River Garden, Belihuloya Sri Lanka, Hill Country
Adventure campers will love the River Garden Resort, situated on the slopes in Belihul Oya, under the Horton Plains. Outdoor sports and plenty of adventure activities are popular with guests of all ages. What makes this site unique is the varying vegetation on the southern hillside. The combination of dry and wet zones creates moist evergreen forests, savanna forests, mountainous forest areas with temperate climates, and dry, rough grasslands. There are plenty of colorful bird species contentedly inhabiting the region.
The three cottages bordering the river are simple and comfortable, each with a double bed and an ensuite bathroom. A short 15 minute drive away, or a one hour walk through stunning forest scenery, reveals an enormous reservoir with a permanent camping site, and innovative ‘Eco Chalet’ accommodation.
Walking trails are unbeatable in the region, with all energy levels catered for on the fascinating forest trails. Popular day trips include Horton Plains and the Uda Walawe National Park. Canoeing down the river is a much-loved water activity. The friendly, capable staff are at home with managing and assisting groups of all sizes and age ranges. Expect capable staff leadership and a wide range of nature-friendly activities for adults and children alike. Families looking for an alternative to camping on the more expensive National Park sites will find the River Garden Resort a refreshing and affordable holiday solution.
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