Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Yala
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Travel Blogs from Yala National Park
... because he did release me when they saw I was not laughing with them and they yelled something at it.
Now fully awake, we were encouraged to go and look at the higgledy piggledy park display while they organised our entry. Bored, I wandered over to a door that was grated so I could look through it and was looking at some sort of elephant model and then as I my eyes adjusted I could see a man and a woman sitting on the floor with ...
... beserk - they had spotted a Leopard! With all the jeeps around us, we lacked any kind of maneuverability and struggled to position ourselves to see through the undergrowth. However, two near-misses in the first 15 minutes of being in the park had to bode well for the rest of the day, surely?
The hysteria surrounding the possibility of a Leopard sighting had been a bit much for us all, so we asked our driver if he could let the other jeeps go for ...
... but they had expected me to be there all day, have lunch with them, watch the filming etc. A lovely thought which I appreciate but I really just didn't want to be wandering around like a spare part and getting in the way.
Anyway, there was no ill-feeling at all and the load out was in full swing. The actors joined me as did those not involved in humping the gear. They had my sympathy as I have lugged enough PA systems in my time and I ...
... Riding for 24 hours at a stretch and riding so late into the night is far from the recommended practice. We might even agree with some folk who will say that we were fools to attempt the Yala stretch that late in the night. This is merely a collation of how our hours passed. Best to be objective and plan your own trip according to your strengths and weaknesses.
We must place on record our gratitude to ...
... was amazing as there are only 25-30 in the park so are quite elusive. He was massive and strutted past like he knew he was the one everyone wanted to see. It was quite emotional. We also saw a family of elephants crossing the path to get to the bushes to munch away on the branches. They trumpeted away so loudly! Amazing! After safari we went back to the hotel for breakfast. We are heading to the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking