Kumbuk River Resort, Buttala
The beautifully appointed room has a TV, Fridge, Tea Maker and Hair dryer. Bathroom offers a great view of the river and has an ultra-modern shower with hot water, water jets and FM radio. The open upper deck is a great place to lounge and have your meals.
About Kumbuk River, Buttala
This one is about one of Sri Lanka's best-kept secrets, tucked away in a warm and green corner of paradise. Warm up your senses for a discovery that will surely make you head to KumbukRiver - the eco extraordinaire. If you thought you have seen big elephants, wait till you see this behemoth. Welcome to the world's biggest elephant, the eco-lodge extraordinaire in the shape of a giant elephant. Time stands still in this exclusive eco enclave bordering the Kumbukkan Oya, a river that never runs dry. Situated 250kms from Colombo, in the gem-rich Okkampitiya, KumbukRiver is Sri Lanka's piece de resistance among eco lodges. Nestled on 16 acres of natural bliss on the edge of a sleepy farming village, KumbukRiver isn't just another eco-lodge. Imagine, sleeping in the belly of the giant elephant. Feel the movement of the gentle giant when it sways gently on a windy day. Well, we think we shouldn't say too much, after all, it must be left to be discovered.
What makes KumbukRiver unique is yes, its elephant shape, but, it isn't the only thing. The entire facility can be reserved for just one touring party, from a single nature-loving person, to a small family or a bigger group of up to 10. There will not be any strangers. While you take refuge at this earthly, yet magical eco haven, it is yours, until you leave.
Location of Kumbuk River, Buttala
KumbukRiver is nestled on the banks of a lively river bordering Yala, Sri Lanka's premier wildlife sanctuary, in Buttala some 260kms south-east of Colombo International Airport and 85 kms from Mattala International Airport.
Accommodation at Kumbuk River, Buttala
The mammoth 40ft two story Elephant Villa you see on our grounds is the reason why KumbukRiver is famous around the world. This incredible edifice is a poignant reminder of our pristine nature and a symbol of its rapid destruction.
Welcome to the wild with the comfort of a star-class room. Our Tree Luxuria is a spectacular, well-appointed design wonder built encompassing two trees overlooking the river.
Jungle Lorry offers a uniquely luxurious stay especially for couples looking for a fairytale getaway. The cabin of the lorry has been transformed into a compact, air-conditioned, cosy bedroom with a glass wall presenting a panoramic view of the river below.
The Chalet takes you back in time. This humble mud and thatch abode comes with an airy bathroom and space for dining and relaxing.
Facilities at Kumbuk River, Buttala
At KumbukRiver we strive to bring you an authentic Sri Lankan culinary experience. Your menu includes traditional dishes and salads featuring ingredients that may not be all too common even for Sri Lankans while at the same time presenting you with all-time local favorites. If you don’t want to miss out on a bit of western flavor, our chef has included a few dishes to pamper your taste buds. We invite you to discuss your menu with your host well in advance, so that we can serve you better. Our kitchen is a simple village-styled operation with your food cooked the same way it was done a hundred years ago. However, we do have provisions for baking in an electric oven wherever required or in a gas burner. Meat and other perishables are refrigerated wherever required.
Excursions and Day Tours from Kumbuk River, Buttala
This is elephant country. Where peacocks herald the day and elephants roam the nights. KumbukRiver is a haven for nature-lovers, for those who cherish participatory tourism. Here, fantasies come true while you become one with nature. You can enjoy the peace and quiet of an eco haven or explore the untamed wild. There's a whole river to call yours and if adventure pumps your adrenaline, there's plenty we can offer you as well. What you can do here in itself is a discovery.