If Sri Lanka was one of the world's most beautiful islands, this is one of its most enchanting hideouts. Welcome to KumbukRiver Eco-Extraordinaire.

The Setting

A 'one-of-a-kind' eco-lodge nestled on the northern edge of Yala National Park.

The Setting

Every time a new guest arrives at this one-of-a-kind Sri Lankan eco resort, 'mother' nature prides with joy. Welcome to a world where time stands still and beauty surrounds you.

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.

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.

Elephant Villa

The reason why we are world famous.

Elephant Villa

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.

Elephant Villa consists of two very large bedrooms and a lounge area on upper deck with the living spaces promoting togetherness as families and friends have often discovered. There is electricity but lighting is minimal as you enjoy, perhaps, the most unique sleeping experience of your life. Made entirely of wood and straw with airy ambience, our Elephant Villa is for those with adventure and diversity on mind. This eco villa has a bathroom with hot water and two toilets in an interactive setting with nature.

Tree Luxuria

Heaven on trees.

Tree Luxuria

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. The bedroom has probably the largest bed found in Sri Lanka and a floor to ceiling glass wall offers you truly mesmerizing views of the river below. The air-conditioned cabin has a television, a fridge and a coffee/tea maker. The bathroom is a treat in itself with a shower cubicle with hot water jets and FM radio. The open upper deck is a great place to relax taking in the great vistas. Your meals may also be served here.

Kumbuk Chalet

Recapturing an age-old tradition.

Kumbuk Chalet

You believe in all things natural and want a true eco experience; that's why you may want to occupy the Kumbuk Chalet. Inspired by a typical farmer's house, the Chalet takes you back in time. This humble mud and thatch abode comes with an airy bathroom and space for dining and relaxing. Its courtyard features a tree shower. Naturally, there's no electricity but solar lamps should give you the little light you need. Here you are very much a part of the nature that surrounds you.

Cuisine

From traditional delights to western favourites.

Cuisine

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.

Things To Do

Discover the wild; savor the adventure.

Things To Do

Explore our 16 acre river-front nature enclave and enjoy a truly rejuvenating green holiday. Take a refreshing river bath,explore our mini island or ride our paruwa/raft. Catch some fish, our staff will help you! Explore our nature trails into the forest. Go bird watching; early morning is the best time to spot peacocks. Take a hand tractor ride to the near-by Suspension Bridge and continue trekking to an old tank in the deeps of Yala buffer zone offering spectacular views. Play Hop-scotch, Marbles or one of our other board games. Spend a night in a farmer's tree hut as they ward off elephants. Enjoy a BBQ night. Visit Dematamal Viharaya, an ancient temple that according to a legend played an important role in Southern history or visit the famous Maligawila Temple. Take a day trip or over-night trip to the famous surfing town of Arugam Bay. Take a day trip to Yala National Park or continue there on to Hambantota/Galle. Take a day trip to Uda Walawe.

The Legend

A guide to the resort

Rates

Pick your preferred accommodation.

Rates

Elephant Villa
Full Board 1 person per night: U$D 70.00
Every additional person Full Board: U$D 70.00
Sleep from 2-10 people.
Single party exclusivity guaranteed.
The world-famous 40ft two story Elephant Villa consists of two very large airy bedrooms and a lounge area with the living spaces promoting togetherness as families and friends have often discovered. Elephant Villa is served by two toilets and a spacious bathroom with hot water shower, giving you a tastefully designed eco experience.
Tree Luxuria
Full Board 1 person per night: U$D 90.00
Every additional person Full Board: U$D 90.00
Sleep maximum 4 people.
Single party exclusivity guaranteed.
Welcome to the wild with the comfort of a star-class room. Our unique two story Tree Cabin is your ultimate luxurious eco hideout. The lower deck of the plush wooden cabin is air-conditioned and has a glass wall on the river-front offering guests probably the most spell-binding experience from a Sri Lankan hotel room. The bedroom has the largest bed found in Sri Lanka and the room offers you truly mesmerizing views of the river below.
Kumbuk Chalet
Double F/B per night: U$D 50.00
Every additional person F/B: U$D 50.00
Sleep maximum 4 people.
Single party exclusivity guaranteed.
Built to resemble a typical mud and thatch village house, the Chalet has one bedroom, bathroom and space for dining and relaxing. Its private courtyard has an outdoor shower as well. Chalet is ideal for a truly rustic and humbling eco experience.
Check-In: 2.00pm | Check-Out: 11.00am
For late checkout please speak to the manager and only offered on availability.
Call us for local rates m: Hotline: (+94) 770 455 494(Get Help)

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Reserve KumbukRiver

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KumbukRiver Eco-Extraordinire,
10, Greenlands Lane,
Colombo 05,
Sri Lanka.
+94 770 455 494
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