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Gal Oya Lodge is a luxurious wildlife lodge on the edge of Gal Oya National Park, one of Sri Lanka's least visited national parks.
Located in 25 acres of private forest, this remote lodge is ideal for those who want to get back to nature and enjoy close encounters with wildlife.
Gal Oya National Park was inaccessible to tourists for many years due to civil war and it is often referred to as ‘Sri Lanka’s forgotten national park’.
This breathtaking national park is covered by lush evergreen forest, open savannas and Senanayake Samudra Lake which is Sri Lanka’s largest lake.
Here, you can enjoy jeep safaris through the jungle and boat safaris on the lake, and wildlife that can be seen includes water buffalo, Sri Lankan leopard, deer, langur monkeys, toque macaque, sloth bear, wild boar and a large number of Asian elephants which can be seen swimming in the lake!
The park is also home to a wide variety of exotic birdlife, including peacocks and parakeets!
As well as jeep and boat safaris in the national park, you can enjoy mountain bike excursions, riverside picnics, guided bird watching walks, and various treks and hikes.
You can also meet the local Vedda Tribe – the forest-dwelling, indigenous people of central Sri Lanka which is a fascinating cultural experience. You can choose your daily activities depending on your personal interests and preferences - just speak to the lodge staff to plan your stay.
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