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Five Star Camping with Kulu Safari.

The Moon is crawling up the sky beyond the lake, a herd of elephants ambling along the lake for their final bath for the day , two sloth bears rushed to the forest  upon arrival of the giants, yet the wild buffalos have no intention of leaving the water. Sitting in comfortable  verandah chairs in the living room with chilled beer on our hands  my wife and I was gazing through the wilderness, surrounded by thousand of glittering fire flies and stars. A moan of a deer faded just after the growl of a hungry leopard. Swinging in hammocks our two friends anxiously waiting for the dinner to be served on to the candle lit table. Suddenly I saw  a falling star, “quick, make a wish” I whispered to my wife . “Oh God make this moment real!”

No, it’s not a dream any more. It’s the unique experience you could get in a “Luxury Kulu Safari”. Kulu Safari is a movable well equipped safaris which operates deep within the National Parks of Sri Lanka Yala ,Wilpattu and Udawalawa giving you the opportunity to experience the jungle at night. You may have bad memories of camping but this luxury experience is as good as any hotel, with the added benefit of a unique window onto Sri Lanka’s natural world. What make this different from other safaris?

When  you arrive at camp site the safari staff will welcome you to your new home at jungle, the large tent equipped with queen size beds, hot water  and toilets. There will be a separate tent which serves as your “living room” with comfortable chairs you to just unwind or read with privacy. At night Come out to a crackling campfire and sit with your favorite drink, the stars blaze overhead. Delicious meals cooked in open air, are served under the stars in a spacious dinning tent. The kitchen is equipped with sufficient freezer and fridge capacity to ensure the endless supply of ice and cold beer.

You have access to a specially adapted 4WD vehicle for unlimited game drives, experienced hands-on trackers and naturalists. Depending to the time of the year, you’ll see elephant herds under open skies, sunsets with the promise of prowling leopards, daybreak with monkeys, storks, ibis and crocodiles, as well as deer, sloth bears, jackals and wild buffalo. Uda Walawe is the best place in Asia to see elephants in the wild, while Yala and Wilpattu have the densest population of leopards in the world. What’s more, birdwatchers will be in heaven: Sri Lanka has 426 species including the delightful bee eater.

Sri Lanka is one of the best place for Wild Life watching.
Kulu Safaris are the pioneer operators of tented safaris in Sri Lanka, and have a fantastic reputation. Their trackers  offer some of the best wildlife-spotting in the world; you can also ask for a specialist guide. With client safety their ultimate concern. Drivers are responsible, friendly, helpful and they all speak excellent English.

The following review of a satisfied nature lover summarized the above all “I recommend to everybody this experience. Still is very intense in my mind some moments like the moment that we saw the leopard sitting on the track just in front of our jeep, or the bear with the 2 cubs on her back, or the barbeque with the wine that we enjoyed at night, or the afternoon gin tonic that welcome us returning from safari, or the wonderful smiles on staff faces”.

Sandun W

Sandun joined Lanka Help Magazine as a contributor in June, 2011. He has been consistently writing articles to our magazine. Many useful articles of this site are under Sandun's name.

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