Outdoors & Wildlife

Explore beautiful and varied landscapes from ocean lagoons along the coast to misty cloud forests high in the mountains. Sri Lanka’s incredible wildlife is just waiting to be found.

Ideal Locations

The following locations grant passage to some of the richest wildlife in the country. Browse each one to see the closest to nature accommodations in the area.

Yala National Park

With monkeys crashing through the trees, peacocks in their finest frocks, elephants ambling about and cunning leopards sliding like shadows through the undergrowth, Yala National Park (also known as Ruhunu) is the Jungle Book brought to glorious life. This vast region of dry woodland and open patches of grasslands is the big draw of this corner of Sri Lanka. A safari here is well worth all the time, effort, crowds and cost.Read More »

Price Range: $782 – $801
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Kulu Safaris - The Pioneers for mobile tented camping safaris.Deep in the jungle away from the hum drum of everyday life is the opportunity for man and nature to reconnect – the way it used to be. This opportunity has been made possible by Kulu Safaris Sri Lanka.In Sri Lanka Kulu Safaris redefined the concept of camping in the National Parks with mobile tents which allow you to immerse yourself in the wild with all the comforts that modern civilization can give you.As you go on sightings of elephants, leopards, bears and birds along with your own professional naturalist you can rest assured that you will have delicious cooking, a comfortable tent and even hot and cold showers when you get back to camp.Our mobile camping experience combines five star luxuries with natures wildest. Our spacious tents come fully equipped with hot and cold water showers, toilets and a huge bed to relax in. Cosy lounge chairs at the entrance to your tent provide you with the space to unwind and relax to the sounds of the great outdoors.

Amenities Include:

  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
Price Range: $170 – $403
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For centuries, the incredible destination that is Yala has been revered as an unparalleled testament to the beauty of the wild, in its purest and rawest form. Arguably the best place in the world to spot leopards, sloth bears, elephants, and a whole host of birdlife, Yala promises unforgettable discoveries and exciting adventures.Akin to a phoenix rising from the ashes, Jetwing brings a truly one-with-nature concept to a more refined and elegant form with Jetwing Yala. Set within the immediate outskirts of the Yala National Park, Jetwing Yala boasts a tremendous commitment to sustainability and the environment, bringing a wildlife experience complemented with the finest in luxury and comfort. Located on the beach, the property also boasts the only swim friendly ocean stretch is Yala which also houses a fully fledged lifeguard station and beach bar so that guests can enjoy the Indian Ocean to the fullest degree.

Amenities Include:

  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beach
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Gym & Workout Room

Mahoora is a holistic experience from your arrival to the departure focused on living in the wild and wildlife viewing and not just an accommodation option only.All the Safaris are included in the price. Mahoora safaris include high quality Safari Jeep / all the entrance and permit fees, sumptuous picnic basket and an unlimited supply of chilled beverages and a Mahoora Naturalist to ensure the best animal sightings and interpretations. All of Mahoora elite tents are set-up just prior to your arrival, and are moved out after your departure, thereby minimizing impact on the environment. This "Pack in and Pack out" aspect combined with all other green initiatives; guarantee to make your stay with Mahoora the one of the most environmentally friendly accommodation in Sri Lanka.Mahoora is an all inclusive stay and Tea / coffee, Tropical Fresh Fruit Juices, Beer & Spirits, Wine, and Snacks all are included in to the price. Mahoora's Fine Dining Executive Chefs will prepare tantalizing meals t o suit your personal tastes, whilst adding in a few culinary surprises. This is just one aspect of the unique Mahoora adventure which keeps clients returning to the wild, time and time again.

Amenities Include:

  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge

Uda Walawe National Park

With herds of elephants, wild buffalo, sambar deer and leopards, Uda Walawe National Park is the Sri Lankan national park that best rivals the savannah reserves of Africa. In fact, for elephant-watching, Uda Walawe often surpasses many of the most famous East African national parks. The park is lightly vegetated and beautiful, and the lack of dense vegetation makes game-watching easy. It’s certainly the one national park in Sri Lanka not to miss.Read More »

Price Range: $380 – $739
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Mahoora Tented Safari Camp - Udawalawe is situated within close proximity to the national park enabling you to truly experience the sights, sounds and scents of the Sri Lankan wilderness. The provided mobile tents are comfortable and equipped with private bathroom, carpet, hot water, mosquito netting and private patios. Guests are offered ambient dining experience under the jungle canopy and 4WD safari jeeps are provided for Safaris. Mahoora follows the ‘pack-in-pack out’ camping principle, in which the camps are set up prior to guests arrival and dismantled after departure, so to minimize the environmental impact.Mahoora Tented Safari Camp - Udawalawe is an ideal base for environmentally-conscious travelers to explore the natural world. This national park is world famous for its large herds of Asian Elephants and wide range of birds.Rates are inclusive of entrance fees to the park and all other related charges for two days, cost of a jeep, beverages, lunches and dinners and fees for t he expert naturalist guide. Elite & Premium package Guests can also enjoy free drinks at the Jungle Bar.

Amenities Include:

  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
Price Range: $150
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Located within close proximity to the Udawalawe National Park, Banyan Camp offers a wide choice of experiences whether you wish to indulge in its rustic setting or step out into the wilderness. Its location gives easy accessibility to Yala National Park, Ella Gap, Sinharaja & Arugam Bay.

Amenities Include:

  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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