About Us


Tree Tops Jungle Lodge is a real jungle experience and simple living in harmony with wild nature Completely off the standard beaten track, the lodge is a special and non-touristic place to stay and is about location and experience rather than just another accommodation option. Come for living and walking with nature in the Weliara jungles, an isolated wilderness in the remote southeast Sri Lanka. The Weliara jungle is hidden between Yala National Park and the Rahat Kanda mountains-a 20 km steep ridge of rocky hills, separating civilization from wilderness.


Through simple, camp style living conditions, staying at Tree Tops Jungle Lodge is an extraordinary trip, back to nature. You'll be bathing at a freshwater well, there's no electricity, and meals are cooked native style on wood fire.

The minimal facilities are balanced by spotless service and a staff eager to create great experiences for visitors-be it tasty meals, jungle treks, or wild elephant spotting escorted by local trackers. All excursions are on foot with a 4-man team of local trackers including English speaking (local) naturalist of the lodge.


Location

Colombo Bandaranaike (240km) is Sri Lanka's only major international airport and is served by numerous airlines-click on the links below for a list. There is also a small airport at Mattala, closer to the camp, but it receives very few flights.


ACCOMMODATION

Our current accommodation option is tented style rooms. Four chalet type canvas lodgings with bathroom and toilet inside the tent, good space for a large double bed and a verandah outside the room with folding chairs and tables.

Tree Tops Jungle Lodge always wanted to create a different one-of-a-kind wilderness experience. We do provide a rare opportunity to live for a few days at an extremely peaceful location, 10 km from Buttala, in a remote bush and forest area of great natural beauty in a connected to the northern Yala National Park. Living at Tree Tops Jungle is an extraordinary trip, back to nature, without electricity or other modern amenities and meals are mainly native curry style.

The minimalistic infrastructure is balanced by spotless service and a staff eager to create great experiences for visitors-be it tasty meals, jungle treks, or wild elephant spotting escorted by local trackers.


Facilities

Garden
Terrace
Wildlife books
All meals included
Hammocks


Excursions

Our local area walks from the camp.
With a 4 man team in tropical dry zone forest and to nearby lakes.
Visitors are requested not to walk alone.
From Tree Tops Jungle Lodge several national parks are easily accessible.
Yala Safari Jeep Excursions, Uda Walawa, Gal Oya, Bundala, Lunugamvehera and Lahugala National Parks are all within 1-2 hours drive.

Restaurant

The menu is native style and all meals are completely freshly made, vegetarian and village based Sri Lankan food

Safari

We do offer a true jungle experience but we are situated in wilderness, not inside a safari park. Observing wild animals is not easy. Tree Tops Jungle Lodge local area is simply remote and wild and sparsely populated and the jungles and forests are part of the greater ecosystem of the Yala National Park.

Bird Watching

birdlife which is likely to be even better for bird watching than inside the Yala National Park itself.

Airport Transfer