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“great service with great people!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Big Game Camp - Wilpattu

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Big Game Camp - Wilpattu
Wilpattu, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka   |  
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“great service with great people!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

we visited Big game Camp at Wilpattu on oct this year (12th oct 2013). We spent only a day there but it was really memorable.
The staff at the camp is really good. The service was excellent.
in the morning they took us for a short walk to do some bird watching.
We got a great breakfast after that and an excellent lunch in the middle of the forest.. but still very lavishly arranged.
The rooms are pretty comfortable although i found the night very hot! no ventilation - so could not sleep but my family slept like logs!
the dinner too was arranged very well with a campfire etc.... certainly not what we'd expect in the wilderness.
the wilpattu national park is wonderful and we got to see leopards very closely.
Actually the whole Sri lanka surpassed our expectations.
would very much recommend people to visit... the food is too good and the service unexpectedly good.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Anuruddha B, Owner at Big Game Camp - Wilpattu, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Thank you very much for your positive response. We are pleased to know that you noticed our friendly staff and that you were happy with the accommodation and facilities we offered. We look forward to seeing you during your next visit to Sri Lanka to spend time in the wilderness and you can rely on the same service standard and hospitality from the Big Game Team every time you are with us.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I must start by saying that the staff were fantastic and really went out of their way to be helpful and attentive. All our meals were delicious and served in various shaded bush settings with great ceremony and style. The afternoon nature walks with our host were very special and we saw so many birds as well as giant squirrels, land monitors and mongooses.
The big downside is the lack of power during the day which means there is no way of cooling off from the extreme heat and humidity. We can handle the heat but not for such long periods with no relief. The shower water is warmed by the sun so it's quite hot during the day so isn't an avenue for cooling off.
We didn't mind the bugs, spiders and creatures that got into the tent but some people might struggle with this. Taking a mosquito net would definitely be of benefit.
We were picked up from the junction bus stop on arrival but had to hire a tuk tuk to get back to the bus stop when we were leaving. A bit cheeky!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Anuruddha B, Owner at Big Game Camp - Wilpattu, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
We thank you for providing our feedback on your stay at Big game safari camping in Wilpattu with us . We noted that you have mentioned about some of the aspects of your experience. As you have said the heat is quite unavoidable at this point of time, although it would get better towards the latter part of the year. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the meals and the setting. It appears that we have failed to inform you about the availability of the mosquito nets, as such we extend our apologies ..
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Additional Information about Big Game Camp - Wilpattu

Address: Wilpattu, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Anuradhapura
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free Parking Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 Specialty lodging in Anuradhapura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Big Game Camp - Wilpattu, is Set up at the periphery of the largest and oldest national Park in Sri Lanka, offering best wildlife viewing experience to guests. Of all the wildlife that can be seen on safari in the Wilpattu National Park two very special animals- Sri Lankan Sloth Bear and Sri Lankan Leopard takes pride of place. The camp has comfortable fully furnished tents with attached partitioned toilets and equipped with raised beds, bed linen, towels, a flashlight, a shoe rack, foldable chairs, a coffee table, and an umbrella to ensure the guests’ comfort.Big Game Camp can provide more than just accommodation and guest can book safaris for an additional price.Big Game Camp all inclusive package will provide a Half day Safari that will include all entrance and permit fees, jeep ,picnic basket, chilled beverages to provide the best safari experience. All 3 meals, Tea coffee & beer, snacks are also included for the all inclusive package. The heritage city of Anuradhapura is approximately 58 km from Big Game Camp Wilpattu.Pick up and transfers from and to any destination, including airport could be arranged at an extra charge. ... more   less 
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