Wilderness Basecamp


Okkampitiya, Sri Lanka

Prices From: $35 - $50 pp

This one is about one of Sri Lanka's best-kept secrets, tucked away in a warm and green corner of the paradise. Warm up your senses for a discovery that will surely make you head to KumbukRiver – the eco extraordinaire. If you thought you have seen big elephants, wait till you see this behemoth. Welcome to the world's biggest elephant, the eco-lodge extraordinaire in the shape of a giant elephant. Time stands still in this exclusive eco enclave bordering the Kumbukkan Oya, a river that never runs dry. Situated 250km from Colombo, in the gem-rich Okkampitiya, KumbukRiver is Sri Lanka's piece de' resistance among eco lodges. Nestled on 14 acres of natural bliss on the edge of a sleepy farming village, KumbukRiver isn't just another eco-lodge. Imagine, sleeping in the belly of the giant elephant. Feel the movement of the gentle giant when it sways gently on a windy day. Well, we think we shouldn't say too much, after all, it must be left to be discovered.

What makes KumbukRiver unique is its elephant shape .The entire facility can be reserved for just one touring party, from a single nature-loving person, to a small family or a bigger group of up to 10. There will not be any strangers. While you take refuge at this earthly, yet magical eco haven, it is yours until you leave.


One of Sri Lanka's foremost ecologists has put together a participatory plan that makes you an integral part of our eco plan. You will learn about Sri Lanka's incredible bio-diversity, you'll learn things you never knew about wild animals and plants. You will receive hot tips on surviving the dangers of city life; coming your way in the shape of food, for example. You'll go away fully convinced of your commitment to preserving our habitat. But not before you have planted a tree or helped a rural economy reeling under the shackles of poverty, not before you have helped a poacher to remain in his new job of protecting the wildlife.


Region: Asia - South

Sri Lanka


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