Gal Oya Lodge, Ampara
The Bungalows are spacious while they are nestled amidst the forest canopy offering each unit spectacular views of the surroundings. There are 8 bungalows available at the lodge while each covers an area of 800 sq ft. Each unit comprises of a private living room area which leads onto a spacious bedroom that includes a king size bed. Both rooms comprise of floor to ceiling glass windows and doors opening out to a private verandah where you can take in the view. Each bungalow comprises of a large en-suite bathroom with his and her sinks and indoor and outdoor showers giving you the perfect holiday experience.
About Gal Oya Lodge, Ampara
Gal Oya is one of the most untouched National Parks of Sri Lanka while it's the only location in the island where Safaris are conducted by boat. The Gal Oya Lodge offers guests the chance to explore these natural wonders by offering environmentally friendly bungalows which adapts accordingly. The Lodge consists 8 spacious bungalows and one 2 bedroom villa while guests can enjoy meals at the on-site restaurant. A swimming pool is available within the premises while Jeep and boat safaris as well as nature treks can be organized accordingly.
Location of Gal Oya Lodge, Ampara
Spread across a private forest area of 20 acres, the Gal Oya Lodge welcomes you to discover a National Park which is overlooked quite often. The Lodge is located along the Bibile - Ampara/Inginiyagala Road at the end of the 30 km post. The drive from Kandy takes about 3.5 hours while the drive from the Bandaranaike International Airport will be approximately 6 1/2 - 7 hours. The Lodge also boasts of its own helipad while private tours can be arranged as per your request. The Gal Oya National Park was established in 1954 and is also the main catchment area of the largest reservoir in Sri Lanka.
Accommodation at Gal Oya Lodge, Ampara
The Gal Oya Lodge boasts if 8 spacious bungalows and one two bedroom villa that offers the perfect holiday experience in an eco friendly setting. With thatched roofs, wooden walls and stone-walled bathrooms, these accommodation units are excellent for guests looking for a complete holiday hidden in the jungles of Sri Lanka. The bungalows consist of a bedroom, living room and large en-suite bathroom along with a veranda where you can enjoy beautiful sights and sounds of the forest. The villa is located at the highest point of the lodge while it consists of 2 bedrooms connected by an open plan living area.
Facilities at Gal Oya Lodge, Ampara
The Gal Oya Lodge depicts an eco-friendly atmosphere and offers guests features and facilities that will make their holiday worthwhile. The lodge comprises of a Restaurant, Bar and Swimming Pool which have been beautifully structured with a backdrop of the mountains. You can enjoy a range of delicious meals and drinks from an extensive a la carte menu while the setting itself is minimalistic with polished cement floors, high thatched roofs and furniture that have been crafted by local craftsmen. The swimming pool is also a perfect setting allowing guests to refresh and sun bathe to their hearts content. The Gal Oya Lodge promises high-end environmentally responsible tourism whic h is perfect due to the proximity of the National Park.
The best part of holidaying in Gal Oya is the beautiful scenery and wildlife that you get to witness. Guests can enjoy a Jeep safari through the jungle up to the Nigala River while you can enjoy a picnic along the sandy banks admiring nature. The boat safari is the best way to spot wild animals and many exotic birds. Guests can enjoy long walks along the countryside with the lodge's naturalist and even explore the small organic garden within the premises. A meet up with the aboriginal people of Sri Lanka also known as the "Vedda"s can be arranged. The "Dighavapi Stupa" which was built during the 2nd century BC and considered sacred by Buddhists all over is also located in the area.