Experience a total immersion in nature at Flameback Eco Lodge, stylish tented accommodation set on the edge of Weerawila Bird Sanctuary between historic Kataragama and the iconic Yala National Park. This area is a patchwork of wetlands and reservoirs which attract thousands of birds each year. Many birds choose to roost and nest here between long migratory journeys, and there are several rare species to be spotted. In addition to birdwatching and excursions to the nearby national parks, fishing is available in the nearby Weerawila village, and a selection of guided nature trails to suit both adults and children are on offer. Rest and relax on the lake-view deck of your private, well-furnished lodge and soak in the serenity of your idyllic environment.
Flameback Eco Lodge has eight tented lodges in total, seven Deluxe Luxury Lodges and one Honeymoon Suite, spaced apart and sheltered by trees to offer plenty of privacy for each guest. Each lodge looks out over the lake and is furnished with a king-sized teak bed, writing desk, 24-hour hot and cold water, tea & coffee making facilities, air-con and Wi-Fi. The Honeymoon Suite is more spacious and has the addition of a 10 x 10ft private plunge pool with Jacuzzi.
In addition to a large infinity-edge swimming pool in the lush gardens, Flameback has a library, pool table, reception area, restaurant and lounge bar. The restaurant serves a variety of international cuisine and local favourites, using produce grown in their own organic garden. Special destination dining is possible too, whether it’s a BBQ night for you and your friends or a private five-course dinner to celebrate a special occasion. Birdwatching activities, nature trails, freshwater fishing and cycling excursions are all on offer, as well as trips out to the nearby national parks.
Why we like it
A paradise for birdwatchers within easy reach of several national parks.
Flameback Eco Lodge is set on the edge of a lake on the border of Weerawila Bird Sanctuary, a remote and peaceful wildlife hotspot between historic Kataragama and the iconic Yala National Park. Udawalawe and Bundala national parks are within easy reach as well.
Location: Weerawila, Tissa and Kataragama
No. of Rooms: 8
Key Features: Lakeside setting; hotspot for birds