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10 Best Safari Hotels & Tented Camps in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a paradise for safari & wildlife adventure enthusiasts, and has become the second best destination in the world for wildlife and best safari game drives after Africa. There are 26 national parks in Sri Lanka that offer different game drive experiences & serene scenic expedition. Staying in Wilderness of Sri Lanka allows you to hear the melodious chirping of birds all around your safari hotel or tented camp when you are waking up. Doing a safari game drive is one of most famous holiday features of Sri Lanka among both local and foreign travelers. Stay a safari hotel or a tented camp or a safari bungalow is totally a different accommodation experience that every traveler can get. Since you stay overnight in the jungle or close to the jungle, it gives you a chance to immerse in the beauty of wonderful breathtaking nature. Here, we bring you the Sri Lanka’s best safari hotels & tented camps where you will have great opportunities to explore the marvelous wildlife while enjoying the luxurious local hospitality in international standard.
(1) Wild Coast Luxury Tented Lodge, Yala
Wild Coast Luxury Tented Lodge is considered as the most luxurious wildlife tented lodges in Sri Lanka. Famous travel magazine “Conde Nast Traveller” has reviewed and ranked this wonderful property as a heaven on Earth with its elegant design, architecture and intricate interior designs of its tents. Wild Coast Luxury Tented Lodge is located adjacent to Sri Lanka’s most famous National parks “Yala National Park” in the southern part of the country. This astonishing resort has a hottest beach front and this is a place where the jungles meet the stunning pristine sandy beaches. Wild Coast Luxury Tented Lodge is a five star accommodation has uniquely man made 28 tents to take on the shape and color of the rocks and boulders. Likewise, the open air Bamboo clad ten tuskers bar and the dining pavilion has been perfectly designed to the mirror the boulders scattered across the golden beach beyond. The resort’s enormous free-form swimming pool offers an extraordinary experience to every guest. Guests can enjoy wide range of Sri Lankan authentic cuisines in the restaurant. This resort offers safari tours to Yala National Park with its own in-house naturalists.
(2) Uga Chenta Huts, Yala
Beautifully designed and set amongst the golden dunes of Palatupana, Yala. Uga Chena Huts Yala is another luxurious property in Sri Lanka with most celebrated features- Its tropical beaches and abundance wildlife. The great combination that every traveler dreaming of. The property spans over seven acres of dry zone land bordering to Yala National Park and overlooking the golden pristine beaches of Indian Ocean. There are 14 Luxury Ecofriendly Cabins ensuring the privacy and seclusion. Each Cabin has its own private pool and there is a natural saline lake on the eastern side of the property. There is an authentic Spa in the property that a guest can experience the Sri Lankan Ayurvedic treatments during their stay. In-house experienced rangers escort every guest on a personalized safari trips to Yala National Park.
(3) Mahoora Safari Camp, Yala
Mahoora Luxury Tented Camp is located in border of Yala National Park, and spans over ten acres of private dry zone forest. Camping site provides cozy accommodation experience in middle of a jungle that is bordering the elephant fence of Yala National Park itself. This ecofriendly campsite includes a beautiful pond with tall reeds and the camping site is surrounded by tall trees that are belong to the dry zone. The pathways of the property is submerged with reptiles, birds, butterflies and giant squirrels. There is a recreation lounge, observation deck and a common area in this wonderful property. Furthermore, barbeque dinners, freshly made mouthwatering Sri Lankan cuisines and wines are served at the premises.
(4) Mahoora Safari Camp, Wilpattu
Ideally located bordering to Wilpattu National Park, the largest National park in Sri Lanka. Mahoora Safari camp spreads over eight acres private wildlife sanctuary which combines the wilderness of a dry zone forest with modern luxurious facilities. The camp is surrounded by a lush forest that is a perfect home to wild elephants, jungle cats, barking deer, birds, butterflies and reptiles. You can enjoy the private sunrise and sunset daily while experiencing the personalized five star experience. Team of professionals arrange morning and evening safari sessions to the iconic Wilpattu National park where you can spot Sri Lankan Leopard, Elephants, Sloth bear, crocodiles, deer, birds and reptiles. Mahoora Safari camp is a perfect getaway for travelers who are seeking a wilderness adventure in a tropical setting.
(5) Mahoora Safari Camp, Udawalawe
Located at the Eastern border of famous Udawalawe National Park. Spreading over 12 acres of a bush forest, home to wild elephants who are looking for water and hang around the lush grasslands. The camp is beautifully designed with modern facilities and the concept reflects the ecofriendly concept very well. This all-inclusive safari camp offers daily morning and evening safari trip to Wilpattu National park along with experienced naturalists. You can experience a private jungle dining & barbeque experience with a bonfire in the evening while listening to the whistles of birds around the property.
(6) Gal Oya Lodge, Gal Oya
Galy Oya is located between Uva & Eastern province and Gal Oya National park is one of best national parks in Sri Lanka to spot herds of wild elephants. The vegetation of the Gal Oya National Park is of three types: Shrub, grasslands and forest. The Eco-luxe retreat – Gal Oya Lodge is one of Sri Lanka’s preferred properties as it offers both comfort & adventure deep within its private 20 acres of pure wilderness. Gal Oya Lodge is a perfect example for the concept of Sri Lankan Ecolodge that follows nature, open concept in contrast to typical Sri Lankan resorts. Sustainable and local materials have been used to create this fine lodge in middle of a jungle. There are nine spacious bungalows and a family villa have been designed in harmony with the natural features of the landscape. Each bungalow is 800sqft with modern amenities, a king sized bed and an alfresco bathroom. Simply designed stylish interior with luxurious touches connected with the nature gives an amazing stay for each guest. The Picturesque swimming pool of Gal Oya Lodge is another highlight of the property. It shines a striking turquoise color in the day, contrasting beautifully against emerald landscape. There is no Air conditions in rooms as but you do not need it with the highly effective ceiling fans and each bungalow is surrounded by trees.
(7) Jetwing Yala Safari Camp, Yala
Jetwing Hotels are a premium hotel brand and a hotel chain in Sri Lanka. They have over 20 hotels in Sri Lanka with its unique hospitality features. Jetwing Yala Safari camp is one of their finest creation that is located bordering to Yala National Park. This wonderful property is located between the pure wilderness of Yala and golden pristine beaches of Blue oceanic Indian Ocean. There are ten rustic luxury tents with all modern amenities such as WI-FI, Individual air conditioning units, ceiling fans, Hot & Cold water, Luxury shower Enclosure, Mini Bar, Electronic safe, bathrobes and ironing facilities. Jetwing Yala Safari Camps offer the picturesque dunes of coastal Yala, comfort and true wilderness experiences together. With a personalized butler service at your service, the home of Sri Lankan hospitality to indulge your stay. Famous wild elephant named “Natta Kota” is a regular visitor to this property as he walks freely between tents.
(8) Jetwing Yala Hotel, Yala
Jetwing Yala is a four star luxury safari hotel located bordering to Yala National Park, surrounded by wilderness yet built with modernity. This wonderful property is a perfect example for where sense of luxury, great Sri Lankan hospitality, the true spirit of nature and wilderness meets. There are 83 luxury rooms and each room has the view of the Indian Ocean and every room is beautifully designed with all modern amenities. The refreshing 75 meters long swimming pool of the property is another special feature of this wonderful luxury getaway. Jetwing Yala offers mouthwatering international cuisines, Sri Lankan authentic cuisines and offers wide range of beverages.
(9) Cinnamon Wild, Yala
Cinnamon Wild is a four star luxury safari hotel, located bordering to Yala National Park. This astonishing Jungle resort seeks is perfectly located as it is surrounded with dry zone forest, wild animals and overlooking the Indian Ocean. A perfect holiday resort for couples and families who have a thirst of staying away from a busy life. Cinnamon Wild provides luxury accommodations in jungle and beach chalets scattered around its jungle landscapes with wild animals allowed to freely roam about. Cinnamon Wild offers daily morning & evening personalize safari trips to Yala National Park with professional rangers.
(10) Back of Beyond Dune Camp Yala
This small but heavenly property located in a wonderful place bordering to Yala National Park, enriched by the perfect of Indian Ocean. Since the tents are located by the sandy beach with sea views, Back of Beyond Dune Camp offers a glimpse of picturesque experience. The campsite is surrounded by thriving wildlife with wild animals such as wild elephants, wild boars, birds, reptiles, water buffalos and deer. Dunes spread on the beach offer you a unique and adventurous stay. You can enjoy your breakfast, lunch and dinner outside close to the beach and ensure it will give you a worth of million experience.