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Yala, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
Wild Coast Tented Lodge
- A Nature-lover's paradise offering exceptional wildlife experiences.
- This spectacular luxury tented camp is situated in a stunning location where the jungle meets a rugged, empty beach.
- Array of gourmet safari cuisine with a Sri Lankan flair.
Facilities includeFree-form Swimming Pool In-Room Spa Ideal Beachfront Location Traditional Restaurant Open-air Lounge Area
- Whale Watching
- Guided Birding
- Deep Sea Diving
- Cultural Visits
- Excellent Snorkelling
- Game Drives (Multiple Reserves)
Seasons in Sri Lanka
About Wild Coast Tented Lodge
A truly inspiring and authentic wildlife experience on Sri Lanka's Southern Coast. The Wild Coast Tented Camp consists of 28 cocoon-style tents that look like theyâve landed from outer space and offer guests an otherworldly, luxury experience. The elevated tents are made of pale PVC-like fabric stretched over a steel, sculpture-like exoskeleton. With portholes punctured in the fabric, as well as angled glass walls, the Wild Coast Tented Camp provides guests with a wholly unique and memorable stay unlike any other. The open-air, bamboo-clad den and dining room wraps around the resortâs enormous free-form swimming pool and presents views of the turquoise blue Indian Ocean, with fresh local delicacies such as steamed red snapper and okra salad to immerse guests in the flavour of the country as they relax in their tropical home-from-home. The campâs location truly encapsulates the best of Sri Lanka, with its own feverishly unique colour, culture, and an abundance of beauty.
The beach location is a rarity on safari holidays and is a stunning asset to this camp, as guests have the opportunity to trek leopards on safari in nearby Yala National Park in the morning, then be walking bare foot down the golden sand beach in the afternoon. The jungle-fringed beach is often completely empty, giving guests a feeling of total privacy and relaxation in the stunning, slow-paced gentility that is Sri Lankas Southern Seaboard. The Yala National Park is famed for its animal kingdom with thriving populations of elephants, leopards, crocodiles, sloth bears, and eagles; the park has the highest concentration of leopards in the world, with a count of over 200 of these allusive apex predators. The camp offers guests an authentic Sri Lankan escape, an experience described as âthe best of India, with the volume turned downâ. With a rich cultural heritage, amazing wildlife, stunning scenery, and now this phenomenal camp, Sri Lanka is the place to visit and Wild Coast Tented Camp is the place to stay.
Wild Coast Tented Lodge is situated in the town of Palatupana, on the edge of Yala National Park. Palatupana is located on the beautiful South Coast of Sri Lanka, close to Hambantota. The lodge is located in the beachfront, buffer zone adjacent to Yala National Park. This spectacular camp is situated in a stunning location where jungle meets a pristine beach, overlooking where the blue waters of the Indian Ocean wash over the golden sand. Within 10 minutes of the national park, the campâs location is a gorgeous tranche of thick, tropical bush and pounding ocean, completed with leopard prints on the beach in front of the cocoon tents. As well as the world-famous, wildlife-rich Yala National Park, there are a number of popular cultural and heritage sites on your doorstep; including mosques, temples, romantic forts and the breath taking white lighthouse. One must-see site close to the camp is the Temple of Kataragama, a truly beautiful and treasured historic sight that immerses visitors into the rich history and religious culture that exists in Sri Lanka. The special location of the camp on the Southern seaboard quintessentially shows off the allure and gentility of Sri Lanka, as well as offering guests variety, peace, and privacy, for a truly relaxing and memorable trip.
How to get there
Fly into Colombo Badaranaike International Ariport, located about a 6.5 hour drive from the camp. Or, alternatively, take a short 45-minute domestic flight from Colombo to Hambantota, followed by a short 1 hour drive to the camp.
When to go
December to March is usually described as the best time to visit the Southern Coast and is also ideal time for wildlife sightings in the Yala National Park. February through to April is ideal timings for the opportunity to snorkel with blue whales. May to August brings the Yala monsoon season to the Southwest of the Island. Due to complex and multi-weather systems, Sri Lanka is described as a year-round destination to visit. The sea has a constant temperature year-round of approximately 27Â°C.
The lodge offers differently-abled access.
The annual closure for rehabilitation of Yala National Park usual occurs in September. During this time, game drives will take place in other reserves.
Travelling with children
For families, eight of the cocoon tents come with separate (adjoining) twin-bedded, urchin tents to house overspill.
Up to 2 children can be accommodated in tents sharing with parents, if an adjacent urchin is not preferred.
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