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Positioned on the edge of the relatively untouched and least explored national park in the heart of Sri Lanka, this unique safari lodge specialises in high-end, environmentally responsible tourism. Comprising 10 spacious bungalows within 20 acres of private jungle and grasslands, around a swimming pool and restaurant, every guest space has magnificent views. The numerous activities found here include: jeep safaris, bird walks, bike rides, and meeting the indigenous Vedda Tribe. The highlight activity is a boat safari on Sri Lanka’s biggest lake. Guests can expect to see a wide variety of wildlife, and for those who are really lucky the chance to see elephants swimming from island to island in search of the freshest grass.

Your Host and The Team

“Our vision was to create a unique wildlife lodge in the the most unspoilt part of Sri Lanka, concentrating on environmentally sustainable tourism. All building materials are natural and locally sourced with 80% of the staff coming from the surrounding villages. With our own research centre on site and community based programs we hope to give back to the park and the surrounding community as much as possible. We offer some of the most unique experiences found on the island, including the chance to see the swimming elephants of Gal Oya. Gal Oya Lodge is the only lodge surrounding the national park meaning guests pretty much have the park to themselves, a unique situation in Sri Lanka where many of the other parks are overcrowded.”

“Nestled in the Gal Oya National Park, this off the grid (no phone or WiFi service) 10-bungalow eco-lodge offers a unique digital detox amid nature experience.”
Kim, the discoverer.


Bungalow (9 units)

Each 80sqm bungalow features spectacular floor to ceiling glass windows and doors that open onto a private veranda. Every bungalow is nestled in the forest, and was built to minimize its impact on the land, and to frame the best possible views. The bungalows have a private living room, a bedroom with a built-in king size bed, and an adjoining alfresco bathroom.

Two-bedroom Villa (1 unit)

Built over 115sqm, this villa features a large 65sqm open plan living room that elegantly connects both bedrooms. Each bedroom has its own wraparound veranda with wide views over the canopy to catch both the sunrise and sunset.

Hotel Facilities and Highlights

Gal Oya Lodge highlight
  • Bar/LoungeBar/Lounge
    Cooking ClassCooking Class
    Minority TribesMinority Tribes


Useful Information

Total number of rooms: 10
Annual closing:
open all year

Time zone: (GMT+05:30) Mumbai
Currency accepted: USD, EUR
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard
Electricity voltage: 230V
Electricity plug type:
Off the main road Bibile-Inginiyagala, at the entrance of the Park.
Airport: Colombo International Airport (CMB) - 300 km
Airport: Batticaloa Airport (BTC) - 119 km
Station: Kandy - 147 km

Rathugala, Wellessa, Bibile - Uva Province 91500 , Sri Lanka

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