Camp Hasthi Udawalawe offers mobile tented safaris just outside of the Udawalawe National Park in the south central region and promises to offer guests a unique camping experience.
Camp Hasthi Udawalawe operates in the buffer zone of the Udawalawe National Parks and consists of several accommodation tents, a dining tent and kitchen tent. Start the day off with an early morning safari drive to the park in time to catch a glimpse of the animals just waking up from the night’s slumber then return for a leisurely breakfast at the camp. After a traditional Sri Lankan lunch, go on your second safari for the day and try your luck at spotting a leopard if you haven’t caught sight of him yet.
Camp Hasthi operates on an all-inclusive basis which includes, accommodation, all meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, a limited number of local beers, wines and spirits, two game drives per day with entrance park fees and fees for a wildlife tracker.
The campsite has three tents.
Camp Hasthi Udawalawe has spacious tents, furnished with a double bed or twin beds, a fan, bedside table, clothes rack, luggage rack and a writing table. The tents have an attached bathroom with flushable toilets and h/w showers. The tents also have verandas furnished with garden chairs. Each tent also has its own hammock that guests can use.
The tents are fire resistant, waterproof and have entrances and windows that can be zipped to keep away insects and mosquitoes.
There is a choice between Sri Lankan and western for breakfast, lunch is an authentic Sri Lankan affair with rice served with several complimenting curries and BBQ for dinner. Meals are served at the dining tent or outdoors under the night stars. They also have charging points for phones, laptops and cameras.
Why We Like It
The flexible, community-minded approach which means that afterwards you can even climb onto the back of a tractor to visit the local villages.
Camp Hasthi operates in Uda Walawe National Park which lies between the southern highlands and the south coast.