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Experiential accommodation when camping at Gal Oya National Park’s Explorer by Mahoora.

Explorer by Mahoora is a truly unique way for our clients to experience the Sri Lankan wildlife as the entire experience takes place inside national parks and national reserves across the country. Situated inside the Gal Oya National Park, the makeshift private tented safari camps gives our guests the opportunity for a quintessential Sri Lankan wildlife adventure. Our private tented accommodation comes complete with an en-suite bathroom, beautiful dining set up, unique game drives all in the midst of the exquisite setting of the Gal Oya National Park. The magical setting in the silent wilderness will leave you in awe as you watch the setting alongside the grassland fill up during the rainy season. You will be transported to complete bliss as the traditional flame torch light up and road to the tune of the wind whilst the campfire dances alongside under a starry sky as you sit back and relax while we pamper our guests.


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Our policy in discouraging Animal Cruelty, Tourist Traps and Staged Tourist Shows

Animals Are Friends Too: Discouraging Animal Cruelty, Tourist Traps and Staged Tourist Shows

We at ExJ stay away from tourism experiences that are staged and involve animal cruelty and shopping traps that are contrived to exploit and deceive clients.

Even though some of the popular ‘attractions’ are not included in our programmes due to the above reasons, we have no objections in our clients making their own arrangements with our Drivers to visit these places.


Why we do not promote following attractions


Turtle Hatcheries

As this concept has serious negative aspects in terms of conservation, we do not encourage our visitors to patronize the turtle hatcheries, as not all of them are really turtle-friendly. We instead encourage them to observe turtles in their natural habitats.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

When we became aware that the animal welfare standards there were questionable, we stopped encouraging our clients to visit the orphanage. We are pleased to observe that the Born Free Foundation has now adopted similar measures.

Elephant back rides – Habarana

There’s uncertainty surrounding the attitude of this place towards animal welfare. There may be a few ethical operators, but in general, we are not in agreement with how the place is run. We all would love a photo of us riding an elephant, but is a lifetime of pain caused to these magnificent mammals really worth a few fleeting likes on social media?

Traditional Village Tour with a Canoe Trip and Bullock-Carts – Habarana

This is a tourist trap where a lot of the trip is ‘staged’ for commercial purposes. Such fake touristic experiences will not give our visitors an idea of what life in the country is really like, so join us as we show you the real side of Sri Lanka. And at the end of every vacation, always ask yourself, “Did you feel that your holiday was ethical, eco-friendly, and reduced environmental impacts?”

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