The best way to experience nature is by being right in the heart of it... Thus, camping would be ideal for the traveler who is a nature lover.
As your concierge in Sri Lanka, we are able to provide you the most unforgettable experiences at many locations throughout the Island that are simply inaccessible to the usual crowds. We are able to arrange participatory camping and Luxury camping as per your likings.
Yala National Park Camping
YALA is one of the oldest and best known National Parks in Sri Lanka. Spanning over 1297 km or 129,700 hectares, it is the largest accumulation of protected areas in the country. The diversity of its ecosystems ranges from moist to dry monsoon forests, semi deciduous forests, thorn forests, grasslands, fresh water, marine wetlands and sandy beaches. Two main rivers known as the Kumbukkan Oya and the Manik Ganga flows though the Park and is the main source of water for fauna and flora alike.
The Yala National Park has over 230 species of resident, migrant and endemic birds and is recognized as one of the world's best parks to observe leopards. The leopard in Yala is a subspecies of leopard native to Sri Lanka and known as Sri Lanka Leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya). These animals are considered to be endangered.
About 32 species of mammals, many reptiles and lagoon fauna species have been recorded in the Park which is famous for observing large mammals within one territory.
Camping in Yala will be right at the border of the national park giving you the sights and sounds of flora and fauna throughout your stay. The camp site would be lit with fire torches and therefore fierece carnivores would not enter the camp site. . However, as you rest on the pillow, the sounds of wild beasts such as the leopard or the sloth bear and the rhythmic sounds of the insects will put you to sleep.
The scrumptious BBQ dinner at the Yala campsite is not to be missed.
You will also not have to experience cramped tents and uncomfortable accommodation while camping at Yala as everything from the kitchen sink, chairs and tables, toilets, showers and cold beer will be available at the camp site.
If you are interested in Luxury camping, do not hesitate to contact your concierge, HTCey Leisure herein Sri Lanka.
Sinharaja Rain Forest
Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a National Park and a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. It is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The camping in Sinharaja Rain Forest is arranged in exquisite sites that welcomes you to the sound of birds. The rivers bordering the campsite are ideal for a cold water swim. A nature trail to experience some unique bird life can also be arranged for all those nature lovers.
If you are hesitant to disturb the natural habitat of the true owners of the jungle by camping, you could also stay at a hotel close to the reserve? "Boulder Garden, Kalawana" is located 160 Km from Colombo International Air Port and 2 Km from Kalawana Town. You only have to drive just 15 Km from Boulder Garden to Sinharaja Rain Forest. Immaculately comfortable rooms, a spectacular menu presented each day in the open-air restaurant tucked beneath a huge, lowering boulder, the delightfully titled Cave bar and spring-water swimming pool nestled beneath the trees, are some of the quaint features of this wondrously charming hotel located in quiet and luxurious surroundings.
If you are interested, do not hesitate to contact your concierge, HTCey Leisure herein Sri Lanka.
Horton plains national Park
Located in the central highlands of Sri Lanka, the Horton plains are a mystical world of extraordinary beauties. The plains located over 2000m high are covered by mountain grasslands, coverings of thick forests, filigree waterfalls and rocky boulders and hazy lakes. It is characterized by a beautiful landscape of rolling hills, covered in upper mountain forest and wet patana grassland.
Spanning approximately 10,000 hectares the park is also home to a wide variety of flora (57 species, 29 endemic to Sri Lanka) and 24 species of mammals such as elk, deer, giant squirrel, wild boar, wild hare, porcupine and leopard. For bird enthusiasts, there are 87 species (14 of which are endemic), including many migratory birds.
In Horton Plains camp site you are allowed to use gas burners but Campfires are strictly prohibited since some areas of Horton Plains has been burnt several times due to camp fires. Since the campsite is located at an altitude of 7000 ft above mean sea level, in a high mountain / windy / rainy environment where vehicle access is not possible, please pack as necessary for these climatic conditions.