Sri Lanka, The Deep South
Info : Hammock Lanka
Hammock Lanka offers a top rate safari experiences in the heart of Uda Walawe National Park. It's located in the beautiful forest, and there will be plenty of native critters sharing your space, just to keep things interesting.
Uda Walawe National Park is a prime position for elephant spotting, and you’ll also come across buffalo, crocodiles, colourful birds, deer, and plenty of monkeys. The trail covered during Hammock Lanka safaris is rugged and colourful, and if it’s not quite rugged enough for your liking, the staff will detour onto even rougher terrain at your command. This increases your chances of spotting a herd – we were privileged enough to see a sleeping elephant while on a Hammock Lanka safari here.
One of the highlights is the amazing cuisine served. Though you might not be expecting five-course meals in the middle of the Sri Lankan forest, that’s what you’ll get. It’s plentiful and delicious. The camp site borders a beautiful stream and you can enjoy meals on the picturesque banks when the water level is low enough. The staff will do everything in their power to make your stay enjoyable, though there isn’t much they can do about the rogue monkeys that keep stealing away with the sugar bowls.
The facilities themselves are adequate and clean, but this is not luxury camping. Expect basic tents, beds and toilets, as well as electricity for basic needs and shared showers. This is a jungle safari camping experience, not meant for those who need climate control and luxury rain showers to relax. If you’ve got an adventurous spirit and a good appetite, you can’t go past a Hammock Lanka safari in Uda Walawe.
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!
The Ellerton and Apa Villa were excellent. Chaaya Village as expected. The Hideaway room could have been cleaner. Otherwise excellent.