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Wilpattu Sanctuary Road, Wilpattu National Park 50200 Sri Lanka
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#1 of 11 Specialty lodging in Wilpattu National Park
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Wilpattu Sanctuary Road, Wilpattu National Park 50200 Sri Lanka
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Sigiriya Air Force Base Airport47 miSee all flights
Bandaranayake Intl Airport80 miSee all flights
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Lakshini Watson wrote a review Nov 25
Mornington Peninsula, Australia4 contributions8 helpful votes
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Thank you Darell, Christo and Team for taking care of us 6 girls so well for the last 3 days. We found the tents to be super luxurious, spacious, well appointed and comfortable. We enjoyed the delicious food and how all our whims and fancies were catered for. We will be back.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Alan wrote a review Oct 2022
Colombo, Sri Lanka1 contribution
The tents at Wilpattu Safari Camp resemble a luxurious hotel room with all the basic necessities made available. It was an amazing two-night stay! We took part in a number of jeep safaris, which were really educational and fun while observing leopards, bears, a wide variety of birds, and other animals. Both the safari ride and the provided breakfast for the picnic in the wildlife park made the journey worthwhile. Everything had been planned for and managed extremely well. Even though there was an elephant wandering around the camp at night, we felt well protected and at ease thanks to the delicious meals, the attentive and courteous personnel, and these factors. Can't speak highly enough of this location... This was our first visit, but it won't be the last. Special thanks to the staff for being very attentive and very friendly!!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Seevali D wrote a review Aug 2022
Colombo, Sri Lanka8520 contributions266 helpful votes
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Nine of us travelling with Cinnamon Trails to Wilpattu National Park spent two nights at Wilpattu Safari Camp on 26th and 27th July 2022. We were picked up at the Park Entrance and driven to the camp in their safari jeeps. As we came to the camp, we witnessed a cobra that was being treated for its injuries. After a welcome drink, we were shown to our respective tents along with our baggage. Each tent was in the middle of the forest in scenic surroundings. The tents were completely sealed to prevent entry of creeping animals. The sound of chirping birds was a welcome difference from the city life that we are accustomed to. The interior of the tent was well furnished and clean. The king size bed was comfortable. There was a separate closet area to keep our clothes and other items. The toilet and bathrooms were clean and neat, stocked with essentials and clean towels. Though there was no air-conditioning, it was quite comfortable with the two fans. Derrick Bartholomeusz, the manager took care of our group and attended to all our needs, from the moment of our arrival until the very end when we boarded the tour bus for our return journey. His staff too were attentive, cordial, and helpful. The highlight of our stay was the arrival of an elephant on both evenings to savour the palm fruits that fall on the ground. We were provided tasty meals served to our table. The food was tasty and to high standards. Thank you, Derrick and the staff, who made our stay memorable.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: There are five tents - Those further away are more secluded.
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Nedra W wrote a review Aug 2022
Colombo, Sri Lanka45 contributions6 helpful votes
Our second visit there, the ambience and clean accommodation were outstanding. Darrel and his team, in particular the chef, need special mention in making us so welcome. The meals were brilliant including the packed breakfast. Looking foreard to another visit soon.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Dr. S wrote a review Aug 2022
19 contributions3 helpful votes
Thank you to Darrel and team for an unforgettable stay. The tents are comfortable and resemble a hotel room with plush beds and an ensuite bathroom. Meals are delicious (including the packed meals provided on safari rounds arranged through the camp). We had a memorable dinner graced by multiple friendly elephants. Our safari vehicles were arranged by the camp and our driver was excellent. We had multiple leopard and bear sightings and plenty of fuel to do this with. The staff went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable. Thank you once again!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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GSTColombo wrote a review Jul 2022
Toenisvorst, Germany84 contributions42 helpful votes
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Our family of 4 (me, hubby and 2 teen boys) booked two “tents” at Wilpattu Safari Camp (they’re more like plush hotel rooms with canvas walls!) What a fabulous 2 night stay - glamping at its best!! We enjoyed a couple of jeep safaris, with our highly informative and entertaining guide Christo, spotting leopards and elephants and a multitude of birds and other wildlife. The Safari ride itself was worth the trip, along with a packed breakfast to picnic in the wildlife park! Everything had been thought about and provided. The food at every meal was excellent, the staff so attentive and friendly, and we felt incredibly safe and comfortable, even with creatures (big and small) roaming around the camp in the night!! Cannot recommend this place enough…it was our first visit and certainly will not be our last. Thank you to the entire team at Wilpattu Safari Camp - your organisation, communication and hospitality really gave us a true Sri Lankan experience.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Namal Kamalgoda, Owner at Wilpattu Safari Camp
Responded Jul 25, 2022
Thank you very much for choosing Wilpattu Safari Camp for your safari experience in Wilpattu. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, food and service. Christo is a valuable member of our team, and we are glad you enjoyed his company
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Keith Wijesuriya wrote a review Jun 2022
Colombo, Sri Lanka100 contributions19 helpful votes
Our second time at the Camp. Nothing has changed. The same fantastic food. The same pampering by the staff. The same (I hope) Bark gheckos on the tats. :) Darrel and Christo are excellent hosts while the staff are so friendly and hospitable. Lots of attention to detail which is so important - good examples being the lunch they organised for us inside the park and the special vegetarian dishes they prepared for my wife. Little things that went a long way in making our stay awesome!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: There are only 5 tented rooms. So any one works.
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Response from Namal Kamalgoda, Owner at Wilpattu Safari Camp
Responded Jun 8, 2022
Thank you for reviewing us. We are happy that you had a wonderful stay with us. We are even happier that it your second visit to the camp and that we have not dropped our standards. The team looks forward to welcoming you back
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JuliaM177 wrote a review May 2022
Seattle, Washington1 contribution
We packed in a fantastic 24 hours at Wilpattu Safari Camp. It's safari glamping at its finest. Delicious meals and libations, two safaris with a knowledgeable, persistent, flexible, and super friendly guide, very comfortable accommodations, and peaceful setting. Wilpattu is a large national park that is known for its birdlife, animals, and scenic beauty. We didn't see as many vehicles here as at other national parks, making our stay feel even more special. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: All safari style tents, comfy beds, and private baths.
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Response from Namal Kamalgoda, Owner at Wilpattu Safari Camp
Responded Jun 5, 2022
Thank you very much for choosing us for your safari experience in Wilpattu. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. The services of the good naturalist, and service of the staff at camp, combined with the way the camp has set up is an important part of your safari experience
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Longtrvl wrote a review Apr 2022
Los Angeles, California28 contributions11 helpful votes
We stayed 3 nights during our visit to very nearby Wilpattu Natl Park. Our host Christopher and all the staff provided an intimate personal experience of Wilpattu. While it can be warm during the day, the spacious tents are comfortable for sleeping at night and are equipped with a big bathroom and ample built-in storage. The food at every meal was always first rate, and the communal dining led to special friendships with native Sri Lankans visiting the park, as well as guests from around the world. Drinks and stories around the fire preceded each evening's meal. Wilpattu Safari Camp makes a fun rustic addition to any Sri Lanka trip.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: All of the tents are close to the central patio and dining area.
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Response from Namal Kamalgoda, Owner at Wilpattu Safari Camp
Responded Jun 5, 2022
Thank your for your wonderful review, we are thrilled that you enjoyed the entire safari experience that the camp provides . The communal dinning gives the guests a chance to catch up on the days exploits and experiences. We look forward to welcoming you back to camp.
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Anna and family wrote a review Mar 2022
Battaramulla, Sri Lanka1 contribution
Absolutely wonderful service and hospitality. Lots of care taken to ensure the meals were good and had variety . We were a group which had likes, dislikes and various allergies. That aspect was taken care of so well. The safari rides were organised wonderfully well on time and never broke park rules. Thank you Namal, Christopher, Darrel and camp crew. It was my first time on a camp in Sri Lanka and it sure will be more visits,
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: Its lovely place, so a walk along the trees, and sarrounded by trees would be good
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Response from Namal Kamalgoda, Owner at Wilpattu Safari Camp
Responded Mar 26, 2022
Thank you for the wonderful review. We are happy that your enjoyed your stay with us. We take pride in sticking by the rules of the park. We look forward to welcoming you back
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WILPATTU SAFARI CAMP - Updated 2022 Campground Reviews (Wilpattu National Park, Sri Lanka)

Frequently Asked Questions about Wilpattu Safari Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Wilpattu Safari Camp?
Nearby attractions include Wilpattu National Park (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Wilpattu Safari Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Wilpattu Safari Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Wilpattu Safari Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.