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Reviewed February 10, 2021 via mobile

I stayed just after the border opened for tourists and have to say it was the highlight of my trip to Sri Lanka !

The tent was extremely comfortable and luxurious. Beautifully laid out and exceptionally clean. Such a great night sleep away from the noisy camps that seem to be in the area!

I felt completely safe with the excellent covid procedures in place and all of the team were great at ensuring we were all safe with regular sanitising, feet washing and cleaning.

The food was excellent. The chef prepared amazing dishes with fresh ingredients and extremely plentiful as well. The chef comes out and talks to the guests and was so talented! The bbq on the first night was amazing - social distance style and such a highlight.

The team are great and are what makes Mahoora so special. From Avinka who went out of his way to ensure everyone was looked after, to Michael who always worked so hard and was so friendly and always had a smile on his face , everyone wanted to make everyone have an enjoyable time.

Avinka is so knowledgable and talented with the safaris and is an excellent naturalist. I loved the bird watching and the night walk was great fun! Always willing to go the extra mile and genuinely cared that you were enjoying your time at the camp.

Definitely the best place to stay if you are visiting Yala National Park and also if you want to do the safari!

Thank you Avinka, Chef, Michael and team for making my stay simply the best!

Date of stay: February 2021
Trip type: Traveled solo
Thank kiwitravellingabout
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Anuruddha Bandara, Owner at Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Yala, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2021

Dear exeterforeigner,

Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your stay! We are glad that we were able to accommodate you at Mahoora Yala. I must thank you for your kind words regarding our staff service, meals, tent, safaris and the Covid-protocol procedures we follow. We are constantly trying to improve the variety and quality of the overall service experience we offer, and this is indeed yet another milestone for us. I will surely pass your comments to Avinka, Michael and the team at Yala which I am sure will make their day.

Thank you again for staying at Mahoora Tented Safari Camps Yala by Eco Team and we hope that you will consider us for your next visit to Sri Lanka!

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Reviewed December 15, 2020 via mobile

Stayed at this "luxury" camp site at YALA for two nights in the second week of December. Situated around 4 km distance from Kataragama. They will show you the way from a nearby temple and guide you to the campsite. We were warmly welcomed and swiftly transferred to the tents.

We had booked a double tent but they generously offered a family tent with one double and two single beds. The tend were large, had running water with hot water, flushable toilet (not the cleanest) and fans.

The options of food that was available at the camp was limited. Ordering extra food or drinks was difficult since they didn't have any supplies or arrangements to provide such. Teas and coffee was provided at the main lobby at the welcome area morning and evening. Most of the food provided at the site was average to poor quality and I'm eager to find out whether they even had a cheff at their site.

They aarange a game drive each for one night and we were able to go for two drives with 'Dharme Ayya' during our stay. He is wonderful Safari driver and could easily spot the most difficult animal. Yes he managed to show us the 'Kotiya'. He lets us take our own time and was not at all in a hurry. The institute arranges separate game drives to separate parties and I appreciate it rather than having to pack with another group.

The staff lead by Mr. Avinka was excellent. It was no surprise to know that they were understaffed but Avinka and the team made our stay pleasurable.

I sincerely wish that the management will review the shortcomings at this campsite and their other campsites and get ready for the waves of foreign tourists who will come in near future.

Date of stay: December 2020
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank GayangaK
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Anuruddha Bandara, Owner at Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Yala, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2020

Dear Mr Gayanga,

Thank you for your stay with us and for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We were pleased to read you liked the safari experience, the excellent service of the staff members who looked into every aspect to make your stay pleasurable and an upgrade to a family tent with (a large tent unit) along with the facilities of hot water too. But we are sorry to hear there was an issue with the flushable toilet and the food.

We’d like to bring to your kind attention that due to covid-19 we are operating with a limited number of staff members including a chef at every campsite. But at times we are challenged with obtaining supplies from dedicated service providers with regards to menus on extras because of this situation. But please be assured we have addressed your comments with the team, and we will look into it ASAP and rectify the necessary after an investigation.

Again, thank you for taking the time to review us and have a nice day!

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Reviewed September 9, 2020

Loved the tents, very cosy and clean. The dining areas were in a wonderful setting and looked especially lovely in the evenings. Our meals were very tasty. And all the staff were very friendly, helpful and polite.

Date of stay: September 2020
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Thank NNAzandSab
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Anuruddha Bandara, Owner at Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Yala, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2020

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind review and glad your stay was a great one and glad to know the whole experience was wonderful. We hope to welcome you again.

Thank you and hope you have a good day!

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Reviewed July 9, 2020 via mobile

It was one of the best experiences we had during our stay at Mahoora tented camps. We were travelling with some friends and with their families and all of them enjoyed the stay at the camp site. The staff were super friendly and they were really professional as well. The food served during the meals were always mouthwatering for everyone and it had many choices to select. The night BBQ dinner was one of the great experiences we all had. The naturalists were very professional and always willing to go an extra mile to give you a lifetime experience in the wilderness. The tents were so spacious, modern, clean and they were having the attached bathrooms with hot water facilities. The night walks arranged by them gave a chance to see some nocturnal animals in the wild.

The experience we had was " Marvellous & Unique "
Definitely we will come back and stay more nights in the future

Date of stay: July 2020
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Anuruddha Bandara, Owner at Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Yala, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2020

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience. As a team, we are overwhelmed to have been able to make your stay special. We of course very much look forward to welcoming you again for another exciting experience.

Hope you have a nice day!

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Reviewed March 26, 2020

What a fabulous place to stay. We were made so welcome. Tent was great every luxury you could want. Dinner was a bbq with us all sat around a lovely fire a lovely evening and good meal with wine. Later in the evening we were taken for a night walk where we were shown sleeping birds in tree, frogs insects etc. We were with a great crowd of people too. The whole of the staff from the Manager who sorry I cannot remember his name was great as was Avinka our naturalist to Stephen and Manjrela. BUT the best bit for us was on about the last 5minutes of the Safari, we saw what we came for YES a leopard, he was gorgeous and posed for ages for us to get photographs. Our driver and Avinka us two and another member of staff we all went mad once the leopard had disappeared into the bush. We highly recommend this camp. Avinka can we please have the picture of Michaels face please. Chris and Steve ‍♀️

Room tip: We had tent 17 which we liked but all were good as plenty of space between them all.
Date of stay: March 2020
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Thank scgrantham
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Anuruddha B, Manager at Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Yala, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2020

Dear scgrantham,


Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a wonderful review, we really appreciate it.

We are thrilled that you had a lovely stay with us. Avi, Nalin, Thushara, Wasantha and the rest of the team were very pleased to see the positive feedback.

We hope you visit us again next time you are in Sri Lanka!

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