Wildlife and Nature Experience in Gal Oya National Park
Ideal for those looking for a Digital Detox!
The Gal Oya National Park is located between the Uva Province and the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. It is one of the less known National Parks in Sri Lanka, but slowly gaining relevance due to its stunning natural beauties and the number of elephants roaming free in the Park. The Gal Oya Park has also a wide lake where Sri Lankan elephants go for their baths. One of the aspects that make Gal Oya National Park really special is that it is the only place where you can take a boat safari in Sri Lanka and, if you are lucky, see the Asian elephant swimming in its natural habitat.
This 4 days-3 nights experience will allow you to disconnect from your digital world! As due to their remote location, internet access and phone signals are unavailable in and around the lodge.
||4 days – 3 nights.
|Full Board Meals
||Accommodation in DBL Room in Bungalow
|Local English Speaking Guide for the trails
|| One way transfer from Kandy
|Other Extra activities not mentioned in the Itinerary Section
|Water and beverages, Guides and Driver tips
Rates are per person, on double room basis on FULL BOARD.
Activities included in this 4 days-3 nights package:
Morning Trek to the Top of Monkey Mountain ( 2-4 hours )
For the adventurous early risers, a 1.5 hour uphill trek first thing in the morning is a must. Up top, dramatic 180 degree views over the large forested valley await. An early start allows you to watch the sun rise over the hills in the distance, observing the never ending jungle canopy below. After you have finished, return for a well earned breakfast and enjoy the rest of your day.
Animal Monitoring Program
The Lodge has an ongoing project to record and monitor the lodge’s resident species of animals. In order to understand them better and take necessary steps to conserve these animals, our team of naturalists regularly embark on evening walks around the lodge to set up camera traps. If you wish to partake in our monitoring project or want to learn more about the animals you are welcome to join our naturalists on their evening walk as they do this.
Bicycle Tour (1-3 hours)
Join one of our naturalists on a leisurely bicycle ride during your stay at the lodge. You may choose to ride on a shorter off-track trail to the small Kiri Oruwa Lake, which is teeming with bird species.Alternatively, you may ride on the longer main road which cuts through the national park to the beautiful Namal Oya Reservoir. Helmets are provided.
Jeep Safari and Walk Through the Park (4 hours)
The lodge offers a jeep ride into the forgotten Nilgala section of Gal Oya National Park. Once protected by ancient royalty for the abundant medicinal plants and endemic birdlife, the park’s unique ecosystem is home to herds of elephants, wild boar, four species of deer, jackals, sloth bears, marsh mugger crocodiles and an array of rare exotic birds. The most intrepid guests can couple the drive with a safari on foot. Hike through the park with the local expert naturalists and see wildlife up close while exploring hidden corners of the park.