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Glamping at Kulu Safaris | Courtesy of Kulu Safaris
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The Best Glamping Sites in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka Hub Writer
Updated: 1 March 2018

There is no shortage of national parks in Sri Lanka, therefore, no lack of camping sites. But as you know, not everyone is into camping in the wild! That is why there is such a thing called ‘glamping’ and there is no shortage of that in Sri Lanka either. From simple comfort camping to luxury boutique eco-lodges, there is a glamping style for everyone. Read on to discover the best glamping sites in Sri Lanka.

Wild Trails Yala Tented Safari Camp

Wild Trails is one of the most visited national parks in Sri Lanka. The population of elephants, leopards, peacocks and other wildlife is a huge attraction. Camping in Yala National Park is quite common, but why not do it in style at Wild Trails Yala Tented Safari Camp. With rain protection and comfortable furniture, a stay at Wild Trails will revive the adventurer in you.

Wild Trails Yala Tented Safari Camp, Yala National Park Buffer Zone, Yala


Tented camp at Wild Trails Yala Tented Safari Camp | Courtesy of Theme Resorts

Camp Leopard

Another great glamping site in Yala National Park is Camp Leopard. Here, the tents are up on stilts for further protection from wildlife. From Camp Leopard, you can take walking excursions to waterfalls and rainwater tanks or take a jeep safari to see the elephants.

Camp Leopard, Old Situlpawwa Road, Kataragama


Tented glamping at Camp Leopard | Courtesy of Camp Leopard

Leopard Trails

Leopard Trails’ tented safaris have locations in both Yala National Park and Wilpattu National Park. Both glamping sites by Leopard Trails are overly comfortable and a real treat. With nighttime barbecues and cocktails, the team will have you enjoying nature in total comfort.

Leopard Trails Wilpattu, Wilpattu Sanctuary Rd, Pahala Maragahawewa

Leopard Trails Yala and Wilpattu - New Luxury Tent (8)

Uber comfort at Leopard Trails’ Wilpattu glamping site | Courtesy of Leopard Trails

Kulu Safaris

The mission at Kulu Safaris is for the camps to be impermanent and as green as possible. Kulu Safari’s glamping sites in both Yala and Wilpattu National Parks are remote and far away from other sites but have all the comforts and amenities of the best glamping sites in the world. For the more adventurous types, there are also mobile glamping options, like for wildlife photographers, for example.

Kulu Safaris Wilpattu, Wilpattu Sanctuary Rd


Glamping with minimal carbon footprint at Kulu Safaris | Courtesy of Kulu Safaris

Pardus Seek Luxury Camping

Pardus Seek Luxury Camping is located on the edge of Yala National Park, right next to the beach. All tents have WiFi and solar powered electricity, but fans are upon request. Pardus Seek is a bit more budget than other more luxurious glamping sites but that doesn’t make it less awesome.

Pardus Seek Luxury Tents, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka, Main Entrance Rd, Palatupana


Relaxed glamping close to the beach at Pardus Seek | Courtesy of Pardus Seek Luxury Camping

Flameback Eco Lodge

The newest glamping site in Sri Lanka is Flameback Eco Lodge, a luxurious boutique eco-lodge for travellers that love luxury and also being in nature. Here, you’ll get great service from a wonderful team and beautiful surroundings on the shore of Weerawila Lake. Being the newest addition to the glamping collection, Flameback strives for a special luxurious stay. Not inside a national park, but close enough for easy access and expeditions, the fact that it is not inside a park makes it even more special, actually.

Flameback Eco Lodge, Weerawila Estate, Wirawila


Luxurious glamping by Weerawila Lake at Flameback Eco Lodge | Courtesy of Flameback Eco Lodge

Jetwing Tented Villas

The Jetwing chain also has a glamping site in the Yala National Park. A simple but comfortable stay, Jetwing Tented Villas is a great choice. Wildlife, like elephants and wild boar, can usually be seen walking right in front of the tents.

Jetwing Tented Villas, Palatupana, Yala


Easy luxury at Jetwing Tented Villas | Courtesy of Jetwing Tented Villas

Wild Coast Tented Lodge

Saving the best for last, Wild Coast Tented Lodge is more than just glamping. It was named the best new luxury hotel of 2017. Nestled in a location where the jungle meets the ocean, Wild Coast is a collection of canvas tents in the shape of cocoons. Full of luxurious amenities and comfortable designer furniture, this new addition to the Resplendent Ceylon Hotel collection is easily the best glamping spot in Sri Lanka.

Wild Coast Tented Lodge, Palatupana, (neighbouring Yala National Park), Yala


The site at Wild Coast is unbeatable | Courtesy of Resplendent Ceylon