Master Campers

Operating from base camps at Udawalawe and Wilpattu, Master Campers provide luxury tents with en suite bathrooms, five course dinners and guided tours. Spot elephants, leopards, deer, crocodile, langur, jackals, wild buffalo and exotic species of birds in varying concentration at the parks. The chefs prepare your food from fresh local ingredients at the campsite and carbon footprint minimising practices are in place.

Accommodation

Master Campers provide camps with all amenities including hot and cold water, en suite bathrooms, phone charging, fresh linen and towels, alfresco dining and constant supply of food and drinks. The camps are designed not to encroach on the habitat.

Facilities and activities

Personalized services are provided to meet individual traveler needs. A variety of activities are available at the campsite and these can be booked in advance to enhance your experience. Fishing in freshwater lakes is ideal in the park settings and equipment will be provided.

You can also go swimming in these waters. There are plenty of nature trails to follow with the experts, and raft rides on the lake can give you unparalleled access to bird habitats and excellent views.

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Kulu Safaris

Kulu Safaris operate in Yala, Udawalawe and Wilpattu National Parks. The base camp is situated in Yala and it is the largest. A bungalow is available for accommodation in Wilpattu on an elephant corridor near a watering hole. Guided by professional naturalists who have considerable experience, Kulu offers a luxury camp experience with eco-friendly practices that include a No Plastic policy.

Modified jeeps are deployed for game safaris and animal tracking. Most of the power consumed at the camps is generated by solar energy and rechargeable batteries, and a fully organic waste management system is in place.

Accommodation

All tents used at Kulu Safaris have been custom-made in South Africa by one of the world’s leading safari outfitters. Tents over 200 sq. ft. secured on raised wooden platforms are found in the Yala camp. Each tent includes a small deck (a verandah) for sitting down and relaxing, en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold showers and fly screens for ventilation and keeping out critters.

You can explore several Blocks in Yala with their wildlife excursions. Kulu also has a mobile safari option for bespoke camping per customer request. These tents are smaller, comfortable and well-equipped. The mobile camping provides a more ‘off the beaten track’ experience, especially for film crews, wildlife documentary crews and nature photographers.

Facilities and activities

You can go kayaking at the Yala Camp and enjoy a closer encounter with nature. Jungle walks with the guides help you to learn the art of animal tracking, animal behavior and birding. In the vicinity of the Yala camp there are historic and cultural sites such as Kataragama (a sacred place for Hindus and Buddhists) and Situlpawwa (an ancient jungle monastery dating back to 2nd century BC). You can visit these sites with Kulu Safaris. There is also the secret sunset location to mark the end to an adventurous day and this is a must-discover.

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Mahoora

Mahoora safari camps are found in 11 national parks in Sri Lanka. These are Yala, Udawalawe, Wilpattu, Wasgamuwa, Bundala, Gal Oya, Sinharaja, Knuckles, Minneriya, Kumana and Horton Plains. Three camp options namely Elite, Premium and Explorer are available for you to choose from. All camps include an experienced naturalist and a professional ranger. Food is freshly prepared at the campsite in a fully-equipped tented kitchen with refrigeration and freezing facility.

Accommodation

Mahoora tented accommodations have comfortable raised beds, en-suite toilette, hot and cold water showers, sitting area and device charging facility. Elite accommodation, which is carpeted throughout, provides a large bed or two single beds per requirement, a living area with sofa, easy chairs and a mini library with lighting.

There is also an en suite bathroom and baggage rack. It can be converted for triple sharing. Premium accommodation provides an outdoor furnished sitting area. Explorer accommodation also offers a verandah/porch relaxation area with coffee table and chairs.

Bed linen, towels, bottled water, flashlight, slippers, an umbrella, coffee table, shoe rack and foldable arm chairs are also included at the tents. Beverages, alcoholic drinks, tea and coffee are served at the camp. You can look forward to a five course dinner with signature dishes, BBQ around the fire and a la carte menus. Chilled and hot drinks and snacks are supplied on safari.

Facilities and activities

Laptops, digital cameras and phones can be charged at the campsites. First aid facility is available and staff is trained for medical emergencies. Two game drives are provided each day – a morning drive and a late afternoon drive. All national park fees are included in the package.

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Leopard Safaris

Leopard Safaris by naturalist Noel Rodrigo is an award-winning eco tourism camping safari operator in the Yala and Wilpattu National Parks. The private tented accommodation offers all amenities and al fresco dining. Trained experts lead the game drives and the customised jeeps are fitted with camera support points and battery charging support for the convenience of photographers. The campsite also has various activities for the whole family.

Accommodation

The stylish mobile South African tents come in a variety of tenting options – single, double (twin), triple or family tents. They come with king-sized beds or two single beds for the twin tent, hot water showers, attached eco toilettes, lounge areas, fresh linen and towels, camera and phone charging facilities, safety deposit box, tripod, monopod and beanbags.

All tents are insect and water proof. A living area with camp chairs, roll down flaps for privacy, storage space for clothing, small bedside table, mirror, stainless-steel water bottles, and solar powered lighting are provided. Your private bathroom area consists of al fresco showers, changing area and wash basin. For those travelling with toddlers and babies, cots are provided in the tents. This is a non-smoking campsite.

A luxury wooden lodge tent for extra comfort and indulgence is available at Yala. It is furnished with quirky and stylish furniture, air-conditioning, state-of-the-art bathroom facilities and private deck sitting for candle-lit dinners.

Facilities and activities

All meals, snacks and drinks are served and are also included in the package along with National Park fees. Binoculars, umbrellas and rain ponchos are supplied. A wildlife library is available for reading purposes and animal identification with the experts for in depth knowledge. There are cooking classes at the site as well as bird watching, amature photography walks, wildlife walks and stargazing. Games and activities designed for kids too are available, such as animal footprint games, animal identification and amateur photography walks.

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Leopard Trails

What better way to surround yourself in the sights and sounds of the Yala and Wilpattu National Parks than camping in the wilderness? Leopard Trails is a bespoke eco-friendly camping safari provider operating in two of the most popular national parks in Sri Lanka, where the main wildlife attraction is the leopard.

Yala in the southwest and Wilpattu in the northeast are the best places on the island to see the leopard, Asian elephant, sloth bear, deer, water buffalo, crocodiles and a plethora of bird species.

Accommodation

The mobile canvas tents include all the modern amenities you can expect in luxury accommodation. The large en suite tents have comfortable beds, lounge areas, al fresco showers and dining facility. A library to read up on Sri Lankan wildlife and hammocks for a comfy snooze are also available at the camping site.

Local cuisine is prepared with fresh ingredients by the chefs to your personal requests and needs. You can dine under the stars, enjoying a roaring campfire or in the lounge tent. Wine, beer and spirits as well as soft drinks and fruit juice are also provided. Snacks and drinks too are supplied on game drives. Charging points for electronic devices are available at the tent.

Facilities and activities

Safaris are conducted in customized viewing vehicles and a qualified naturalist/game ranger will accompany you. There is a morning and evening game drive. Cameras and lenses can be rented from Leopard Trails and the camp manager will look after your belongings that need to be safely stored. All park entry fees are included in the package.

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Expo Margosa

This is the only upscale hotel you can find in Jaffna, and it is approximately 10km from the Jaffna city. Conveniently located from the hassle and bustle of the city yet close to it and the Palaly Airport, this is an oasis of retreat in the mesmerising north of Sri Lanka. The 19th century colonial mansion designed with aristocratic Dravidian architectural influence and décor stands in the middle of a well landscaped garden of one acre. The hotel is open and airy with a spacious courtyard, sprawling verandahs and trees in the garden.

Accommodation

Margosa has 6 spacious bedrooms. All rooms have air conditioning and are equipped with cable TVs and en suite bathrooms. The bathrooms are quite large with al fresco rainwater shower and a little courtyard in the middle.

 

 

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Theva

Theva Kandy is situated along the slopes of Hantana Mountain range in Kandy. It has commanding views of the central hills and is just 2Km away from the Kandy town. The hotel is a short distance from the Hantana Rainforest, ideal for trekking and bird-watching. The forest abounds with rivulets, streams and exquisite wildlife. Hantana Tea Estate Museum is a short walk away and is a great place to learn about tea growing and processing in Sri Lanka. Kandy town includes the historic and sacred Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth), and temples at Gadaladeniya, Embekka and Lankatillake. The Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, elephant bathing sites and the Udawattakele rainforest are also amongst the must-see list in Kandy.

Accommodation

The 15 residential areas of the hotel comprise of 1 Penthouse, 3 Suites, 3 Superior Mountain Rooms, 4 Superior Ground Rooms and 4 Standard Deluxe Rooms. The luxurious rooms use a combination of cotton, silk, wood and glass and mix of traditional and modern ambience.

In-room services and amenities

  • Flat screen TV
  • 24hr cable connection
  • WiFi
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Temperature control
  • Kettle and hair dryer
  • Daily housekeeping

Hotel Facilities and Activites

  • Infinity pool
  • Sauna
  • In-house laundry
  • Doctor on call
  • 24hr front desk service
  • In-room dining

 

 

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The Yala Adventure

Yala Adventure has its camping tents set up in an unspoiled village called Weweyay at the edge of the ancient lake ‘Yoda Wewa’ in Southern Sri Lanka’s Tissamaharama. The hotel is close to The Yala national Park, Lunugamwehera National Park and Bundala National Park. The tents provide luxurious accommodation in the middle of pristine wilderness in the countryside. The surrounding lush greenery makes a home to many indigenous birds and animals.

Accommodation

The fully air-conditioned luxury tents of Yala Adventure feature:

  • Double and twin beds
  • Luxury Bathroom Facilities with cubicles and rainy Shower
  • Hot and cold water
  • Free WiFi
  • Intercom telephone facilities
  • Private Pavilion facing to the Yoda Lake

They also provide library facilities and you can cling to your favourite book while swinging in a Hammock or sitting on your own private pavilion. Yala Adventure also offers deluxe and standard luxury rooms.

Room Features:

  • King size beds or twin beds
  • Hot and cold water facilities
  • Fully air conditioned
  • Luxury bathroom facilities with cubicles and rainy Shower
  • Free Wifi
  • Intercom telephone facilities
  • Veranda or private pavilion
  • Cable TV

Hotel Facilities

The water-front restaurant made out of wood and thatch offer a pleasant dining experience with a selection of scrumptious cuisine prepared with organic produce sourced from its own garden and local farmers. You can also opt for a romantic dinner at the lake bank or a BBQ dinner under the stars.

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Kandy House

This ancestral manor house built in 1804 is a fine example of a tropical villa and it is well-placed to visit all the famous attractions in Kandy, such as the Temple of the scared Tooth Relic, Peradeniya Botanical Gardens and the Tea Country. This palatial villa is nestled in a lush tropical garden, overlooking the neighbouring paddy fields. The house has been restored to fit the discerning traveler of the 21st century with all modern comforts and luxuries you can expect.

Accommodation

There are 9 bedrooms at the Kandy House and these are the perfect living spaces to experience what it is like to live in a manor house rather than a conventional hotel. The 4 Ultra Rooms and 5 Deluxe Rooms are named after butterflies found in Sri Lanka.

Ultra Rooms

Red Spot Duke

This spacious double room has a wide verandah and is equipped with a luxurious bathroom with a bath, a separate shower, WC and double-basins.

Peacock Royal

The double room opens on to a spacious verandah and has a luxurious bathroom with a bath as well as a separate shower, WC and double-basins.

Black Rajah

This boasts an octagonal stone bath along with a separate shower, WC and double-basins. There’s a double swing-hammock in a “secret” garden nearby. Can be booked with adjoining Deluxe double bedroom – Monkey Puzzle.

Indian Admiral

Located on the upper floor around the inner courtyard, this room opens onto its own outer verandah, with views of the green paddy fields and the infinity pool. Bathtub and bathroom amenities included.

Deluxe Rooms

Pioneer

A private verandah is nestled right into the garden, where your own swing-hammock awaits you. This is one of the Twin Rooms, and can easily become a Double. It has two beds and a luxurious bath.

Monkey Puzzle

It has its own arched doorway leading to a small outdoor verandah. This is one of the Twin Rooms, but it can easily become a Double. It has 2 beds, a luxurious bathroom and the adjoining Black Rajah room is ideal for families travelling with teenage children.

Sunbeam

It has views of the jungle fringed infinity pool and an old caste iron bathtub in the luxurious bathroom.

Cornelian

This has access to a verandah with chaise lounges and views of the jungle. Luxurious bathroom with bathtub included.

Lime Butterfly

Located on the upper floor with access from the inner courtyard, this room also features an old-fashioned cast-iron bathtub.

Hotel Facilities and Activites

  • Infinity Pool
  • Ayurveda therapy centre
  • Board games
  • DVD and book collection
  • Bicycles
  • Croquet

 

 

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Kahanda Kanda

Kahanda Kanda is a stylish boutique hotel, overlooking the Koggala Lake, surrounded by the greenery of a working tea estate in the southern city of Galle. It is conveniently located for exploring the southern beaches, the Galle Fort, whale watching, scuba diving at Unawatuna, surfing at Weligama Bay, tea trails, Yala safaris and much more. Koggala Lake is an ideal waterway to enjoy nature boat rides. The jungle, the mangroves, the bird sanctuary and spice gardens add to the wealth of natural beauty along the lake.
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Accommodation

Kahanda Kanda has 9 well-appointed suites furnished for luxurious living. They are all equipped with modern comforts and traditional Sri Lankan décor..

Dubu Suite

This comes with an infinity edged curved swimming pool for your exclusive use, and stunning views overlooking Koggala Lake. There are two outdoors bathrooms with showers in addition to an en suite cloakroom with hand basin and WC. This suite is the furthest away from the hotel.

Peacock Suite

The suite has two bathrooms with outdoor showers, and views of the tea estate and Koggala Lake. A courtyard where you can have your meals in private is also available.

Hellaconia suite

This is nestled in a small private garden and has double outdoors showers and a four poster bed.
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Tamarind Suite

The suite has a King Size wrought iron Four Poster Bed and a large verandah overlooking the tea estate. The bathroom has twin showers and twin wash basins.

Mango Suite

It has a large verandah ideal for bird spotting and twin showers and hand basins in the bathroom.

Nelum Suite

You have your own two sun loungers in the private garden and a wide verandah. There is a double shower and a king four poster bed among other luxuries.
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Araliya Suite

This suite also has a wide verandah overlooking the tea estate and double showers in the bathroom. The room is decorated with Asian antiques.

Garden Suite

It has a verandah shared with the Tea Suite and bathroom with outdoor shower. The room is furnished with an English 18th Century style King size Four Poster Bed.

Tea Suite

Sharing its verandah with the Garden Suite, this suite has a pair of Antique Colonial style Single Size Four Poster Beds which can be converted into a King size double bed. There is an outdoor shower in the bathroom, as well as double hand basins.

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In-room services and amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Complimentary Wireless Internet
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • iPod Docking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • Hot Water Shower
  • In-Room Safe
  • Laundry
  • Living Room Space
  • Cotton Waflle Robe and Slippers
  • Library of Books

Hotel Facilities and Activites

  • Infinity pool
  • Gym
  • Home Cinema
  • Yoga pavilion
  • Spa
  • Cookery classes

 

 

 

 

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