The Camp Hasthi experience is a simple one – unhurried safari rides and walks through the local villages and the Udawalawe National Park, fresh organic food cooked by people who are proud of what they do, fresh air, open spaces and some sweet surprises we throw in between your adventures. We will also take you through sometimes personal lessons on living the way Sri Lankans do with a few adventures in the books and a chance to know the people who make life in Udawalawe a truly unique experience. We want to package the real essence of our beautiful country, an authentic unadulterated experience of real Sri Lanka. The evolution of Camp Hasthi will see us growing the authentic experiences we offer each visitor.

Eat Local

We don’t boast of a vast menu but we have some mouth-watering surprises on our homegrown menu (Yes we grow our own vegetables, fruits and greens) and we are proud of our resident artisan cooks who can rustle up a meal before you can say “lunch”!

Walk This Way

There is no better way to connect and explore than to walk and we know it. Find your partner or your walking stick, grab some water and allow us to help you discover secret hideaways you would never find on wheels.

Village Beats

Clamber into a tractor for a rumbly ride through sugarcane plantations, a sweet meet up with sugar cane farmers at work and maybe even a game of cricket with the kids. Go where nobody else has ventured yet.

Unwind Yourself

Our campsite is a great place to escape the heat thanks to the cool mini canopy of our mango orchard and the low hung hammocks and chill out spaces that help you catch your breath between adventures.

Baby Elephantsf

Over the years many baby and young elephants have been orphaned or injured and the Elephant Transit Camp nearby is now their home. Take time to visit these soon to be freed youngsters for a personal encounter with these beautiful gentle giants of Sri Lanka.

Sugar High

“Sugar, sugar everywhere, not a grain to eat?” We can’t have that on our watch. We want you to discover where all this sugar comes from because after all you are surrounded by the sweetest thing on earth. So ride with us to meet the farmers of Sewanagala.

Rides To Remember

Birds, insects and reptiles have made homes at Camp Hasthi so expect the unexpected. Hop on a safari ride for more adventurous wildlife encounters at the Udawalawe National Park, that’s home to elephant, deer. and leopard. Fancy a local lunch spread by the river while you watch the wildlife?