Ideal Camping Spots in Sri Lanka

by | Jan 16, 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A camping holiday in Sri Lanka lets you get up-close and personal with Mother Nature. You can observe the beauty, splendor and complexities of wilderness at your own comfort and pace. While on a camping holiday, you can immerse yourself in a cycle of sleeping, eating, showering and loitering on the campsite only. This allows you to be a part of the natural wildlife experience. Also, when you are at the park all day, you have the exclusive advantage of being at the hotspots of the parks at the peak times. For example, game viewing and other scenery hotspots have their best viewing times during dawn and dusk. By being an on-site camper, you can indulge in such natural hotspots and grab the benefits that day-time visitors are restricted to.

We at Blue Lanka Tours provide camping facilities to the following National Parks in Sri Lanka. Select a location or two from our range of partners and have an ‘experience of a lifetime’ while on your holiday in Sri Lanka.


  1. Leopard Trails

Leopard Trails eco-friendly luxury camping site aims to provide visitors with an authentic Sri Lankan safari experience in absolute privacy and calming comfort. Only the canvas walls of your tent will separate you from the wonderful and remarkable bio diversity of the Yala National Park and Wilpattu National Park.

These luxury tents at Leopard Trails replicate the original tented safari experience in a redefined manner. Large tents include modern amenities such as comfortable beds, lounge areas, private showers, and dining facilities. Indulge in some deliciously cooked local cuisine catered to the liking of a tourist. You can choose to dine under the stars, in the privacy of your tent, or even on the river.

The density of wildlife per square kilometer at the Yala National Park is quite high and hence you are sure to come across some unique wildlife species during your safari rides. Leopards, tusked elephants and a wide variety of birds are very common here.


  1. Leopard Safaris

Escape into the wild and indulge in your passion for wildlife with the expertly designed leopard safari camps in Sri Lanka. The range of mobile and stylish South African tents at the Leopard Safaris camping site include single, double, triple and family tenting options. All tents have attached hot water outdoor showers, toilettes, lounge areas with a jungle view, facilities to charge your phone and camera, and much more. Chefs are at your service to serve you with freshly prepared, homemade Sri Lankan food cooked with much love.

Game drives, star gazing, guided nature walks, photography classes, bird watching, campfire drinks, animal identification and cooking classes are some of the fun-filled activities provided at Leopard Safaris campsite. Crocodiles, elephants, leopards and sloth bears are popularly spotted during your game drives at the Yala and Wilpattu National Park.


  1. Mahoora

Camping is not just restricted to Yala and Wilpattu National Parks. Mahoora safari camps are located at 11 National Parks in Sri Lanka. These include Udawalawe, Bundala, Gal Oya, Sinharaja, Knuckles, Minneriya, Horton Plains and a few more. Depending on your budget, you can choose either an Elite, Premium or Explorer camping package, each of which include a talented naturalist and a professional ranger. All tents have carpeted flooring, private bathrooms and showers, an outdoor living area, a fruit platter, mosquito nets and other modern amenities. A well cooked five course meal with signature dishes, campfire barbeque and a la carte menus are also available.

The unique benefit of Mahoora camps is that they are located in strategice and advantageous locations around the island. So whichever part of Sri Lanka you are in and are looking for a neighboring ultimate camping experience, Mahoora will be at your service.


  1. Kulu Safaris

Yala, Udawalawe, and Wilpattu National Parks are where Kulu safari camps are based. Their aim is to bring alive the magical nature of Sri Lanka’s jungles and exhibit the abundant, yet rarely explored biodiversity to the eager traveler. The team at Kulu Safaris is dedicated towards serving its guests with maximum attention to detail to make their camping experience a truly memorable one. Along with exclusive access to the riches of Sri Lanka’s wildlife, Kulu Safari tents are raised on wooden platforms and have been custom made in South Africa with all the modern amenities included.


  1. Master Campers

Master Campers provide unique luxury camping experience to travelers visiting Udawalawe and Wilpattu National Park. With responsible eco tourism in mind, Master Campers make sure tourists have an exceptional experience that does not harm the natural habitat in any manner. They provide high end camping experiences with luxury tents with private bathrooms, five course meals, safaris, and guided tours.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]