Romantic Wildlife Retreat near Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

Pod in Palatupana, Southern Province

3 guests

This romantic wildlife retreat is located near Yalla National Park, Sri Lanka, and can accommodate two guests. There are a large open plan bedroom and an en-suite bathroom. The bedroom has a luxurious full-size bed with comfortable linens. In the fresh bathroom, guests will find a toilet, a sink, and a shower. Linens and towels are provided.

There is an onsite chef available for all dining needs, and guests can choose to dine in various places of spectacular beauty including on the beach, on the rocks, and with local villagers. Tea and coffee making facilities are also provided. Other amenities include air-conditioning, complimentary drinking water, Wi-Fi, and a hairdryer.

Outside, there is a spacious deck overlooking a beautiful landscape with thick bushes and native trees. Glampers can enjoy relaxing on the deck and reading about the abundant local wildlife with a book from the library collection.

Facilities at this unique glamping accommodation are built to ensure glampers can enjoy a comfortable yet wild experience. There are experienced naturalists, wildlife photography experts, and expert cooks on hand to help. There are comfortable safari vehicles available for travel throughout the stay. Guests can enjoy communal areas onsite with hammocks, outdoor furniture, and the choice of dining in various situations including on a private beach, on the rocks, and with a local family in the local village. There is a small library available with a database of photographs and information on various animal and plant species. There are also a collection of wildlife books focusing on Yala National Park and Sri Lankan wildlife conservation to help raise public awareness for conservation of rare native species.

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Features and services

Most popular features

  • Breakfast included

  • Wi-Fi/Internet

  • Fishing

  • Air conditioning

  • Wildlife watching

  • Water sports

  • barbecue

    Private Barbecue

  • Parking

  • Jeep tours

  • Deck/Patio

  • tea-kettle

    Tea kettle

  • Restaurant

  • Cafe

  • Safari/Game drive

  • Early check-in

  • Late check-out

  • Shower

  • Lunch

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Where you will stay

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Palatupana, Southern Province

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Scenic views
This unique property is nestled within the beauty of Yala National Park, Sri Lanka, and is surrounded by wildlife, light forest, and grassy plains. Outside of the clearing, there is a thick forest with a pathway to access the stunning Nimalawa Lake. This area of the Yala National Park is famous for its leopards, with the highest density population of Sri Lankan leopard's which are a native subspecies.

The local communities of Kirinda and Tissamaharama are both within a half an hour drive and have eateries, temples, and sites of interest to discover.

The nearest airport is Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport which is about an hour away.
Activities near Palatupana
  • Water sports

  • Biking

  • Fishing

  • Boating/Sailing

  • Wildlife watching

  • Safari/Game drive additional charge

  • Jeep tours

From encountering abundant wildlife to visiting the local temples, glampers will have so much to enjoy during their stay in this unique place. Glampers are invited to explore off of the beaten track and take part in a jeep safari with the camp manager and experienced naturalist team. The accommodation is not far from the main entrance of the Yala National Park and close to the Bundala National Park.

The area has an abundance of natural beauty with rare species of wildlife and the team offer comprehensive guided nature trails throughout the forest. Species include Sri Lankan leopards, land monitors, black napped hares, wild boar, elephants, deer, palm squirrels, giant squirrels, and butterflies. During the correct season, glampers can experience chena farm tours and learn about cultivation. Other opportunities include making curd in the local village, lake fishing tours, onsite Sri Lankan curry cooking demonstrations, and the opportunity to spend half a day in the local village with a family and experience daily life before sharing a traditional lunch. The nearby towns of Tissamaharama, Sithulpawwa, Kirinda, and Katharagama have beautiful temples and glampers can enjoy learning about the rituals, beliefs and cultural practices in Southern Sri Lanka, admiring the architecture and stunning paintings these buildings share.
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Arrival and departure

  • Check-in: Flexible
    Early check-in available at an extra charge

  • Check-out: Flexible
    Late check-out available at an extra charge

House rules

  • No pets allowed

  • No smoking

  • No parties

  • Events allowed

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Additional info

Rates may vary dependant on season.

Pets are not allowed.
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