LUXURY IN THE WILD
Luxury and experience at its best at Sinharaja Forest Lodge with the soothing sounds of nature and the wildlife with the Ginganga (river ) in front and the rainforest canopy as a splendid backdrop. You get your very own forest lodge both spacious and elegant with a cozy interior designed room, a sitting area, an outdoor terrace and attached bathroom with toiletries and a hot water shower, complete with all the comfort, amenities and Air conditioning that
blend nature and hotel luxury in one.
Welcome to the Sinharaja (Lion King) Rainforest Kingdom of Sri Lanka
We are focused on providing forest experience services which combine creativity and heart. We believe that the rainforest is rich with sights, smells, sounds and the emotions they give rise to. An an opportunity to reclaim time for ourselves and just BE with nature.As a general rule, the farther you travel from civilization and roads, the more wildlife you'll see.
LUXURY FOREST LODGES
A serene forest retreat on the banks of the Ginganga with 6 spacious forest lodges with with generous beds & spring mattresses, attached bathroom with warm water showers, amenities, a veranda with mountain and river view. The level of luxury is further defined with a choice of Air Conditioned or Non Air Conditioned lodges.
SINHARAJA RAINFOREST BIOSPHERE
Sinharaja Rain Forest (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the last viable remnant of Sri Lanka’s tropical lowland rainforest spanning an area of 18900 acres is located within Sabaragamuwa and Southern provinces of the south-west lowland wet zone of Sri Lanka. Sinharaja is bounded by rivers on three sides. On the north, Sinharaja is bounded by the NapolaDola and Koskulana Ganga. On the south and south-west are the rivers MahaDola and Gin Ganga. On the west are the river KalukandawaEla and river Kudawa Ganga.
Birdlife in Sinharaja Rain Forest
Sinharaja Rain Forest is home to numerous indigenous birds such asthe Ceylon Hanging Parrot (Loriculusberyllinus), the Ceylon Grey Hornbill (Ocycerosgingalensis), the Ashy-headed Laughing Thrush (Garrulaxcinereifrons), Layard’s parakeet (Psittaculacalthripae), the Jungle fowl (Gallus lafayetii ), the Spur fowl (Galloperdixbicalcarata), the Ceylon Wood Pigeon (Columba torringtonii), the Brown- capped Babbler (Pellorneumfuscocapillum), the Red-faced Malkoha (Phaenicophaeuspyrrhocephalus) and the Ceylon Blue Magpie (Urocissa ornate) among others, are prominent in this area.
19 of Sri Lanka’s 20 species of endemic bird species in Sri Lanka are found in the Sinharaja Reserve Among the endangered birds are Sri Lanka Wood Pigeon, Green-Billed Coucal, Sri Lankan white-headed starling, Red-faced Malkoha, Green-billed Caucal, Sri Lanka Spur fowl Sri Lankan Blue Magpie, and Ashy-headed Babbler, all of which are endemic.
Mammals, reptiles, amphibians and butterflies
Out of 12 endemic mammal species of the country 8 are found here. Giant squirrel, dusky-stripped jungle squirrel, badger mongoose and endemic purple-faced leaf monkey and torque macaque are frequently seen.
Many threatened species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians and butterflies are found in the Reserve including the leopard. Endemism among mammals and butterflies is greater than 50%. Reptiles and amphibia include python, endemic green pit viper, endemic hump nosed lizard (Lyriocephalusscutatus) and and rough-nose horned lizard (Ceratophoraaspera).