Accommodation rating: Good Standard
'Mahoora', meaning `the great one', is a term used by the ancient Vedda tribe to describe a person of great importance including royalty. The Mahoora camping experience is designed to blend superior service with an indigenous touch. The Mahoora Luxury Camps feature canvas tents with high ceiling which contain a sleeping area with comfortable beds and a living room with cosy canvas armchairs, baggage rack, and brightly coloured floor cushions. The tents are exclusively designed and handmade in Sri Lanka and feature wall-to-wall carpets and thick, floor-length patchwork curtains, which cover 'windows' and 'doors'. Little touches such as torches, toiletries, towels, candles, and oil lamps are provided. A generator provides power at dusk. Unlimited house wines, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages are served out of a well-stocked bar. Drinks are followed by a three-course meal served with a chef in attendance.
Laptop and digital camera charging facilities are available, and guests are provided with an umbrella, slippers and a fresh fruit basket on arrival. Security and first aid is ensured at the camp sites by the Eco Team staff. For wildlife viewing a Land Rover Defender or Land Cruiser Jeep is provided with a qualified naturalist to gain first-hand knowledge about the environment, the flora and fauna.
The Camps, managed by Eco Team, one of the premier wildlife companies in the island, offers camping inside a range of national parks, including Yala, Uda Walawe, Bundela and Sinharaja Rainforest. The campsites are chosen by Eco Team for their location, allowing you to get much closer to wildlife than you would on a standard day safari. The term 'luxury' is used relatively to describe the experience provided by Mahoora in the heart of the jungle, and the standard of accommodation must be regarded simple.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.