The Mudhouse Anamaduwa , Sri Lanka

The creation of a mad man or a genius, we can’t quite decide - perhaps a well balanced combination of the two - The Mudhouse is a ‘marmite’ type of retreat… you’ll either get it, love it and adore it, or you’ll quickly slip away in search of a few more creature comforts!

Comprising of several clusters of mud-walled houses, one of which sits on stilts above the ground, your stay at The Mudhouse will be a peaceful, calm, mainly alfresco experience. The ‘décor’ is locally sourced: tree roots, log tables, bamboo wind chimes - you get the idea.

The outdoor bathrooms also take advantage of their natural surroundings, complete with showers cut into tree branches, although toilets are, you'll be pleased to hear, indoors. There are extremely comfortable beds and day loungers, both complete with mosquito nets, and an abundance of hammocks within easy reach whenever it all becomes a little too strenuous.

The three clusters are well spaced, ensuring privacy and solitude for those that want it. Kumar, the part-owner of this imaginative camp, is always in the background suggesting local activities to try out, ranging from cycling and kayaking to local temple visits and impromptu cooking classes. The Mudhouse is, notably, just over an hour away from Wilpattu National Park, making it an excellent place to combine with a safari.

Nearby Attractions

Wildlife and Conservation in Sri Lanka


Your Accommodation

5 'clusters'

Wonderfully 'bespoke' room amenities!

No air-con


Eating & Drinking




Leisure & Relaxation

Lakeside location

Bird watching



Cookery lessons

Organic farm

Dolphin watching


Safaris featuring this property

13 days
From £ 1769
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