This mobile tented camp is our favourite hidden gem in Sri Lanka and offers the best wildlife experience anyone could want on the island. Simple yet brilliant, the camp is run on a completely private basis and comprises a small collection of A-farmed tents which either have a single or double pop-up bed. There is a fresh water shower along with separate portable loos located next to the tents. The communal area comprises of a large table and chairs along with a comprehensive library of the best wildlife books you could ask for. It is the perfect place to relax when you are not out exploring and the food (mostly Sri Lankan, but Continental is also possible) is absolutely delicious!
The camp has several locations, each of which is fantastic. There is a site close to the ocean, within the forest or next to the river (river swims are possible!). The best thing about the experience, is that you will be looked after by the ultimate experts in in the field who are not only great fun and charming but are also wildlife experts who know the park inside out and are incredibly passionate about what they do. One of them is the former park warden who has worked and lived in the park for over forty years - it really couldn’t get much better!
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To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.Bill Bryson