Tree Tops Jungle Lodge is a real jungle experience and simple living in harmony with wild nature. The ecolodge situated 10 km southeast of Buttala is carefully fitted into impressive surroundings, the elephant tracks, bush-jungle, mature tall forest, rocky hills as well as the wildlife.
The concept of Tree Tops Jungle Lodge has always been living and walking with a team of local trackers in the wilderness around the lodge. Due to our clear ecotourism vision and our ability to organize an authentic, yet top class, experience amidst wilderness and simple facilities we have been honored with the Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Award in 2008.
We are probably the only company in Sri Lanka with the capacity to take clients on walking safaris, a specialty service provided by us since the opening of Tree Tops Jungle Lodge in January 2002. Jungle walks were developed and produced by our own team and we never buy this service from any external provider.
All staff members are recruited local area within few miles from the lodge. No one had any experience with tourism or with foreigners at all. On the other hand, everybody were used to the jungle surroundings which is an essential qualification for this particular job.
Rather than simply another place to stay, the lodge is a total experience. This is about silence, natural sounds, a cacophony of bird calls and occasionally watching wild animals such as elephants. In the morning and afternoon, walk in the local area with our 4-man tracker team recruited from the nearest hamlets and trained at the lodge.
Tree Tops Jungle Lodge is not an accommodation option close to some famous attraction. We are not a typical ‘safari lodge’ base for ‘game drives’ in the national park. In fact there is no direct road access into the Yala National Park from the lodge. This is a major asset.
The jungle lodge and location is an authentic attraction in its own right. Something ‘real’, more than an attraction. A kind of going back in time, a glimpse into a past and unspoiled rural, wild Sri Lanka. For that reason, the lodge has always been kept as simple place to stay, run by a calm and quiet local staff team providing a relaxed, non-commercial, atmosphere. You will get to live with the local nature at the lodge itself and we are situated in the attraction so there is no need to go away to anywhere.