Gal Oya Lodge offers environmentally responsible tourism from an eight bedded wildlife lodge, set on 20 acres of private forest. There is also a two bedroom villa perched at the highest point of Gal Oya Lodge, which has the most breath taking views.
Gal Oya National Park is relatively unheard of. The journey to reach here is at some times tedious, but well worth the effort. With the largest lake in Sri Lanka, and wildlife viewed by unique boat safari, the lodge and untouched surroundings are unlike anywhere else in Sri Lanka.
why we like gAL oYA lODGE
For off the beaten track wildlife viewing in Sri Lanka, it doesn't get much more remote than Gal Oya National Park. Meet the aboriginal people of Sri Lanka – the Veddas.
Gal Oya Lodge are very good at personalising your experience. During the day, take a jungle ride, or boat safari to explore the forest and lakes, home to white bellied sea eagles and perhaps even come face to face with an Asian elephant crossing between the islands. There are bike rides, riverside picnics and naturalist treks to be enjoyed. For bird enthusiasts, this is a truly exceptional place with migratory birds in abundance between the months of December and April. Why not join the Lodge chef for an impromptu Sri Lankan cooking course?
Throughout the summer, guests of Gal Oya Lodge get actively involved in the monitoring and conservation of wildlife in the park. Guests head down to Gal Oya Lodge's new Wildlife Centre and learn about the work going on but also help to set camera traps to go back the following day to check and record findings. It's a great way for children to get involved in both wildlife and conservation.
An eco-lodge at heart, all ten bungalows have been hand crafted using natural materials. The lodge has a wonderful restaurant serving authentic sambols and curries. The bar and pool shares a backdrop with the stunning mountains
This is an off the radar National Park, located in a 20-acre private forest.