Offering a simple open-plan setting, the Yala Villa is a charming game lodge located within proximity to the Yala National Park. The property which consists of long verandahs with half open walls has a central garden area with a swimming pool. One verandah boasts of sleeping accommodation while the other comprises of living and dining areas. Bringing you together with nature, the villa is set with polished cement floors and soothing colours. The villa which is ideal for families and friends travelling together, offers a simple holiday experience in Yala.
Located a mere 15 minute drive away from the entrance to the Yala National Park, the Yala Villa is located within the South-Eastern part of Sri Lanka. Yala which is about 260 km away from Colombo can be accessed via the Southern coastal road or even the hill country while the drive is always a memorable one. The drive from Yala Villa to Kataragama is about 45 minutes while the Bundala National Park is only 30 minutes away.
The Yala Villa's proximity to the Yala National Park enables guests to enjoy a jeep safari which can be arranged in the mornings and afternoons. The excursion usually takes about 3 hours with a wildlife tracker. Yala which boasts of rocky terrain, lagoons and scrub plains is known for having one of the world’s densest leopard populations. The park is also home to the sloth bear, sambar, herds of elephants, crocodiles, monkeys, spotted deer and wild boar and species of local and migratory birds. Other interesting places that you can explore include the ancient city of Tissamaharama, the shrine of Kataragama and its surroundings as well as the ancient temple of Kirinda. A trip to the Bundala Bird Sanctuary can also be organized.