You’ll still have all the usual comforts at this simple, pleasant property set amongst the forest outside of Wilpattu National Park. Your host is Tarique Omar, a wonderful conversationalist who is passionate about the environment and will sit down and have a chat with you over a cup of tea. The property is all about conservation; you’ll find upcycled items all over the property that have been put to good use.
Shipping containers have been used to construct the rooms, and pallets have been used to create furniture. They sit amongst the trees and your deck makes for a lovely spot to sit out and admire your surroundings.
There are many acres of forest for you to go and explore around the property, and you can even take a tranquil early evening boat ride along the river as the sun sets. Staff are known to be extremely helpful and the food is delicious. As for safaris into the park, you’re just 10 or so minutes from the entry, and you can choose from full or half day tours.
Backwaters Lodge is a simple, eco-friendly and peaceful option for those looking to explore Wilpattu and it’s natural beauty. It’s not overly luxurious but is full of character.
Eco/Adventure - This category covers gorgeous lodges in the jungle, comfortable safari camps and dreamy, but simple, beach cabanas. These places defy conventional categorisation: what is communing with nature to one person may be terrifying bugs to another! Many of these places are very comfortable and the service generally of a very high level - but please read the website review carefully and/or talk to us and be sure to have understood what you are letting yourselves in for!
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