The camp itself is situated on the wild side of a protective elephant fence, surrounded by tropical foliage and savannah style grasslands, with the emphasis on being at one with nature and experiencing a totally different lifestyle in the wildest location possible.
Accommodation comes in the form of three large tents raised on sand filled platforms which feature a covered veranda and living space complete with a couple of chairs, king size bed and folding tables. Tents also have running water as well as an inside toilet and shower.
The communal dining area consists of a traditional thatched mud hut restaurant with plenty of seating and viewing areas to encourage guests to socialise with each other and the camp team or just relax and scan the foliage for birds or signs of wildlife.
Local cooks serve up Sri Lankan curry style dishes which are mainly vegetarian although meat and fish is available upon request and when conditions are favourable.
Outdoor dining can be arranged depending on: guest wishes, the weather and the presence of elephants, with wine and more courses always available depending on pre agreed plans.
Travellers are requested to make their way to the town of Buttala which is around 10kms from the eco lodge. Sri Lanka public buses provide an ideal means of getting to Buttala although the nearest train station is Ella which is about an hour’s drive.
Once you’re in Buttala you’ll be met by a member of the team and transferred to the eco lodge. More travel details and arrival procedures will be provided at time of booking.
Luxury camping & adventure on the beautiful Kelani River
From US $51 - US $188 per person per night