Rustic luxury in elephant territory!

Eco Solidarity Project

Where simplicity is within us!

Built 100 percent by local villagers. Managed by local village talent & skills. Integration of local villagers as stake holders.

CHANGING PEOPLE'S

LIFESTYLES FOR BETTER.

1

OUTDOOR BONFIRE

Sit close to your individual outdoor bonfire take inspiration from the jungle, the jeep safari, the romantic light of the full moon to spot wild elephants & sip a hot cocoa.

2

BARBECUE GRILL OPTIONS

Bar be cue meat or fish on the bonfire grill, throw some sausages on the pond grill, fire the rocket stove grill on the dining area for a hot tea or use the LPG gas burner.

3

RELAXING PONDS

01 '2 ft depth' outdoor pond to cool off the heat during daytime and 01 '2 ft depth' on the deck for the evening or night to spot the stars or hear the sounds of wildlife.

4

PRIVATE DINING AREA

We have the perfect space for you! 01 table indoor (accommodating 04 guests total), & 01 outdoor ideal for an elegant dinner with a tasting Sri Lankan menu by our village chefs.

Private

Dining Area!

Private

Plunge Pond

Private

Tea Lounge

Private

Bonfire

Experience your way of Life!'

Individual

Handmade Cuttlery

Changing peoples's lifestyle for better by financial support to improve their living conditions, renovating their houses & educating to understand about tourism business.  

1

PARTNESHIP

We fully support individuals & families from villages nearby to join us at Elephant Watch Hut to build the bridge of confidence..

2

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

Local knowledge will enable you share all the experience with the villagers way of life. e.g jungle life, agriculture, traditional fishing, weaving.

3

OUTSOURCING 90%

All the departments are outsourced to low income families. e.g all meals, laundry linnen, transport & local activities.

4

RENEWABLE ENERGY

Solar power lighting for all the watch huts with minimum brightness in oder not to disturb the wildlife & LPG for hot water shower.

5

LANGUAGE APPS

The favourite app of our team is "Google Language Translator" for faster communication, action & customer service.

Involve the local population in all activities, enable them to be independent for their start up projects as suppliers to Elephant Watch Hut, while respecting nature & culture.  

QUICK FACTS

Breakfast & dinner is included in half board basis bookings. Select your menu accordingly to your overnights.

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CATCH OF THE DAY

Fresh seafood menu is not included in half board menu. To be ordered separately ideal for honeymooners,

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EAT FRESH

Vegetables selected by Village chefs are purchased either directly from farmer's or from the village market.

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WATCH HUTS

Watch Hut 'Pela ' is a temporary lodge on a tree to protect the farmers crops to chase away wild elephants.

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FEED YOUR SENSES

While preserving the natural environment, all the watch huts are planted with exotic spices e.g watch hut

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WILD GRASS

We grow the local tall wild grass ' Maana" as a part of the garden landscape for wild elephants to feed.

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SOLAR POWERED ELECTRICAL FENCES

We have planted lime trees along the border of the fence to calm the wild elephants who pass EWH & often remove

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FIRE CRACKERS

Local farmer's in order to save the rice & other crops light fire crackers to indicate wild elephants are not welcome.

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LATE NIGHT MUSIC

Guest houses nearby: Late night baila music & non stop dancing till dawn ia an intergral part of a typical Sri Lankan life.

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Village Chef: Sumanawathi

'KOS AKKA'

Promotion sponsored by Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority - SLTDA Buddy also has won the Presidential award in 2007 as the best National Tour Guide.

Complimentary community based initiation activities by the residents of villages. 

Not Included - To be paid seperately!

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  • Elephant Watch Hut
  • Karandagas Wewa Trincomalee Rd, Habarana

Priyantha: English Buddiya: English,German & French. Akila - Local Market Lakmal - Local Market