About the Athgira River Camping
Athgira River Camping is located in Udawalawe by the edge of the Rakwana River. The distance from Udawalawe to Colombo is approximately 146km while the distance to Embilipitiya is about 20km. The town can be easily reached via the city of gems - Ratnapura or even via Tangalle or Hambantota if you are travelling from the south. Udawalawe is a famed National Park as well as a rainwater reservoir.
Rustic yet luxurious tents are offered as accommodation units at Athgira River Camping. The tents are ideally placed so that guests can enjoy bird watching while the Rakwana River flows right beside the camping ground making it perfect for natural habitat. Athgira River Camping consists of 4 single bed or double bed tents with a separate entrance each and private verandas with chairs to laze around all day. All tents have been influenced with eco friendly concepts and wood.
Dining is a wonderful experience that you can enjoy at Athgira River Camping. Using fresh ingredients, the team offers guests with simple salads, spicy Sri Lankan dishes and a number of western dishes. Guests are also able to choose a number of signature dining experiences such as the main restaurant, under the stars, BBQ with a camp fire or near the river. Other facilities offered at the Athgira River Camping include 24 hour room service, local and international alcoholic beverages, Wi-Fi facilities, laundry service and dry cleaning facilities and foreign currency encashment.
A number of activities are also available for you to enjoy while camping at this special location. Hiking, nature walks with an experienced resident naturalist, bird watching tours, cycling, badminton courts, chess, a natural swimming pool by the Rakwana River, fishing facilities, a trip to nearby villages to observe their daily routine, adventure water sports are to name a few.
There are a number of excursions that can be made while enjoying your holiday at the Athgira River Camping. A safari to the Udawalawe National Park should be the first in your list of excursions. There are herds of elephants that you can witness while all tours can be guided. The management also organizes tailor made tours according to your requirements. Other places of interest in the vicinity that you can visit include the Maduwanwela Walawwa, the Sinharaja Rain Forest, the Waulpane Lime Stone Cave and many more.