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3 Day Camping and Wildlife Safari Tour in Hambantota, Southern Province
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Glamping Ceylon, Julgamuwa Road, Waligata, Hambanthota 82004, Sri Lanka

Unique Camping Safari in Sri Lanka

Looking for a safari adventure? Head to Sri Lanka, a place where the beauty of nature and the thrill of a wildlife adventure finds a loving home. Your host, Glamping (Pvt) Ltd have put together a program that allows you the freedom to explore three national parks - Yala, Lunugamvehera, and Bundala. All of which is home to a wide variety of plant, mammal, reptile, and bird species. Travel for the best wildlife experience!

Overview

  • Children policy: Minimum age of children should be 4 years of age
  • Main wildlife to be viewed: Sri Lankan leopard, elephant, buffalo, bear, deer, crocodiles, birds
  • Starting point and ending point: Hambanthota
  • Mode of transportation: 4WD Jeep or similar
  • Airport transfers included in the price
  • Park fees not included in the price
  • English speaking guide

Highlights

  • 1 full-day game drives
  • Spot Sri Lankan leopard, elephant, crocodiles
  • Visit Yala, Lunugamvehera, or Bundala National Park
  • Excellent spot for bird watching
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 3 meals a day

Styles


2 activity days
Airport transfer included: Bandaranaike International Airport
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Accommodation

You will be staying in Glamping (Pvt) Ltd lodge. At the Sri Lankan glamping site, the accommodation units are designed to provide you with a comfortable stay while getting you close to nature. The camping ground is an ideal windy sunset setting for bird watching, meditation, and relaxation.

Glamping Ceylon has combined Sri Lankan traditional historical dwellings with unique camping tents to provide you with a dual experience. They also provide outdoor wilderness camping experience in mobile camping tents. These lodges have a great view of the lake and provide hours of bird and butterfly watching opportunities.

Your rooms are designed as air-conditioned camping cabins with attached bathrooms. The cabins all face towards the lake. Each has a patio, sleeping room, and an attached bathroom an individual campfire is provided. Free Wi-Fi is also included.

Program

For the best wildlife experience and the chance to see the highest number of different large game species of Sri Lanka, a traveler needs to spend a full day at either Yala or Lunugamvehera National Parks. This means that the traveler needs to arrive at Glamping (Pvt) Ltd luxury campsite a day earlier.

Glamping (Pvt) Ltd have therefore designed three-day-and-two-night package to fit within time constraints of tourists traveling through Sri Lanka. The safari experience includes a full exploration of the jungle from sunrise to sunset with picnic breakfast and lunch in the jungle by the riverside or beachside.

Daily sample itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to your base camp

Glamping (Pvt) Ltd will pick you up from your location within Sri Lanka. Drive to your hotel from your location and if you wish you can stop over and visit an ancient mountain top monastery of Mulkirigala rock temple. If you wish you can also stop over by the seaside of Tangalle for a relaxing dip in the ocean.

Arrive at your base camp in Hambanthota in the evening. You may want to go on a village tour in the sunset experiencing the local life. Drinks and dinner will be provided by the outside fireplace or under lantern light. Accommodation will be in Glamping (Pvt) Ltd glamping lodges by the lakeside.

  • Level of accommodation: Glamping lodge budget

Day 2: Full-day game drive

Wake up early in the morning with for breakfast and tea with early morning lakeside bird watching included. Go on the safari drive afterwards to either Yala, Bundala, or Lunugamverhara National Park. Lunch will be provided by the means of beachside, lakeside, cliff top, or riverside picnics within the national park.

After resting, go on afternoon safari drive until sunset for leopard, bear, elephant, crocodile, deer, buffalo, and bird watching. Sunset dip in the ocean can also be arranged if you wish. Dinner will be provided at night in the base camp in lantern light.

  • Level of accommodation: Glamping lodge budget

Day 3: Goodbye

If you wish, you can go on another morning safari drive in the morning after breakfast and return for lunch. Afterward, you may set off in your travels.

Please note that the park entrance tickets are not included in the package. They cost about 30 to 40 USD per person.

Location

This safari is located in the south-east corner of the island of Sri Lanka. This part of Sri Lanka is considered to be the dry zone of the island and is home to four different national parks bordering the Indian Ocean to the south and high central mountains to the north.

These national parks are home to all of the large iconic wildlife species of the country including such super star species like the Sri Lankan elephant, sloth bear, buffalo's, crocodiles, and the legendary Sri Lankan leopard. Sri Lankan leopard is the physically largest leopard subspecies in the world with a body build to rival African lions.

The Yala and Lunugamvehera National Park are the best locations in the world to spot leopards in the wild. The heavily forested Yala National Park is almost a magical place bordering the Indian Ocean. The nearby Bundala National park is home to elephants, monkeys and crocodiles and is world’s second Ramsar Site (world convention on wetlands) and is visited by 200 species of migratory birds and is home to over 100 species of native ones.

Your hotel sits by a lake side in a rural village setting bordering a wildlife park. The site itself is visited by over 250 different species of birds annually. The rural village itself offers great opportunity for exploration and discovery. The travelers are taken to see a 2300-year old cliff top temple that overlooks the great span of the dry southern plane of Sri Lanka.

Features

General

  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace

Services

  • Baby sitting
  • Bicycle rental
  • Child care
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Newspapers
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet

Food

This safari camp includes all meals. The menu includes an assortment of Sri Lankan dishes with white rice along side of Western and Eastern Asian foods. The food can be taken within the jungle as picnic as well. Glamping (Pvt) Ltd also offers alcoholic beverages from wine, to hard liquors, and beers which you can purchase at your own cost. Please be sure to communicate special dietary requirement, if any, including ‘vegetarian’ to Glamping (Pvt) Ltd, so that they can make necessary arrangements.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

You can also try bird watching, village tours, and air rifle target shooting.

What's included

  • Game drives
  • 3 daily meals
  • Round trip transfers
  • 2 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tickets to national parks

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Bandaranaike International Airport Airport transfer included: Bandaranaike International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 3 days before arrival.
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