The SpacePRICE INCLUDES ACCOMMODATION ON FULL BOARD BASIS
Discovered by a passionate nature enthusiast who stumbled upon the property at the height of the Sri Lankan Civil War and was inspired to put together an eco friendly nook, which offers a slice of unperturbed nature in spite of the chaos around. Today, it offers its peace to the traveler looking to escape the chaos of city life. Banyan Camp is set on the banks of Lake Hambegamuwa, in the landscape of a jungle and is a place where nature has not been rearranged by the hands of man.
Located within close proximity to the Udawalawe National Park, Banyan Camp offers a wide choice of experiences whether you wish to indulge in its rustic setting or step out into the wilderness. Its location gives easy accessibility to Yala National Park, Ella Gap, Sinharaja & Arugam Bay.
The rustic camp is built with harvested timber, recycled doors & windows, Palmyra leaf roof, mortar floors & walls. Lanterns provide a warm glow to the place instead of electricity. The shower & toilet have running water.
Providing accommodation on full board basis (which includes all three meals & Tea / Coffee), the staff of Banyan Camp is geared to offer unobtrusive assistance in preparation of food, setting up a bonfire & carrying out housekeeping functions that offer you creature comforts that preserve the luxury of being on holiday. We have good internet coverage and mobile reception.
Enjoy a book under the shade of a banyan tree or walk away in any direction & enjoy the pleasure of a trek along the property that extends over 15 acres with borders that melt into the lake, where you will be greeted by over 20 varieties of birds & other species of wildlife. Or enjoy the company of our mascot, Bindu the pet mongoose, a favorite of our guests. Banyan Camp is a destination choice that offers a wealth of space to conduct yoga, meditation camps etc Canoes, fishing, nature trails, Elephant safaris & Leopard safaris can be arranged on request.
Banyan Camp awaits you for your next Personal / Group retreat, Meditation camp, Bird watching excursion Nature trail. Or call / email our retreat planner to guide you in designing your experience. Guest AccessThe Camp is listed as Private Room there is no bedroom as such as sleeping is open plan however, there is privacy and you may keep us informed if you would prefer exclusivity, depending on the time of the year and the number of guests we will be able to accommodate your request. Interaction with GuestsWe may not always be present at the Camp however you will be well looked after by our caretakers and should you need to get in touch we are just a phone call away on the Camp phone. The NeighborhoodUdawalawe National Park: Famous for the Sri Lankan elephant and a variety of mammals and bird life.
Udawalawe Elephant transit home where orphaned elephants are rehabilitated for release in to the wild, visitors are allowed at feeding times.
Nature Trails & Bird watching: With acres of forest and lakes, barring a few small self-sufficient villages, the area is a haven for endemic species for avid birdwatchers.
Mini Sigiriya: A moderate climb up a rock face similar in shape to the Sigiriya rock, for a beautiful panoramic view.
Udawalawe River: A day trip to a fantastic stream, know to a few. Lunch on site.
Star Gazing: Having little or no light pollution, Banyan Camp is perfect for star gazing, the milky way is visible on clear nights.
Fishing: in the Hambegamuwa Lake
Yala National Park: The second largest national park in Sri Lanka, has the highest concentration of Leopards in the world is also home to elephants, bears, large variety of land and water birds among others.
Historical Sights: Buduruvagala Temple – 10th century complex consists of seven statues and belongs to the Mahayana school of thought. This statue of the Buddha is regarded as the tallest in the world. Getting AroundTransport to and from Camp can be organised by prior arrangement