know that you were satisfied with your stay and thank you very much for sharing your detailed experience with the viewers. It makes all our efforts worthwhile. We would be glad to have you with us again in your future travels!
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indikaliyanahewage wrote a review Mar 2022
Colombo, Sri Lanka28 contributions4 helpful votes
Very good place and a team. Solomons, Wasantha and the safari driver was very helpful. Clean tents and it is safe for kids too. Staff was well prepared for our arrival. Also there was no heat at night even without AC. Had a good night sleep. Afternoon was hot inside the tent.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: Room no. 2 in Mahoora area.
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Response from Anuruddha Bandara, Owner at Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Udawalawe
Responded Jul 25, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us at Mahoora. We are so glad that you and yours enjoyed your stay with us. Solomons, Wasantha and the staff were glad to hear the positive feedback as well. We aim to provide a truly unique experience, and we are glad you loved it. We are looking forward to seeing you again!
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James Evans wrote a review Mar 2022
Carrboro, North Carolina6 contributions3 helpful votes
We spent three nights at Mahoora and had an incredible experience touring Udawalawe and Yala. We also visited the Elephant Transit Home. The staff was amazing and took great care of us from preparing breakfast in the morning to setting up our candlelit tent at night.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded Jul 25, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review us online Keystrike. We were pleased to read you had an incredible experience with us at Udawalawe & Yala. Our staff are quite happy to read your feedback. We count ourselves lucky for customers like you. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future! Hope you have a great week ahead. With kind regards,
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Vignes wrote a review Mar 2022
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It was a great night stay! Love the tent setup. Excellent position within forested area in campsite. Service was good. The campfire was a super touch. Well timed itenary as well. Would recommend a stay here.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jul 25, 2022
Dear Vignesbbbbb, Thank you so much for your kind words. It is amazing to see that you have had a wonderful experience during your stay with us and we are truly happy to read about it. we will make sure your appreciation towards our staff will reach them. Furthermore, thank you for recommending us and do visit us again. With kind regards,
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Felicia V wrote a review Mar 2022
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We just spent 3 nights at the Mahoora Tent Safari Camp. The entire staff was amazing, very professional and very friendly. Our personal guide, Pasindu, went above and beyond to accommodate all our wishes. We went on 3 half day safaris and a full day one. We saw a multitude of birds and animals, including seven leopards in one day. We even got to see a sloth bear. We enjoyed every safari to the maximum and the explanations provided by Pasindu. The accommodations were very good, as advertised. The food was authentic and excellent. They have a really good chef and I enjoyed my cooking lesson. They were able to arrange for COVID testing on site. This was our first trip to Sri Lanka but we will return and definitely will sty again at Mahoora.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded Jul 25, 2022
Hello Feliciav102, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your stay with us. Furthermore, thank you for your kind words regard Pasindu & the team's services., your safari experiences, tent accommodation and glad you enjoyed the cooking lesson, We are continually trying to improve our quality and happy to read we hit the mark with customers like yourself. We very much look forward to welcoming you on your next trip. Thank you again! With kind regards,
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Dakshina D wrote a review Feb 2022
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Best glamping in sri Lanka(udawalawa ), they are very professional, very friendly stuff and they have very good chef 👩‍🍳..safari experience was awsome. if you are a nature lover this is a one of the best plase to hang out.overall it was a lovely stay
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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 Udawalawe
Responded Feb 26, 2022
Hello dakshinad2022, Reading your review makes us happy that we have done everything right. thank you for all the complimentary remarks. Your comments on the Safari, the glamping experience and the Chef's preparation is much appreciated. Do visit us once again on your next journey! Regards,
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$224 - $443 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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What are some of the property amenities at Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Udawalawe?
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 Udawalawe?
Top room amenities include a desk, a fireplace, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Udawalawe?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Udawalawe?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
Does Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Udawalawe have airport transportation?
Yes, Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Udawalawe offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Udawalawe?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Sinhala.
Is Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Udawalawe accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.