Discover Sri Lanka’s forgotten National Park, Gal Oya. With the country’s largest lake, the wildlife is best seen from a boat safari, especially the famous swimming elephants.
Gal Oya Lodge specialises in high-end, environmentally responsible tourism. The nine-room wildlife lodge is constructed from natural materials that have all been locally sourced. Spread across 20 acres of private forest, it’s the ideal place to get back to nature. All the tables and chairs have been made hand by the local village craftsmen and the rooms and lodge blend in with the surrounding environment very succesfully.
The swimming pool is the perfect place to refresh and feel at peace with the natural surroundings.
Eight spacious bungalows are nestled in the forest canopy, each one specially placed to take advantage of the spectacular views. Each bungalow is 800sqft consisting of a private living room which joins onto a spacious bedrooms with a king sized bed. Both rooms feature spectacular floor to ceiling glass windows and doors which open onto a private veranda. To top it off, each bungalow has a large en-suite bathroom with his and her sinks and both indoor and outdoor showers.
Gal Oya Lodge also has a restaurant, bar and swimming pool, all beautifully set by a backdrop of the low lying mountains.
Gal Oya National Park encompasses the country’s largest inland body of water, the Senanayake Samudraya Lake. Many small islands providing one of the best places in the world to see the Asian elephant in its natural habitat. Gal Oya is the only place in Sri Lanka where safaris can be conducted by boat. It gives a unique and special perspective whilst watching animals as they come to the water’s edge to drink and forage along the shore. You can also enjoy boat safaris, jungle drives, naturalist walks, or just relax in your peaceful surroundings.