Wild Coast Tented Lodge: Luxury Camping in Sri Lanka
Nestled in Sri Lanka’s famed Yala National Park, Wild Coast Tented Lodge offers a luxury camping experience, in specially designed cocoon tents.
Sometimes you find a hotel that screams out to you from the moment you first see pictures of it. Wild Coast Tented Lodge is one of those places. The website dazzles you with images of verdant jungle dropping right down to a beautiful but wild coastline (I can’t think of a better way to describe it than the phrase the hotel chose itself). Architecturally intriguing buildings which look like massive boulders - and blend in perfectly with their surroundings, and unique canvas cabins, surrounded by the wild of Yala National Park. From the moment I saw the pictures of this property, I knew that we had to visit! I wanted to be surrounded by the jungle and the thought of elephants, leopards and other wild animals roaming freely around us, motivated me to start planning our trip!
After a long flight to the capital – Colombo – it’s a bumpy six and a half hour drive to get to Wild Coast. It is worth the effort however, and the last portion of the journey takes you through the pristine Yala National Park – in the middle of which sits the hotel. This is not one of those places where after a morning on the beach you stroll into town - your nearest neighbours are elephants, wild boar and leopards. Being isolated is all part of what makes it so special, and you can rest assured that they have everything you need within the hotel grounds.