Tentalows: Finest luxury camping sites in Sri Lanka

by | Mar 23, 2020

Have you ever heard of Sri Lankan tentalows?

Tentalows, are for those daring travelers who want to climb mountains, scuba dive and get up-close-and-personal with animals of the wild, but don’t want to rough it out either; instead, prefer the sophisticated versions of camping.

Tentalows = luxury camping = glamping.

Luxury tents fall in a category in between camping and hotels, carefully picking out the specialties from each. Wake up to a cool natural breeze and the sound of birds chirping around you but also in the comfort of a luxurious bed, stylish furniture, wooden flooring and plush interiors. You’ll be able to look out to stunning views of wilderness but yet be starting your day with a nice warm open shower in your personal en-suite bathroom. No hindrance of cooking your own meals because with tentalows, fresh gourmet meals are provided at your table.

Yes, luxury camping in Sri Lanka is unmatchable! Opt for a few of these accommodation options during your wildlife tour and experience sophisticated camping at its best.

Wild Coast Tented Lodge – Yala

Nestle yourself in one of the 28 cocoons laid out in a leopard paw-print shape, adjacent to the Yala National Park. The glamping experience at this property comprises of picnics on the beach, quality indoor time amidst teak, leather and copper interiors, and relaxing on the deck while trying to spot animals of the wild such as elephants, sloth bear and leopards.

Leopard Trails – Yala & Wilpattu

With only canvas walls separating guests from nature and biodiversity, Leopard Trails offers a unique Sri Lankan safari experience in a comfortable and luxurious environment. Tailor-made tented safaris with modern day amenities, night time barbecues, team activities, and a touch of romantic ambience, completed with exciting adventure on game drives. Luxury camps by Leopard Trails are available in Yala and Wilpattu, just bordering the national parks at both locations.

Mahoora Safari Camps – Islandwide

Whether you are at Yala, Wilpattu, Udawalawe or Minneriya, Mahoora offers you luxury camping in its Mahoora Elite suites. Mobile camping is what Mahoora offers, giving guests a true safari experience with trained naturalists, modified jeep safaris, large and spacious tents, high-end sit down meal services, and a variety of other value additions. Being the first and only carbon-neutral safari camp in the world, Mahoora has won many camping accommodation awards and remains a pioneering brand.

Kulu Safaris – Yala & Wilpattu

The glamping sites belonging to Kulu Safaris in both Yala and Wilpattu are remote and away from other sites, giving guests privacy for miles to go, but at the same time, are equipped with all the comfort and amenities necessary for luxury camping to be made possible. Their mission is for camps to leave minimum footprint on the environment and be as impermanent as possible. Hence they offer mobile glamping options for travelers like the sophisticated wildlife photographers for example.

Kodev Wilderness Tented Camps – Kalpitiya

Imagine a combination of utmost privacy, eco-friendly outdoor camping, luxurious amenities and a range of adventure activities, topped off with breath-taking views of the Dutch Bay in Kalpitiya. Each of the Kodev Wilderness Tented Camps are built on bare land found on an untouched natural mangrove reserve, in an effort to conserve the spectacular environment. The camps are designed to isolate you from urban distractions, while bringing you closer to nature and wilderness. Kodev also offers highly personalized service standards to ensure guests have the finest glamping experiences.