The Personalities

Wildlife lovers, People looking to travel somewhere remote and different.


Raw wilderness. Hiking through rock formations and waterfalls. Seeing herds of the elephants. Sri Lankan hospitality.   

Best Visiting Months

October to January



Why stay

Gal Oya Lodge is located across beautiful Sri Lankan wilderness next to the Gal Oya National Park. Choose between nine eco-chic rooms with private verandas and ceiling glass windows. Design details such as table tops of sliced timber, the thatched roofs; coconut shells, bamboo and stone as bath accessories make the rooms one of a kind. For a special occasion or a larger group, choose the two bedroom villa perched at the highest point of the lodge, offering the best views. Enjoy the outdoor shower. Swim in the outdoor emerald pool, surrounded by mountains and cliffs. 

Why wander

You are staying right next the Gal Oya Natural Park, which contains the country’s largest inland body of water, the Senanayake Samudraya Lake. The magical landscape has many small islands scattered across the lake and offers the chance to see the Asian elephant in its natural habitat. Gal Oya Lodge is the only place in Sri Lanka where you can do a lake safari and see animals undisturbed in their natural environment.  

Indulge in

Egg hoppers. Salted banana chips with chili powder. Fresh authentic cuisine. 

Getting There

Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport is about 3 hours away. Arrange pickup with hotel.

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