Yes, its probably one of the best camping sites but as a nature lover I see the reality and the danger that's lying under this luxury camping in Yala.
Just read these facts and decide on your own whether these "camps" are safe enough for you and your family.
Yala National Park is only 378 sq miles large and all the camping sites are in Block I which covers only 54.44 sq miles, where most of the animals roam. Besides Kulu safari, there's 3 other camping sites, all based near a river. Also Yala has the highest leopard concentration in the world and also there's plenty of elephants and Sloth Bears.
Now think about the land area and the animal density, and think how much these camping sites are invading their privacy. Also please note that as the management has arranged, at night we had drinks and sang around bonfires.
According to my knowledge about wild animals, when you invade their territory you have to do that very carefully or else they will get frustrated and will attack you back, which has really happened a couple of times according to some trackers we met at the office and the hotel staff where we stayed later on.
And since we are inside tents its not that difficult to leopards and sloth bears to attack us, it will take a few seconds for a jumbo to destroy the whole place. Don't forget that there's a constant battle going on between wild elephants and the villagers in most parts of Sri-Lanka, due to the fact that villagers conquer the jungle for their farming needs.
If animals take revenge on us, whose going to take the responsibility? Nobody. Because these people are only after quick money brought to them by tourism industry, and they don't even close down for the monsoons.
Yes, the staff does a terrific job even under very difficult conditions, but the camp was totally unsafe.
In my point of view, I think the few solid, well built bungalows they have inside the jungle is a better and a safe option.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kulu Safaris - The Pioneers for mobile tented camping safaris.Deep in the jungle away from the hum drum of everyday life is the opportunity for man and nature to reconnect – the way it used to be. This opportunity has been made possible by Kulu Safaris Sri Lanka.In Sri Lanka Kulu Safaris redefined the concept of camping in the National Parks with mobile tents which allow you to immerse yourself in the wild with all the comforts that modern civilization can give you.As you go on sightings of elephants, leopards, bears and birds along with your own professional naturalist you can rest assured that you will have delicious cooking, a comfortable tent and even hot and cold showers when you get back to camp.Our mobile camping experience combines five star luxuries with natures wildest. Our spacious tents come fully equipped with hot and cold water showers, toilets and a huge bed to relax in. Cosy lounge chairs at the entrance to your tent provide you with the space to unwind and relax to the sounds of the great outdoors. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kulu Safari Company Hotel Colombo