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Banyan Camp

Hambegamuwa - Sri Lanka

An off-grid eco retreat with sustainability and tranquility at its heart, near the stunning Udawalawe National Park in rural Sri Lanka.

  • Sleeps: 2-6 per lodge
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 7
£127-233 per night

How to book...

Banyan Camp is managed by Ashan

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Ashan at Banyan Camp.

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  The Highlights...

  • Open-air lodges are romantically styled with canopied beds, reclaimed furniture and glittering lanterns.
  • Enjoy fabulous Sri-Lanken food cooked from scratch throughout your stay - with fresh fruit, dahls and an array of vegetarian curries.
  • Safari to Udawalawe National Park and spot elephants in their natural habitat.
  • The owners can help arrange picnics next to a waterfall, canoe trips on Lake Hambegamuwa and candlelit dinners on the lake.
  • Relax and enjoy the perfect serenity of this gorgeous site, be it lazing on a hammock in the day or being lulled to sleep by the sounds of the jungle at night.

  You should know...

  • This is an off grid retreat so there is no hot water, Wifi or air-con.
  • Rates are full board with daily set menus.

  The Detail...

This magical lakefront camp is the perfect place to completely escape the stresses of the modern world. With four beautiful lodges dotted around this tropical 15 acre site, you can spend the days lazing in hammocks, swimming in waterfalls and indulging in fabulous homemade Sri-Lankan food. Its time to unwind whilst taking full advantage of the sites sublime less is more philosophy.

With sustainability being firmly at the heart of this site, the rooms are simply yet beautifully designed with driftwood furniture, reclaimed doors and bamboo lampshades - whilst cleverly repurposed bottles line the walls giving an almost sculptural finish. The four open-air lodges sleep from two to six with canopied beds beneath simple thatched roofs that give you the feeling youre sleeping amongst the canopy of this dazzling landscape. And the romance continues with relaxed styling and plenty of glittering lanterns. Each lodge also has a bathroom complete with a wonderfully refreshing cold shower.

Spend your days relaxing in a hammock beside the lake or exploring the local wildlife onsite - theres plenty to see, from colourful birds and butterflies to nonchalant water-buffalo. Meals are all provided - with fresh fruit and crepes for breakfast and a startling array of delicious curries, dahls and rice dishes served for lunch and dinner. All the food is vegetarian and gorgeously presented.

Theres plenty to explore in the local area - head to nearby Udawalawe National Park to spot some elephants in their natural habitat, take a guided canoe tour of Lake Hambegamuwa or head to a local beauty spot to enjoy a picnic next to the waterfall. There are also beautiful historical sites and temples within easy striking distance. And for the pure romantics out there, the owners can arrange a perfectly magical evening with a candle lit dinner on the lake.


Essential Features
  • Baby Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Mosquito netting
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • Firepit
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Cleaning service
  • Off road free parking


  • Beach (lake)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Fishing
  • Historical sites
  • Mountain Walking
  • Wildlife
  • Zoo/Wildlife park

Activities like Udawalawe Safari, Canoe Safari, River excursions are can be arranged on requests.

  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

55 Kms

  Detailed Pricing Information...

Banyan Camp - Banyan Lodge, rate is USD 185 per couple per night on a full board basis.
Banyan Camp - Champagne Lodge & Wine Lodge, with en suite toilet and shower accommodates up to 4 guests in each unit, rate USD 246 per couple and USD 110 for 1 extra supplement and USD 165 for 2 extra supplements, per night on a full board basis.
Banyan Camp - Mercedes Lodge with en suite toilet and shower, accommodates two. Rate USD 185 per night on a full board basis.
Banyan Camp Huts, with own toilet and shower, accommodates two. Rate USD 165 per night on a full board basis.



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£127-233 per night

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Banyan Camp is managed by Ashan

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