Day Trips, Tours and Excursions from Hill Safari Eco Lodge, Ohiya

Famed as the location to enjoy the "Dondra Watch", the Hill Safari Eco Lodge is the ideal destination for trekkers, adventure seekers and nature lovers. The bungalow which is hidden amidst a tea plantation consists of 5 rooms while the 2 rooms in the new wing offers unparallel views of the Ohiya Gap and beyond while on clear days you are able to spot the Dondra Lighthouse over 100km away in the deep south coastal bed of the island. Trekking expeditions can be arranged as a 7 day programme or cater to your requirements according to where you want to visit.

Location

Opening doors to a trekker's paradise, the Hill Safari Eco Lodge is located in Ohiya which is well known as one of the most scenic hill stations of the island. The property is a bungalow which has been refurbished and extended and it lies in the Lower Bray Estate which is a tea plantation covering a land of 50 acres. The tea plantation is located at an elevation of nearly 7500 feet. Ohiya is a rural village that is located in the Badulla District which is closer to the Horton Plains National Park. The Colombo-Badulla railway runs through this picturesque town and the station is about 4.5 km away from the lodge while driving from Colombo can be a bit long but memorable. Public transport options include a bus route that runs via Boralanda.

Excursions

p>The Hill Safari Eco Lodge in Ohiya can be the base to explore many places of interest in and around the area. The Horton Plains National Park, the World's End Precipice, Bakers Falls, Kirigalpotte Mountain and the Thotapolakande Mountain are less than an hour's drive away from the Eco lodge. One of the most memorable excursions from the Hill Safari Eco Lodge would be through Haputale, Beragala, Koslanda, Diyaluma Waterfalls, Wellawaya with ruins of Maligawila and Buduruwagala, Rawana Ella Waterfall, Ella, Bandarawela and back. Other attractions in the area include the Ohiya Forest, Udaweriya Estate and its surroundings, the Devil's Staircase, Bambarakanda Falls via the Udaweriya Estate and the Mountain of Rahangala.