Kulu Safaris’ paradigm is to seamlessly blend the adventure of a Sri Lankan safari with exceptionally comfortable accommodation, while minimizing ecological footprint, to offer you the definitive wildlife experience. Their tailor-made, mobile safaris feature customized tents that are finessed with thoughtful touches; they also run their own, modified, safari jeeps. Their guides are professional, trained naturalists who have spent years learning the nuances of their jungles. Staff are driven by an energy to surpass every single guest’s expectations. In effect, they offer their guests the best game viewing experience on the island.
Kulu is the first operator to establish and practice of environmentally conscious camping. They have adopted a strict “no-plastic” policy, use renewable energy to as great an extent as possible, and have implemented an eco-friendly waste-management system.
The campsite consists of five imported, waterproof, canvas tents (10m x 6m) raised above ground on wooden platforms. Interiors have twin or double beds, dressing table with mirror, luggage rack, mosquito net, torch and umbrella. A private verandah has camp chairs and hammocks. Attached bathrooms have w/c, sink and shower (hot water on request, although the climate makes this unnecessary for the vast majority).
Kulu Safaris offers an all-inclusive rate which includes accommodation, all meals and snacks; all beverages including tea/coffee, bottled water, soft drinks, one bottle of wine per couple /per night, a limited number of beer and local liquors; park entrance and tracker fees; and two game drives per day. If guests are interested in going on a private game drive accompanied with a naturalist an additional supplement is applicable.
The tents have en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold showers. The fly screens support excellent ventilation while keeping out pesky critters. Kulu’s Yala camp is ideally situated to explore the multiple sectors (referred to locally as ‘blocks’) of Yala National Park, and they run the majority of their safaris in Block 1. However, for guests staying 3 or more nights, they can run full-day excursions (with a packed, bush-lunch included!) to Block 3, 4, 5, and Lunugamvehera National Park.