If you are visiting Yala National Park and don’t take the short trip to beautiful KumbukRiver, you are missing one the world’s most unusual hideouts.
KumbukRiver has won the travel Oscar as the world’s leading eco-lodge and is among the world’s top 10 most unusual hotels. It is also among the top getaways for adventurous honeymooners. Nestled on the banks of a secluded river on the northern edge of Yala, nature’s pristine glory makes the location picture-perfect and a haven for nature lovers. Right out of a storybook, KumbukRiver’s new boat house is what dreams are made of. The shape of the warmly colored elephant captures the amazing role elephants play in the island’s culture. The air conditioned boat house sleeps up to 4; making it a dream choice for honeymooners, as well as, families with the room offering spectacular vistas of nature. KumbukRiver Boat House livens up your stay with its inviting washroom perched few feet up two trees, allowing visitors to enjoy a warm water bath with great views of the river. You can relax in cool comfort, sit on the deck or take a dip or write your journal in the outdoor courtyard. However, please do note that this is off the beaten-track and occasional breakdowns may be possible.
There are plenty of ancient sights and famous Buddhist temples in and around Buttala. If you want to go on safari to Yala National Park, we can assist you with your booking. Our staff will readily wake up early to pack you a picnic meal. You may plan to return to the eco-lodge, arrive here after having visited the park or move on to the southern coast with Yala as your last stop; based on where you are arriving from. Getting around Most guests arrive in their own rented vehicles. Some guests arrive by bus and take a tuk-tuk from Buttala. If you don't have your own transport, tuk-tuk is a great way to travel around here. We can also assist you in hiring safari jeep to enter Yala National Park.
Buttala, Uva Province, Sri Lanka
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