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, Kitulgala


Borderlands camping is based in Kitulgala, a riverside village in the western foothills, sandwiched between the west coast and the central highlands. Kitulgala offers Sri Lanka’s best white-water rafting experience and is located 90 kms from Colombo. Kitulgala can also be accessed from Kandy (2.5 hours) and Nuwara Eliya in the hill country (2.5 hours). The journey from Colombo’s international airport will take about three hours.

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We had a great time and the kids loved the rafting and cannoning

We were expecting something more remote. but overall good. fun activities.

We had a great time here and would recommend it to everyone. The team was great!

Very good. Best place by far.

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Borderlands’ river side camp consists of tents, rustic wooden cabins and chalets built on stilted platforms covered with thatched roofs. The campsite is perched on the banks of the Kelani River and has spectacular views of the mountains and untouched wilderness. Rise to the sound of bird call and the gushing waters of the Kelani; go white water rafting, kakyaking or hiking. Once back at camp, share your adventures with others over a chilled beer in the Long House, a chill-out lounge overlooking the river. Borderlands Sri Lanka is a reputable adventure tour company with much experience in conducting outdoor activities across the country. It follows strict safety guidelines and emphasises nature conservation. Bordelands is booked on a full board basis and rates included two activities conducted by Borderlands such as kayaking, rafting, canyoning, mountain biking, abseiling or hiking. Check with our sales team for the activities offered at the time of booking.


Accommodation is in tents, wooden cabins and chalets that are immersed in nature. The simple interiors are equipped with twin beds fitted with mosquito netting, side table and table lamps. The beds can be put together if required. The Tents and wooden cabins share bathrooms and h/w showers that are located a short stroll away.

Tents: The four tents are set on a stilted platform that is built right over the river. The platform has a thatched roof ensuring the tents are kept clean and dry. The tents open out to a private terrace that overlooks the Kelani River and the surrounding mountains. Has access to shared bathrooms.

Wooden cabins: These six rustic cabins are equipped with twin beds fitted with mosquito netting and have access to shared bathrooms. The wooden cabins were refurbished in 2014. Two of the cabins are more spacious and can accommodate up to four guests.

Wooden Chalets: Added in 2014, these two rustic, timber chalets are spacious and have attached bathrooms. Built on stilts by the riverside, the chalets are furnished with twin beds and an extra bed can be provided upon request. Attached bathrooms have a w/c, sink, and open air shower.


  • Water sports
  • iPod station
  • Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Eco friendly
  • Bird Watching
  • Trekking

Dining and lounging facilities are in the Long House overlooking the river. Sri Lankan, Asian and western cuisine and chilled beers are on offer. Other facilities at the Long House include a sound system, iPod dock, wifi internet facility, movie projector and screen for movie nights. Bordelands is geared up for adventure sports and has on site a range of mountain bikes, kayaks, rafts, and safety equipment which meets international standards. Borderlands also offer team building activities; guided treks to the ancient Belilena cave and bird watching in the nearby Makandawa Rainforest Reserve.


Experience the thrills and spills of an exciting rafting adventure in a jungle paradise. Rafting mixes the ups and downs of rapids with calm sections that meander through the jungle clad mountains, tea and rubber plantations of the Kandyan hill-country. The scenery is breathtaking. In the calm stretches, sit back and float with only the hub of the rainforest to break the silence as you breathe in the wilderness. This Kelani River offers grade 3/4 rapids, and is therefore great for beginners and experienced rafters alike. Just across the Kelani River is a small, lush primeval forest, home to about 55 rare species of birds, including the indigenous white owl. Jungle trekking, outdoor camping, and mountain biking is also possible.

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